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The Top Ten Grant Museum Blogs of 2013

By Jack Ashby, on 9 January 2014

Happy New Year!
As well as looking forward to the exciting things we hope to do in the coming year, it is customary to look back at the past one. On Twitter over the past week I’ve been tweeting the best of 2013’s blog – the Top Ten most viewed Grant Museum posts of last year.

I’ve announced those ranking at 10 to 2 in the charts, and exclusively revealing here that the most popular post of 2013 is…

Will a museum studies degree help you get a job in a museum?

Perhaps suggesting that there are many people interested in the incredibly amazing careers in museums, yet are aware of the fact that finding a way in is easier said than done.

The Top Ten in full:

1) Will a museum studies degree help you get a job in a museum?
2) Bear or Bare? – When to use “bear” and when to use “bare”
3) The Micrarium – a place for tiny things – opens
4) Underwhelming Fossil Fish of The Month: March
5) You dirty rats!, moles, dodos, etc…. Assessing popularity from visitor filth
6) The Saddest Microscope Slide Ever(?)
7) How Did Man Lose His Penis Bone?
8) Do Dodo Bones Belong in a Museum?
9) Happy 130th Quagga Day – Maybe more extinct than we thought
10) Museums Showoff: Celebrating the mundane: the 99% of objects in museums which aren’t on display.

A great list showing a real diversity of specimen stories, life behind the scenes at museums, big developments in the Grant Museum, some traditional natural history, and opinions from our expert staff. Let’s hope 2014 is just as interesting.

Jack Ashby is the Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology

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