April152014

If you weren’t following @nmnh on twitter this weekend, you missed out on the journey of the Nation’s T. rex from the Museum of the Rockies in Montana to Washington, DC. Here are some highlights!

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April132014
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kiss-us-narcissus:

look how fucking stupid this cotylorhynchus looks

kiss-us-narcissus:

look how fucking stupid this cotylorhynchus looks

(via tyrannosaurslair)

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April122014
April112014

fairymerboy:

kenobi-wan-obi:

autistpsyche:

you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

that dyslexia 1 hit me hard.

welp this about sums up my entire last year of school

(via secretporcupine)

April102014

The three mounts of Sue the Tyrannosaurus (FMNH PR 2081):

Field Museum of Natural History (original fossils), Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom (cast) and “A T. rex Named Sue” traveling exhibit (cast).

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April92014
April82014
amnhnyc:

From the Archives: Museum photographer Thane L. Biewert photographs a colleague photographing Tyrannosaurus rex. (1937) 
Barnum Brown, known as the greatest dinosaur collector of all time, discovered and excavated this specimen starting in 1902. Learn about Brown’s extraordinary career.
Browse more images from the archives.AMNH/315293

amnhnyc:

From the Archives: Museum photographer Thane L. Biewert photographs a colleague photographing Tyrannosaurus rex. (1937)

Barnum Brown, known as the greatest dinosaur collector of all time, discovered and excavated this specimen starting in 1902. 
Learn about Brown’s extraordinary career.

Browse more images from the archives.
AMNH/315293

(via paleobiology)

9AM

When you’re watching a TV show or movie set in a museum…

whenyouworkatamuseum:

…and they do something impossible, like turn around a lab test in an hour, have perfect galleries full of nothing but Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt paintings, no one ever has to fill out paperwork, and the conservators work in dramatically lit labs while wearing immaculate white coats. Oh, and curators be rollin’ in cash. 

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And when the script has borrowed the actual name of your museum and it drives up visitation, you feel great!

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But when the visitors arrive expecting to see & experience exactly what was represented in the show/movie, and you have to keep explaining the difference between imagination and reality, it’s not so much fun. 

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And when that just keeps happening, eventually your visitor services corps starts to crack. 

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and then it dies down. Until the sequel comes out. 

…and you can count on the LA Natural History Museum to stand in for every museum ever. 

(Source: whenyouworkatamuseum)

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