The Colors of Our Collections

The Stories Behind the Objects

The objects displayed on this page appear in the "Colors of Our Collections" case inside The Nature of Color at the Natural History Museum of Utah. While The Nature of Color is a traveling exhibition produced by AMNH in New York, this particular case highlights a rainbow of richly colored objects selected from the diverse collections at NHMU.

Since these vibrant objects were solely chosen based on their colorful appearances, we wanted to give collection managers an opportunity to share some of their interesting stories as well. From culinary delicacies to prehistoric tools, these selected items are more than just pretty faces. Click on an image, scroll down, and read the captions to learn more about each object from an NHMU scientist.