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Global Collection of Mummies to Visit Houston Starting Sept. 24

Posted on · In a few weeks (Sept. 24, 2016), a national exhibit featuring mummified remains of people and animals from around the world will arrive at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will feature mummies and artifacts on loan from twelve museums. Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, the museum’s curator of anthropology, explains why […]

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Health Care, Food Waste, Vision in Space, and Samurai Exhibit: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Posted on · A recent interim report from the state Senate Committee on Health and Human Services outlined a number of legislative recommendations to address some of the state’s health care challenges. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about the findings in the report and look ahead to what lawmakers might consider during the upcoming 84th […]

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Original Edition of the Magna Carta on Display at Houston Museum

Posted on · An original edition of the Magna Carta from the year 1217 is on display now through Aug. 17 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, curator of anthropology at the museum, tells us about the document, its historical significance and its legacy — including influencing the US Bill of Rights. Along with […]