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:

Heather-Rose Kates’ research featured by VOA

From: Laboratory of Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics

Graduate student Heather-Rose Kates’ research, funded by a USDA grant she received, has been featured in an article and video produced by Voice of America: Here’s the article.

Google is your homepage

From: Webology

In 2014, the homepage received only 2.39% of the total page views on the Museum’s website. I knew that our homepage has never been the most-visited page on our site (snakes and shark attacks are always battling for that honor), but until now I didn’t give much thought to the actual percentage of visitors who view it compared to […]

Dickinson Hall Window Exhibit

From: Blue Rim Paleobotany

The Paleobotany lab at the FLMNH has updated the east side display window in the Dickinson Hall courtyard on the University of Florida campus.  It contains four posters describing research by others in the lab, including work on lianas in Panama, leaf morphotyping, and fossil fruits of Anacardiaceae and Icacinaceae.  In addition, I had the […]

A time lapse, Sue’s up and running and a selfie phenominon

From: Florida Museum Imagery

To wrap up this visual chronicle of the process of setting up A T.rex Named Sue (this is the fourth and final post) we’d like to share a time lapse of the set-up process and opening day crowd: To accomplish the time lapse, Jeff and I mounted a Nikon D200 in the rafters with a […]

Congratulations to Andy Crowl!!

From: The Cellinese Lab

Andy was awarded a dissertation improvement grant (NSF-DDIG) to work on a project titled “Integrating Biogeography, Cytology, Niche Modeling and Phylogenetics to Understand the Evolutionary History of Endemic Campanula Species in the Mediterranean”. Way to go, Andy!!

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!