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‘Da Vinci Dialogues’ program gets $5000 grant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Humanities Council has awarded a $5,000 grant to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to support its series of education programs called “Da Vinci Dialogues.”

The dialogues consist of public lectures, panel discussions and workshops that illustrate the many facets of Da Vinci’s genius as an artist, inventor and scientist, organizers said in a news release.

“We are grateful to the NM Humanities Council for the support of our da Vinci educational programming,” said Margie Marino, NMMNHS executive director, in a statement. “We believe that museums can make a face-to-face connection between the public and a local scholar in an informal venue. Putting a ‘human face’ on scholarship is especially important for forging personal connections between members of the public and thought-provoking topics in the sciences.”

The New Mexico Humanities Council is an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will be administered through the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, according to a news release.

“The Museum looks forward to more engaging conversations between the public and our local New Mexico experts as we explore the remarkable achievements of Leonardo da Vinci,” Marino said.

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