Mini Museum 2: The Second Edition Launches
The project for the Second Edition of the Mini Museum is now live! This link will redirect you to the project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054592112/mini-museum-2
As I mentioned in yesterday's backer-only... Read more
Mini Museum Educational Donation Program Launches, Travel and Strange Boxes, Help for Nepal
I hope this message finds you well. We are deep into Spring here in Northern Virginia, and while today is a little rainy the weather has been wonderful.... Read more
A Word of Thanks, Backer Alessandra Farabegoli Visits, The Return of Dracula Soil, The Year Ahead
It's been awhile since our last project update. So much has happened, not the least of which is shipping mini museums to all of you! I'll get to... Read more
Shipping Update, Service and Helper Update, Care Guide, Touch Update, Unboxing Video and Backer Pictures
It's been awhile since our last full project update, so let's begin with a picture many of you have been waiting for!
Yes, the bulk shipment of mini... Read more
Back in the USA, Shipping Update, Backer Pictures, Companion Guide and Benefactors Plate Download, Thinking in New Ways and The Future of the Mini Museum
As the subject suggests, Willie and I are back in the USA! Below is an image of the welcoming party at Dulles International Airport!
Willie and I had... Read more
Shipping Update, The Story of Gratitude, Distances Travelled, 68 Countries
It's been a busy week of logistics, and we have a little surprise for all of you:
Yes, this is a picture of me preparing actual shipments. I'm... Read more
Shipping Delay, Protecting Mini Museums, Earliest Life, Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster
Thank you all for the kind words after the last update. It really means a lot to me and the whole mini museum team. Unfortunately, as the subject... Read more
Mini Museum #1, A Short Trip to the Other Side of the World, Production Begins, Curse of Mummy Wrap, The Mystery of Gratitude
It's been awhile since the last update. Thank you for your patience! I have been very busy working on the production run!
At this time, we are still on... Read more
Production Update: Specimens Complete! A Peek Inside the Companion Guide, Curiosity Mars Celebrates Two Years, Rosetta Probe Achieves Orbit
It's been a busy few weeks, but I'm happy to report that all specimens are complete on schedule! The image below shows the specimens in their working containers.... Read more
Production Update, Into the Jaws of Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11
I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words after the last update. I've made good progress on specimen preparation since that update and my original 90-day estimate... Read more
Production Delay, California Casting, and Neanderthal Coprolite
This week I've been working to wrap up specimens I started in California. As promised, there are more details about the trip below, but as the subject of... Read more
Dinosaur Eggshell and Revisiting the Water Cycle
This week I am at an undisclosed facility in California. My trip here is 100% related to specimen preparation. I will have more to share next week about... Read more
GOLD! Plus Microfiber Pouch Update and Mount Sangiang Erupts
The May Camelopardalis may not have been as much of a show as we might have liked, but I still think it is incredible that we passed through... Read more
Montalbacón: The Anatomy of Specimen Preparation and May Camelopardalids
Those of you with completed BackerKit surveys should have received charges this week. We held a little longer to allow a few more backers to complete their surveys.... Read more
BackerKit Surveys and Lockdown, Sliced Hadrosaur, Road Trip?
A quick update here as I take a break from preparing many thousands of specimens for inclusion. As I noted in the last update, each specimen comes with... Read more
BackerKit Progress, Preparing Pterosaur, and a new T-Rex at the Smithsonian
A week's gone by since sending out Update #11, which included all of the instructions for BackerKit. Thank you so much to everyone who has already... Read more
Longest Update Ever? Book Details, Shirts, Surprise Add-Ons, BackerKit Instructions, Workshop Picture
Longest Update Ever?
Welcome to the longest update ever! :)
We're almost set to send out the invites to BackerKit! The team has tested every reward tier and... Read more
BackerKit Update, Close-up of Valera, Dark Flight Captured on Film
While waiting for Amazon to release the funds from the campaign, the mini museum team has been very busy the last two weeks getting ready to... Read more
Busy, Busy! Special International Backer Survey and a Wonderful Surprise from Backer Paul Johnson
The mini museum team is very busy right now answering questions about pledges, sorting out payments, and getting the BackerKit system ready.
As I mentioned in... Read more
Thank You!! What Happens Next, Keeping Up with Mini Museum Happenings, Joy and Contentment
The successful funding of this Kickstarter campaign has allowed me to pursue my life long dream of bringing the mini museum to the world.
I want to thank... Read more
Limited Edition T-Shirt Art, USPS Shipping, Microfiber Pouch, Validation of a Life's Work
18 Hours to Go!
A quick update as we move into the final 18 hours of the campaign. Such an amazing time. Thank you so very much for all the... Read more
The Dream Upgrade Unlocked, BackerKit, Book and T-Shirt(s)!
The Dream Upgrade Unlocked
The original goal of the mini museum project was to fund the purchase of manufacturing and safety equipment so that I could begin production of my... Read more
An hour of mini museum, international customs and duties, new team members, and a big thank you
Only 27 mini museums left!
This is so amazing! This project has exceeded my expectations in every way. I am so grateful to everyone! Thank you very very much!
An... Read more
Success and Friends, Production and Shipping, Resin, Corinthian Leather, Mount Everest, Final Dimensions, and Malta
Success and Friends
It's hard to explain what the success of this project means to me. I posted a message in the comments section a few days ago. I'm not... Read more
Have you seen Jupiter? Washington Post, Numbering Editions and Authenticity, Add-On Update, Pricing and Tiers, Apollo 11 in Focus
Have you been outside to see Jupiter this month? A friend took this shot of me and my family looking up at Jupiter.
Lately, for me, looking at Jupiter... Read more
Overwhelming Gratitude! Additional tiers, stretch goals, add-ons, plus a close-up image!
[By the way, I hit send on this before I was ready! Sorry if you see "new tiers" twice!]
Thank you so very much for all the kind support... Read more
Less than 48 hours after launch, my dream project, the Mini Museum, is fully funded!
I am so grateful to everyone! Whether you backed this project or just enjoyed... Read more