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Prince's massive $10 million home is being turned into a museum

Prince's Paisley Park home, in a suburb of  Minneapolis,  will become a museum to honor his legacy. “We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory," the late singer's brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips, 52, told British newspaper The Sun. Phillips is married to Prince's sister Tyka Nelson.  "It would be for the fans. Show More Summary

There's a Spooky Psycho-Inspired House on Top of the Met — Design News

Pin it On the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there's a creepy house set against the Manhattan skyline. Revealed last week, PsychoBarn is the latest work from British artist Cornelia Parker. READ MORE »

How to Make Vintage Stop-Motion Dinosaurs

In this 1967 video from British Pathé, prehistoric model maker Arthur Hayward of London's Natural History Museum shows he constructs miniature dinosaurs for stop motion films. (Link to YouTube) Thanks, Torbjörn Lantz Jörgensen, Simon Davis, and Garin Baker

Sicily goes to London

The British Museum has opened a new exhibition, Sicily: Culture and Conquest, which brings together more than 200 artifacts from 4,000 years of Sicilian history, many of which have never been to the UK before. The exhibition focuses on two time periods when Sicily was at the forefront of art and culture: when it settled [...]

British Museum Evidence of Israelite Slavery in Egypt

4 days agoReligion / Judaism : Aish.com

A mud brick with straw, stamped with a royal seal that says “House of Ramses ll,” and other cool artifacts.

British Museum explores over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The British Museum opened the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily. Sponsored by Julius Baer, Sicily: culture and conquest provides new insight into the vibrant past of the Italian island familiar to so many visitors today. Show More Summary

Cornelia Parker installs a PsychoBarn on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture?the classic red barn and the Bates family?s sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock?s...Show More Summary

A British Artist Raises a Spooky “PsychoBarn” on the Roof of NYC’s Met Museum

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

On Monday, British artist Cornelia Parker unveiled her latest work, an architectural folly inspired by the wholesome red barn paintings of Edward Hopper and the spooky Bates family house from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho perched...Show More Summary

There’s a ‘Psycho’ Replica House On the Met Museum’s Roof!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s roof garden is being overseen by “Mother” as, for the 2016 season, the roof garden commission is British artist Cornelia Parker’s “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn),” which is indeed a replica of the creepy home featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror classic Psycho, reports Curbed New York. Parker says she was inspired […]

Face Swapping at the Museum

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Jake Marshall of Norwich, UK visited the British Museum in London. He used the face swapping filter on Snapchat for precisely the purpose it was designed: switching faces with ancient sculptures. The ancient sculptors knew their stuff: the app easily detected faces and turned Marshall into gods and kings from distant times.

Bacteria Rule Everything Around Me

[Image: From Financial Growth by Heidi Hinder; photo by Jonathan Rowley]. I somewhat randomly found myself reading back through the irregularly updated blog of the British Museum earlier today when I learned about a project by Bristol-based...Show More Summary

Man bravely risks being cursed by ancient statues to get these hilarious museum face swaps.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

You may think face swaps are a just a silly toy for millennial amusement, but "JakeMarshall91" (let's not make any assumptions about what his name might be) used his phone to get inside history at the British Museum in London like never before. Show More Summary

The father of Euro-hoiking?

Heritage Journal ask: Dr Michael Lewis of the British Museum’s Learning, Audiences and Volunteers department was invited to speak today at the first European Council for Metal Detecting conference at The Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport, an event specifically designed to promote the benefits of the “English Model” throughout Europe. Show More Summary

At the Met’s Roof Garden, Raising a ‘PsychoBarn’

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The British artist Cornelia Parker is putting her installation “Transitional Object: (PsychoBarn)” atop the Metropolitan Museum.

Warhol Soup Cans Stolen From Missouri Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The prints of the cans, which are among the artist’s most recognizable works, had been part of the Springfield Art Museum’s collection since 1985, and were currently on display in a special exhibit of British and American pop art.”

The British Museum should ask for more from BP

Climate change activists are protesting against the London institution’s sponsorship from the oil group. For the museum, the cost of accepting patronage has risen. More to the point, BP pays less of its annual pre-tax profit in charitable giving than FTSE 100 peers on average.

On British Island, Poo Museum Is Now Open

There is a museum for just about anything these days, and now, thanks to some pioneering folks in the UK, even those with poop fixations can get their fix thanks to the grand opening of the National Poo Museum at the Isle of Wight Zoo. The samples of feces range...

This British Poo Museum Is Literally Full Of Crap

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A newly opened museum in Great Britain is promising to get to the bottom of bowel movements. The National Poo Museum opened last week at the Isle of Wight Zoo. Visitors can see excrement-oriented exhibits such as feces from more than...Show More Summary

British Museum Urged to Drop Partnership With BP

Almost 100 prominent figures, including Emma Thompson and Mark Ruffalo, have signed a letter published in The Guardian urging the British Museum to abandon its partnership with “unethical” sponsor BP. The letter, which coincided with...Show More Summary

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