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Curious Vault Collaborations 001

Art and science tend to be separated in people’s minds. They are separate classroom subjects. They are (usually) housed in separate museums. One is expression, and the other is understanding. But if art is all about experimenting with the expression … Continue reading

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The Curious Vault 009: Pre-Columbian Collection Assessment

Recently in the Curious Vault a selection of ten stone figurines were given a careful second look. They are simple human figures, male and female, beautifully small and precise. To the untrained eye, they may not appear like much, but … Continue reading

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Gems and Minerals and ….. Dinosaurs

What might you find if you start digging in the right place at the right time? You might just find precious gems, beautiful minerals, and, if you’re very lucky, a dinosaur! But next weekend, March 29/30, you don’t have to … Continue reading

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The Curious Vault 001: Calcite

  Tucked away on a high shelf in the collections room of the Museum of Science is a startlingly unique rock specimen. It is white with long jutting crystal arms and made of a fragile mineral called calcite. The piece … Continue reading

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