My name is Ben, and I’m a exhibition developer in the Chicago area. This blog is a space for my personal explorations into the historic and aesthetic dimensions of natural history museums, especially the cultural and scientific legacies of mounted dinosaur skeletons. Please direct questions to extinctmonsters (at) gmail.
What’s with extinct monsters? This was the evocative title of the first incarnation of the National Museum of Natural History’s fossil halls (1911-1963). I find it charming, and am cheerfully borrowing it.
Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone, and do not reflect the museums and other institutions where I have worked, studied or volunteered. I will always make it clear when I am writing about an exhibit or program that I personally worked on.