Episode 209: What Purpose do Museum Collections Serve?

Meet the Expert: Douglas Noble, retired museum director

Douglas Noble

Doug retired after 38 years as a Museum Director/Administrator. He now paints wildlife and natural landscapes and is writing a memoir titled, “The Museum of Unnatural History”. His  volunteer work includes serving on the Steering Committee for the Osher Life-Long Learning Institute (OLLI) for those 50 or better, hosted in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida. Doug serves on the Changing Art Exhibition Committee at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral and as a volunteer educator for the Rattlesnake Conservancy. Dedicated to the conservation of rattlesnakes, this National Organization is headquartered at the Tree Hill Nature Center in Jacksonville, Florida.






Why We Need Museums Now More Than Ever — The Importance of Museums

By Rebecca Carlsson



CHALLENGE:  Take note of the collections that you have. And also visit a museum. Let them know if you have ideas of how to display their items or what things you’d like to see.

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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Escape the Ordinary by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Escape the Ordinary transports readers to a world beyond imagination—where truth is stranger than fiction! Every page reveals all-new and all-true stories from around the globe—an artist who paints with cow poop, a disappearing waterfall, whales that hunt with bubbles, and more! This book is every curious reader’s ticket to Escape the Ordinary.






Book List: 

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Out of the Box by Ripley Publishing

Guinness World Records by Guinness World Records

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Mind Blown

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