Racket: New Book Celebrates The Bell Museum's Big Ideas

A richly illustrated tour of Minnesota’s premier natural history museum after 150 years

The story of the Bell Museum—at its inception, a small, humble, regional national history museum—unfolds alongside the rise of numerous scientific disciplines, which makes its story challenging to tell and compelling to read about...

“Anybody picking up this book and thinking it’s going to be a nice picture book will very quickly discover that there is much, much more here,” Shepard says.

OK, don’t be too alarmed. The book is beautiful, with full-color pages packed with illustrations and photos, and the way it’s laid out means you don’t have to tackle it all chronologically. “That’s actually kind of the way museums are designed, at least the Bell’s exhibits: You can go in anywhere … and it makes sense,” Shepard says.

Full article at Racket MN. 

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