The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County unveiled one of the rarest stones, a 12-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, internally flawless. The ?Blue Moon Diamond? is being housed in a special, temporary exhibition in the Gem Vault. Show More Summary
The architects designed a new metal roof for the Helene Lancoux media library, which includes more than 40,000 works dedicated to cultural history. The roof's diamond-shaped windows allows pockets of light to penetrate the interior and illuminate the exhibition
The Blue Moon Diamond, one of the world's biggest, most perfect blue diamonds, goes on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Saturday.
The Natural History Museum's mobile tour. The new project's opening is Saturday at the Queens Museum. What is the point of a science museum? If you’ve visited the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan recently, you might think...Show More Summary
Canadian collector John Hooker pontificates about museums. You know those places archaeologists never, ever go for their research. That is, according to collector John Hooker why they are "people who have little to no knowledge of the difficulties museums face". Show More Summary
Photos courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum, except where noted. One of them participated in one of the first live television broadcasts. Some of them appear to have pioneered a front-wheel-drive system decades before the GMC Motorhome. At least two of them still exist, one of which recently came up for sale. But nobody seems to know […]
Are they sexy, alluring, or just madly uncomfortable? The high heel is revolutionary, and evolutionary, as an engrossing Brooklyn Museum show reveals.
A sneak peek at the museum and its massive collection spanning 1,400 years of Islamic history. WHERE: Aga Khan Museum WHEN: Wednesday, September 10 WHAT: The new Aga Khan Museum in Don Mills. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the museum incorporates elements of historical Islamic architecture into its modern design. Show More Summary
A fashion insider once told me, the clothes displayed on runways are entertainment. They don't exist. In the case of the Brooklyn Museum's spectacular history of high heels, Killer Heels, many will thank heaven: the footwear in videos and traditional museum cases looks that thrillingly treacherous. Show More Summary
The Museum of the City of New York's latest exhibit “City as Canvas” explores the history of graffiti. At least one person isn't a fan: NYPD Commissioner William Bratton called the exhibit "outrageous," saying "impressionable" kids will get the wrong idea. READ MORE »
Marine biologists at the University of Copenhagen and Denmark's Natural History Museum have discovered an entirely new genus, Dendrogramma, of two new species. Dendrogramma is Latin for "baffling," because the species don't fit any existing classification. The little guys live in the deep sea and look like mushrooms. Read more...
Housed in the gatehouse of a former Victorian gasworks, Britain's Natural Gas Museum collects the artifacts and machinery of the world's rich history of gas power. Open since 1977, the Natural Gas Museum was started by a national trust that has set out to make sure England's history of gas usage both in the home and in industry is preserved. Show More Summary
Sarah Meeker Jensen, President of the Board of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Paul G. Haaga, Jr., Chairman, today announced that Dr. Jane G. Pisano has informed the Board of her intention to retire as President and Director of the institution she has led since 2001. Show More Summary
Mask excavated at Saqqara Last week I commented on issues about Sidney Goldstein's explicit statement that the Ka Nefer Nefer mask had been displayed in Geneva's Museum of Art and History. This was stated in a letter to the Cairo Museum apparently prior to acquisition. Show More Summary
The Georgia O?Keeffe Museum announces that Tracey Enright has been appointed to the position of Director of Education and Interpretation. Enright comes to the Museum from the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution. Show More Summary
As president, Pisano oversaw the transformation of NHMLA. She will stay on until a replacement is named.
Jane Pisano will step down as president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles county after 13 years in which she led the museum to financial recovery in the early 2000s, then oversaw a nearly complete overhaul and updating of the galleries and exhibits at its building in Exposition Park.
Family Research Council president, key Republican operative, and Megyn Kelly's regular Fox News commentator, Tony Perkins, has branded the Smithsonian an "unnatural history" museum for featuring LGBT rights. And all without mentioning "the harmful side effects of homosexuality," bemoans Tony....
Now that the Smithsonian has launched an LGBT history collection, Perkins says they should be known as an "unnatural history" museum.
Tonight we're introducing a new feature: Drunk Museum Reviews. We love museums. We love drinking. Why not combine the two for the best weekend plans there are? This week: alcohol laws, the American Museum of Natural History, and me drunk-flying a pterosaur to its doom. Read more...