Ann Smothers on C-Span 1996

Smothers leaves legacy of "pride and optimism" for museum and institution

Monday, January 8, 2024
Ann Elizabeth Slattery Smothers, who dedicated decades of her life to the Old Capitol Museum, died on December 30, 2023. She was 77.
Taxidermy by student at UIA Museum of Natural History

A Nearly Lost Art

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Museum of Natural History Director of Research Collections Cindy Opitz teaches students a nearly lost art in the museum lab: taxidermy.
Museum of Natural History Insect Collection

Museums Preserve Priceless Collection in Peril

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums acquires extensive natural history collections from former Iowa Wesleyan University.
Conservators begin assessment of Laysan Island Cyclorama

Museum Conservation Assessment

Friday, February 10, 2023
UI Museum of Natural History welcomes team of experts to campus for museum conservation analysis.
Mariceliz Pagán Gómez

Museum of Natural History is muse for MFA grad student Mariceliz Pagán Gómez

Friday, September 30, 2022
University of Iowa M.F.A. printmaking graduate student and teaching assistant Mariceliz Pagán Gómez partners with the UI Museum of Natural History for artistic research with collections and audience engagement.
Art & Write Night

Art & Write Night Returns to Great Success

Friday, May 6, 2022
The successful return of the Art & Write Night program series at the UI Museum of Natural History has lead to extended events in the summer, with likelihood of adding more dates in the fall.
Students in Samuel Taylor’s Introduction to Environmental Sciences lab examine the prairie exhibit in Iowa Hall.

Museums Support Undergraduate Experiential Learning

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The Pentacrest Museums host students from courses all around campus in museum gallery spaces to assist with teaching goals and objectives. Recently 10 sections of Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences labs held class in Iowa Hall with the Museum of Natural History offering high-impact learning opportunity.
Old Capitol, University of Iowa grounds

The University Water Closet—A Modern Answer to An Urgent Need

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
University alum Tim Weitzel explores the legend of the University Water Closet on behalf of the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums.
Winter Birds

Iowa Winter Birds

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
After 25 years away from the public eye, the Iowa Winter Birds exhibit is coming back to the Museum of Natural History's Hageboeck Hall of Birds with a spruce up.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022