That Museum Guy

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Aug 29

When an unstoppable forces meets a totally fragile object…

whenyouworkatamuseum:

That time a toddler ran full speed into an oil painting: 

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And when the conservator came to inspect the damage: 

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I’ve never really been a fan of those baby leashes that  some people use, but this submission made me reconsider my stance. 


amnhnyc:

Celebrate #FossilFriday with Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis! 
Pachycephalosaurus, meaning “thick-headed reptile,” lived 66 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period and was the largest bone-headed dinosaur ever found, with 10 inches of bone crowning its rather small brain. This specimen was found in 1940 in Carter County, Montana. 
This fossil is located in the Museum’s Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs. 

amnhnyc:

Celebrate #FossilFriday with Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis

Pachycephalosaurus, meaning “thick-headed reptile,” lived 66 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period and was the largest bone-headed dinosaur ever found, with 10 inches of bone crowning its rather small brain. This specimen was found in 1940 in Carter County, Montana. 

This fossil is located in the Museum’s Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs. 


Aug 26

sdzoo:

Get in my belly!


Aug 23
Baby bonobo!!! #zoo

Baby bonobo!!! #zoo


The tastiest trays are always just out of reach. #elephant #zoo

The tastiest trays are always just out of reach. #elephant #zoo


#jaguar #zoo

#jaguar #zoo


Aug 20

naturalmomma:

Dear creationists: Those “intermediate” fossils you’re always asking for? You can see a lot of them at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. ;)

Best days of my life were working here.

(via thedragoninmygarage)


Aug 18
amnhnyc:

This #MuseumMonday, we’re featuring the Ellsworth Corridor. 
This area on the Museum’s first floor just off the Grand Gallery celebrates a relatively unsung hero of polar exploration: the American Lincoln Ellsworth. His bust graces the back wall of the narrow hallway, while the display cases on either side contain artifacts detailing Ellsworth’s efforts to become the first man to fly across both polar continents, a feat he accomplished in 1935 when he crossed the Antarctic in his plane Polar Star. Ten years earlier, Ellsworth’s first attempt to fly over the North Pole teamed him with Norwegian Roald Amundsen, whose earlier overland competition with British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott to reach the South Pole is chronicled in the Museum’s traveling exhibition Race to the End of the Earth. Through the special relationship between Amundsen and Ellsworth, the Museum Library’s Memorabilia Collection came to possess items the Norwegian explorer carried with him on his quest to reach the South Pole, including a sledge, chronometer, binoculars, shotgun, and a tin cup from the ship Fram, which are featured in the corridor.
Explore other halls on this #MuseumMonday!

amnhnyc:

This #MuseumMonday, we’re featuring the Ellsworth Corridor. 

This area on the Museum’s first floor just off the Grand Gallery celebrates a relatively unsung hero of polar exploration: the American Lincoln Ellsworth. His bust graces the back wall of the narrow hallway, while the display cases on either side contain artifacts detailing Ellsworth’s efforts to become the first man to fly across both polar continents, a feat he accomplished in 1935 when he crossed the Antarctic in his plane Polar Star. Ten years earlier, Ellsworth’s first attempt to fly over the North Pole teamed him with Norwegian Roald Amundsen, whose earlier overland competition with British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott to reach the South Pole is chronicled in the Museum’s traveling exhibition Race to the End of the Earth. Through the special relationship between Amundsen and Ellsworth, the Museum Library’s Memorabilia Collection came to possess items the Norwegian explorer carried with him on his quest to reach the South Pole, including a sledge, chronometer, binoculars, shotgun, and a tin cup from the ship Fram, which are featured in the corridor.

Explore other halls on this #MuseumMonday!


Jul 29
Izzy says relax

Izzy says relax


first-kiss-since-45:

vikadi:

set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

these are incredible

(via africant)


Jul 25
Grow your own air freshener. Much mint, very sage. Wow. Ps: you’ll also preserve your herbs via air drying.

Grow your own air freshener. Much mint, very sage. Wow. Ps: you’ll also preserve your herbs via air drying.


Jul 21
Playing with #corgi pup. Your night ain’t as good.

Playing with #corgi pup. Your night ain’t as good.


Jul 17
Showing off the family sawtooth.

Showing off the family sawtooth.


Jul 16
Awesome seats for tonight’s #Swans game!

Awesome seats for tonight’s #Swans game!


Jul 14
What happens when a squirrel lives in an engine. #bones

What happens when a squirrel lives in an engine. #bones


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