We were thrilled to see so many of you at the Members' Only Viewing of Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1983 World's Fair. If you missed it, you still have the opportunity to view the lecture from the event. Isabelle Heyward and Paola Bucciol shared their insight on the creation of a Field Museum exhibition. Read more about 1893 World's Fair Lecture
How many objects on display at the 1893 World’s Fair became part of the Field Museum’s Anthropology collection?
D. 100,000 Answer: C. 50,000 Read more about Trivia!
Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair was created entirely by The Field Museum! Meet two members of the exhibition team who are excited to share their knowledge of the 1893 World's Fair with you! Read more about Meet the Creators
Screen shot 2011-03-08 at 9.42.26 PM_1.png The Field Museum offers many exciting educational programs and development opportunities to share with students and teachers. Learn more about the resources available on The Field Museum website. Read more about Back to School
Discovered by chance in 1940 by four teenagers, the Lascaux caves in southern France have inspired and awed anthropologists, pre-historians, scientists, and artists ever since. Beautifully subtle paintings and engravings of animals line the deep cave walls – sophisticated artwork created at the hands of our early ancestors nearly 20,000 years ago. In an effort to preserve their fragile existence, the caves have remained closed indefinitely, denying us even a glimpse of their shadowed majesty. Read more about Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux
Thanks to the generous support of the Field Museum's Women's Board, I have been able to purchase a high-powered microscope to conduct micro-analysis of stone tools from the Late Archaic (3,000-1,800 B.C.) site of Huaricanga in the Fortaleza Valley of Peru's north-central coast. The Late Archaic is also known as the Late Preceramic because it was a epoch BEFORE the advent of ceramics in ancient Peru. Therefore, stone tools represent the predominate artifact recovered from archaeological digs. Read more about Flakes, Cores, and Groundstones Oh My!
Join us on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00pm for a spirited discussion focused on climate change solutions. Read more about Comer Symposium: Climate Change and the Imagnine Future
The Society of Systematic Biologists is pleased to announce the availability of awards for revisionary taxonomy and systematics, modeled after the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics (ARTS) recently developed within the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster. We are calling these 'mini-ARTS' grants. These awards are designed to allow SSB members (students, post-docs, and faculty) to spend a summer or semester apprenticed to an expert in a particular taxonomic group or to enhance revisionary taxonomic and systematics research in novel ways. Read more about SSB Mini-ARTS Grants
Members, want to learn about bats? Then join us on Saturday, October 15 in the James Simspon Theatre from 1:00-5:00pm for Battle for Bats. As a member, you receive free basic admission, so this event is at no cost to you! You will join a group of experts for a half day symposium about bats and the crisis that they face in the disease known as White-nose Syndrome. Read more about Battle for Bats
Attention Members! Visit us soon and don’t forget to take a look at Design for a Living World! It will inspire your interior decorating skills and your efforts to recycle! Members, you can check out this exhibit for FREE! Please bring your membership card, a photo ID and ask your membership representative for more details. Read more about Design for a Living World