Blog Archive: People

Q&A with Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara

Kenneth Lacovara visited the Natural History Museum of Utah recently and discussed why dinosaurs matter, the future of paleontology, and NHMU's Past Worlds gallery.

Lola Reyes: Animator, Artist, NHMU Star

Lola Reyes is an incredible example of a Utahn brought up in humble circumstances who found the confidence, courage, and persistence to succeed in life, thanks in part to her five-year experience in NHMU’s Youth-Teaching-Youth program.

Of Mice and Meadows

A new exhibit in the Land Gallery shows how small mammals tell us about the past and present of the Great Basin ecosystem.

Eric Rickart, A True Natural Historian

Shannen Robson discusses Dr. Eric Rickart, NHMU's curator of vertebrate zoology.

Fungi in the Gut: Bryn Dentinger’s Look at Microbiomes

Bryn Dentinger, NHMU’s Curator for Mycology, is on a mission to study the gut microbiomes of herbivorous animals in the Intermountain West. He’ll be cataloguing the biodiversity of fungal microbes and providing a baseline for future comparative studies. 
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The Art and Details of Scientific Illustration

Natalia Wilkins-Tyler is a Salt Lake City-based scientific illustrator who has accomplished a number of fantastic illustrations for NHMU. Read about her profession and see a video of her in action.

Dusting our Dirty Dinosaurs

If you think your spring cleaning is difficult, try our Past Worlds Gallery on for size. Our exhibits team recently spent the better part of a week spiffing up all of our dinosaur skeletons.

The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

Education and entertainment mix seamlessly through the power of museum theater, two great examples of which are happening at NHMU through April 1, 2017: Poison Live! and the Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow.

A Conversation with NHMU's Randy Irmis

When the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology came to Salt Lake City in October 2016, we got a chance to speak with some noted paleontologists about their work. Here's NHMU's Randy Irmis on imaging fossils and collaborative teams.

Irons, Paint & Pulleys

Moving the 60-foot-by-12-foot Barrier Canyon Mural to our new museum location in 2011 took a lot of planning, and more than a little conservation of the aging mural.