The last few years at the museum have not been without controversy, and Decatur will inherit a record of workforce struggles.
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11-Million-Year-Old Fossil Leads to Discovery of New Bird Species
The fossil sat in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, unidentified, for nearly 100 years.
American Museum of Natural History Workers Vote to Unionize
Workers told Hyperallergic that they were tired of meager pay and a lack of job security.
140+ Artists and Scholars Call on NYC to Reverse Relocation of Roosevelt Statue to North Dakota
The letter, signed by artists including Alicia Grullon, Michael Rakowitz, Walid Raad, Dread Scott, and Hans Haacke, says the city failed to consult Indigenous leaders in the state.
Nearly 200 American Museum of Natural History Workers Move To Unionize
The museum’s existing union was being “shredded by management,” said one worker, who accuses leadership of union-busting.
NYC’s Racist Roosevelt Statue Is Gone, But Concerns Over Its Relocation Remain
Some have criticized the racist monument’s planned relocation to North Dakota, near land seized from Indigenous people.
Activists Speak Out Against Plan to Relocate NYC’s Controversial Roosevelt Statue to North Dakota
The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara (MHA) Nation says tribal leaders were not consulted regarding the relocation of the statue.
Controversial Roosevelt Monument Doused in Red Paint at American Museum of Natural History
More than a year after the Manhattan museum promised to remove the long-disputed statue, it still stands.
Get Vaccinated Under the Blue Whale at the American Museum of Natural History
Whale done! The museum will operate as a vaccination site starting April 23.
American Museum of Natural History Will Reverse Pay-what-you-wish Admission Upon Reopening
Pending approval from the state and city, the museum plans to reopen September 9 after being closed for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why It’s Right That the Theodore Roosevelt Statue Comes Down
Maybe we can finally really look at Theodore Roosevelt statue: a monument that is all about hierarchy, created to express what American Museum of Natural History exhibits at the time called the “distinct races of mankind.”
After Years of Protest, Theodore Roosevelt Statue Will Be Removed From American Natural History Museum
An internal memo to the museum’s staff over the weekend was the first to announce the decision to remove the controversial statues on Central Park West.