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SciCafe: Secrets of the Crocodile Mummies

SciCafe: Secrets of the Crocodile Mummies

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In this podcast, Evon Hekkala, a professor at Fordham University and research associate in the Museum’s Department of Herpetology, discusses how tissue samples from centuries old museum specimens shed light on the mysterious origins of the Nile crocodile—and may even explain the presence of crocodiles in medieval medicine cabinets.

Tags: Podcasts, lizards, art, Lectures, crocodiles

Picturing Spirits in Korea

Picturing Spirits in Korea

Podcasts

In this podcast, Museum curator of anthropology Laurel Kendall navigates the journey that Korean shaman paintings make from painters' studios to shrines to private collections and museums, and traverses the borderland between scholarly interest in the material dimensions of religious practice and the circulation of art.

Tags: Podcasts, Anthropology, asia, art, Paintings, religion