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  • New direction for the Field, with a curious blogger leading the way

    New direction for the Field, with a curious blogger leading the way
    "It doesn't look like it would do very well in the water," Emily Graslie is saying, dryly. The Field Museum's first ever Chief Curiosity Correspondent is standing in front of a skeleton of an extinct giant lemur, mounted in a glass case in a back...
  • Memo to museums: Don't give away those glass cases

    Memo to museums:  Don't give away those glass cases
    Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
  • At American Indian Center's 60th Powwow, both ritual and dance contest

     At American Indian Center's 60th Powwow, both ritual and dance contest
    The history of Native Americans contains many sorrowful narratives of displacement and broken promises from the United States government. The American Indian Center of Chicago, located in Uptown, has its roots in that history. But at 60 years old, the...
  • Museum beat yields diverse story topics

    Museum beat yields diverse story topics
    Covering museums in Chicago is like having a horn of plenty to pluck fruit from. Just in recent days, the Newberry Library had the first book printed in America in for a pre-auction visit, and I then got to spend an afternoon at the Field Museum's N.W....
  • Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues

     Field Museum was warned years ago about budget issues
    Years before a budget crisis forced the Field Museum to slash research and cut science jobs, three former trustees raised alarms about financial practices at the museum — including some of the same practices that experts have said contributed to the...
  • Dinosaur Petting Zoo a different look at dinos

    Dinosaur Petting Zoo a different look at dinos
    Not every petting zoo contains cuddly, pint-size quadrupeds. For that matter, not every petting zoo features actual living creatures. Sydney-based visual-spectacle performance troupe Erth Visual and Physical Inc. brings its collection of prehistoric...
  • How many trees in the Amazon? Field Museum scientist may have the answer

    How many trees in the Amazon? Field Museum scientist may have the answer
    There are almost 400 billion trees in the Amazon River basin, “close to the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy,” says Nigel Pitman, a Field Museum visiting scientist who is second author of a new study that provides the best answer yet to...
  • Marisa Silver

     Marisa Silver
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? The Field Museum. I'm obsessed with natural history museums, and this is one of the best. What’s your guilty pleasure reading? I love reading science books written for the lay person. I mean...
  • The museum, the money, hard feelings and hard times

    The museum, the money, hard feelings and hard times
    When the Field Museum announced in December it would slash spending on science, the museum’s president and several trustees largely blamed the economic recession. But reporter Jason Grotto and I uncovered records showing a decade of major building...
  • Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan

    Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan
    Many men and women helped raise Chicago out of the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and transform it into the major city it would become in the 20th century, people such as Marshall Field, Charles Wacker, Aaron Montgomery Ward, Potter Palmer, Jane Addams...
  • Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists

    Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists
    Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...