Museum-Voices-logoMuseums are exciting, dynamic places. There are curators conducting cutting-edge research, collection managers carefully cataloging specimens, educators inspiring the next generation of scientists, exhibit designers crafting immersive experiences for visitors, and other activities occurring every day that many people don’t associate with museums.

Museum Voices is an opportunity for staff and graduate students to share their experiences with the world. The blogs may be run by individuals or entire labs or departments. Each has a unique perspective, and combined, the voices weave a colorful picture of museum life and discovery. Come see what we’re up to and join the conversation!

Recent Posts:

Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants

From: Laboratory of Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics

Wickett, N. J., S. Mirarab, N. Nguyen, T. Warnow, E. Carpenter, N. Matasci, S. Ayyampalayam, M. S. Barker, J. G. Burleigh, M. A. Gitzendanner, B. R. Ruhfel, E. Wafula, J. P. Der, S. W. Graham, S. Mathews, M. Melkonian, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, N. W. Miles, C. J. Rothfels, L. Pokorny, A. J. […]

She’s A Scientist

From: The Cellinese Lab

The Cellinese and Soltis Labs represented botanists at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s annual She’s a Scientist program last weekend!

Behind the Scenes: Prepping the fossils in the lab

From: Blue Rim Paleobotany

Once the fossils have been curated, they can be prepared.  Many specimens collected in the field will be only partially exposed. Rock layers or sediment may still cover more than half the fossil or maybe just a small part. Small needles, razor blades, and dental picks are used to uncover the buried fossil. It is […]

Happy Halloween from the Web Office

From: Webology

It wouldn’t be Halloween without some spooky spider webs, right? In the spirt of the holiday I thought I’d share this image map that was used on the Museum’s website back in 1996 on one of the earliest versions of the site. It’s a web of links…get it?! A very literal visual metaphor to help explain […]

New Euptychiina webpage!

From: Systematics of Euptychiina

Interested in butterflies? The new Euptychiina webpage is up. See menu for current information. More will be added soon!