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Current News Stories

  • “The Fossil Record and Evolution of Beetles” with Dena Smith, Ph.D.,  Join the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21, for a presentation that highlights “The Fossil Record and Evolution of Beetles.” University of Colorado Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology Dena Smith, Ph.D. will provide a fossil-based approach to understanding the 300 million-year history of beetles.(February 18, 2013)
  • “Ancient Southwest: Peoples, Pottery and Place” Exhibition Opening, Reception & Lecture,  â€œAncient Southwest: Peoples, Pottery and Place” a new exhibition at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, will open on Thursday, February 21. The opening reception is Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a curator’s lecture at 7 p.m. The reception will be preceded by a private museum members’ only tour at 6 p.m. with Dr. Steve Lekson, the author of “A History of the Ancient Southwest” and Curator of Archaeology. The exhibit will run through February 14, 2014.(February 19, 2013)
  • AIA Lecture. New Research on Old Pots: Developments in Southwestern Ceramic Analysis,  Southwestern archaeologists have always studied pottery to help them understand past human behavior. Analyzing pottery can tell us about past foodways, ethnicity, trade, migration, and religious beliefs. Over the past several decades, Southwestern ceramicists have increasingly used high-tech techniques from 3D modeling to nuclear reactors to explore some of these longstanding issues. This talk explores some of these techniques and the advances Southwestern ceramicists have made in using pottery to understand past culture.(January 14, 2013)

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Press Information & Resources

For press kits for temporary exhibits, see the temporary exhibit pages in the Exhibits Section. General press information and resources for the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History can be found below.

About the Museum (PDF, 437 KB)

Museum Logo (color JPEG, 80 KB)
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Press Photos

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All zip files contain a text file with suggested caption information; for more information on any of the photos, please contact the museum.

BioLounge Photos (8 high-res JPEGs, 31 MB zip file)
Paleontology Hall Photos (9 high-res JPEGs, 33 MB zip file)
Girls At the Museum Exploring Science Photos (8 high-res JPEGs, 43 MB zip file)
Behind the Scenes Photos (6 high-res JPEGs, 33 MB zip file)

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