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Blog Archive: Collections

[image] Studying the Past, Present, and Future of Bats

Studying the Past, Present, and Future of Bats

Every year during the last week of October leading up to Halloween, bat researchers, conservationists, and enthusiasts celebrate Bat Week. Bats have historically been the star of spooky books, movies, and decorations so it is the perfect season to celebrate and bring awareness to these fascinating and diverse creatures. However, due to their misrepresentation in terrifying lore and literature, bats have become misunderstood and feared by many.
[image] New Native Voices Enrich the Collections

New Native Voices Enrich the Collections

From the first plans of our museum’s space, especially the Native Voices exhibit on the top floor, we have worked to include more than just objects from Native cultures in our region. Their perspectives, history, and actual voices are an important way to more fully present their culture to the wide museum audience.
[image] Fluorite of Utah and Beyond

Fluorite of Utah and Beyond

Fluorite is very popular amongst collectors and museum visitors due to its beauty and relatively common occurrence. Learn more about this beautiful mineral featured at NHMU.
[image] The Many Colors of Tourmaline

The Many Colors of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a favorite of mineral collectors and also gemstone collectors and anyone who loves colorful semiprecious gemstone jewelry.
[image] Fantastic Fossils Reveal Utah's Cambrian World

Fantastic Fossils Reveal Utah's Cambrian World

Fossils from a BLM collection have vastly expanded our understanding of early animal life.
[image] A Butterfly Case from early 20th Century Utah

A Butterfly Case from early 20th Century Utah

Rachel Quist takes a closer look at a beloved object on the Museum's fourth floor.
[image] NHMU50: Saving an Allosaurus Graveyard

NHMU50: Saving an Allosaurus Graveyard

NHMU is home to the greatest collection of Allosaurus bones in the world. How did they get here?
[image] A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

NHMU Director Jason Cryan discovered a new insect in museum collections, and the species wasn't seen again for 20 years.
[image] The Museum's Wall of Wonders

The Museum's Wall of Wonders

The massive Collections Wall is united by the theme of wonder.
[image] Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

NHMU is home to a collection of historic lantern slides photographed by Horace S. Poley around the turn of the 20th century.