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Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Conference

The Natural History Museum team is heading down to Wilmington, Delaware for the weekend to attend the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) annual conference. The theme this year, Museums Exposed: Real

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Association of Science and Technology Centers Convention

The Natural History Museum is in Tampa for the ASTC convention. If you’re around, come visit us at Booth #234. We don’t have our museum bus on the floor this year, but we have lots of buttons and shwag, and some shiny new programs to share with you.

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From the Blog


Hundreds of Scientists Take to the Streets

At a rally organized by The Natural History Museum and ClimateTruth.org, more than 500 climate scientists took to the streets alongside Indigenous leaders and frontline community groups. The world paid attention: we captured hundreds of news headlines across the globe.

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NYC Light Brigade Museum Divest Action

AMNH Cuts Ties to Fossil Fuels

New York’s American Museum of Natural History has announced it has reduced fossil fuel exposure to its $650 million endowment. As the country’s oldest and largest museums with approximately five million visitors each year, this will reverberate across the sector and around the world.

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Archaeologists & Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds

We stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and affirm their treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, and the protection of their lands, waters, cultural and sacred sites, and we stand with all those attempting to prevent further irreparable losses.

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Reframing Science Denial

Fossil fuel interests are still knee-deep in climate science denial–-in pushing policies and perspectives that deny the scientific consensus that we must keep carbon in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change, the Kochs and the fossil fuel companies behind “Fueling US Forward” are science deniers. Full stop.

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