Bringing the Microbial World into our Natural History Museums

Scott Chimileski Harvard Museum of Natural History HMNH

The Harvard Museum of Natural History

A quick post to link an article I wrote for ASM’s great blog, Small Things Considered:

http://schaechter.asmblog.org/schaechter/2015/09/bringing-the-microbial-world-into-our-natural-history-museums.html

I have to send many thanks to Elio Schaechter for his extraordinary editorship of this and many other articles on Small Things!

In the article I ask why microbes are typically a minor component of natural history museums, argue why it’s important that we change this, and offer some solutions for presenting the microbial world for the public. I also discuss our project to bring the microbial world into the Harvard Museum of Natural History, in an exhibit to open in 2017!

Scott Chimileski Microbes