Before leaving for Paris, I decided to visit one of my favorite places on campus: The Harvard Museum of Natural History. According to its website, the museum was “established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.” As a result, one can see an amazing collection of glass hand-blown flowers by the Blaschka family, the bones of prehistoric giants, and an endless menagerie of taxidermied animals. Free for students and one guest, the museum made a perfectly affordable last outing at Harvard. Joined by my friend Anouk, a newcomer to the HMNH, I explored again the vast collections, while reminiscing on my favorite Harvard science class: Dinosaurs and Their Relatives. RAWR!
The blog will continue during my stay in Paris. Prepare yourselves readers, for ten months of je ne sais quoi… But it should be exciting. I hope that you keep reading Dust on the Bookshelf. As you read this now, I am probably still on a plane somewhere between Iceland and Paris.
A bientôt mes amis!
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Hello Readers! Please check out my first article on The Diverse Arts Project blog. DAP is a really exciting new site that I’ve been asked to join up with. I will be a regular editor and contributor, bringing you soon the lovely lesser-known sights and sounds of Paris. Paris Meconnu, if you will. But for now, I hope to feature a few more local Boston, Cambridge and Somerville artists. Keep checking it out and be sure to read about Gumbo Diablo!