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Blog Archive: People

[image] Dusting our Dirty Dinosaurs

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.

[image] The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

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.

[image] A Conversation with NHMU's Randy Irmis

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.
[image] Irons, Paint & Pulleys

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.
[image] Isabel Perez-Vega, NHMU Employee, Recognized As American Graduate Champion

Isabel Perez-Vega, NHMU Employee, Recognized As American Graduate Champion

We are thrilled that one of our long-time Youth Teaching Youth participants and now an NHMU employee, Isabel Perez-Vega, has been recognized as an American Graduate Champion.
[image] Bioblitzing with SLC Neighborhood Naturalists

Bioblitzing with SLC Neighborhood Naturalists

Citizens armed with smart phones are helping Salt Lake City parks and open space managers inventory species found on our shared urban spaces. It's a partnership we've developed with the city and we call it SLC Neighborhood Naturalists.
[image] Michael Martin: Architect, NHMU Facilities Manager, Night Sky Junkie

Michael Martin: Architect, NHMU Facilities Manager, Night Sky Junkie

Our NHMU facility manager, Michael Martin, has many talents, including leading moon watching events at the museum on clear and dark evenings.
[image] Mary Reid: A Granado Weaver

Mary Reid: A Granado Weaver

From our guest blogger, Jackson Clark II, a reminiscence about a Navajo weaver from Granado, Arizona, Mary Reid.
[image] Our Barcoding Maven: Martha Maezumi

Our Barcoding Maven: Martha Maezumi

Martha Maezumi is an indispensable resource for our herbarium digitization efforts. She has personally digitized nearly 3,000 specimens for the museum and barcoded about 20,000 sheets. Read her story.
[image] Friends in High Spaces

Friends in High Spaces

It's good to have friends in high spaces, especially when they're astronauts. NHMU welcomed Mark and Scott Kelly for an evening of informal conversation from the International Space Station.