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Steve Harrell is curator of exhibit design at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. He is in charge of maintaining whatever is being displayed at the seven-story, 200,000-square-foot Raleigh museum. Harrell discusses the requirements of his job, which include dusting whale bones the dangle from the ceiling and making certain the mechanical exhibits work.
The largest privately held collection of freshwater mollusks in the nation has been donated to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Collected by Herbert D. Athearn, the extensive collection of more than 23,000 lots of mollusks was previously housed in the Museum of Fluviatile Mollusks in Cleveland, Tennessee.