March 02, 2010

Celebrating milestones

It's a week of milestones at the Burke Museum: Saturday is the 25th Annual Dinosaur Day and today marks the 300th post to the Burke Blog! To celebrate, we've compiled some of our favorite entries from the past 100 posts.

Behind the scenes with Ray Troll gave a look at how the Burke Museum prepared for the exhibit Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway.

Q: How does one go about moving 650 pieces of ceramic pottery from the Burke Museum to a new storage facility? A: Very, very carefully detailed how the ethnology department prepared to safely move the ceramic and pottery collection to another storage facility (without breaking anything along the way!).

Favorite New Acquisitions Part 1 and Part 2 listed our curators’ favorite new acquisitions to the collections.

Where can kids dig in Washington? offered parents tips about where their kids can participate in mock archaeological digs around the state.

How can a museum reduce its environmental impact? reflected on the discussions being held around the museum about how to function in the most sustainable way.

Twilight series thrusts Quileute Tribe into spotlight examined the Quileute Tribe’s relationship to the Twilight book and movie series.

The Burke Blog contributors work hard to offer insight into the inner workings of the Pacific Northwest’s only major natural history museum. Thank you for reading the Burke Blog and we look forward to the next 100 posts!