By now, everyone probably knows how Barack Obama feels about the Confederate flag. Like many opposing Americans, he feels the flag is a symbol of history that belongs in a museum and not on a flag pole. Show More Summary
Any student of biology, or anyone with an interest in the natural world, will be familiar with Ernst Mayr who passed away on February 3rd in Bedford, Mass. Born in Kempton, Germany he joined the American Museum of Natural History as a curator in 1931. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened the exhibition ?Inventing in America? July 1 in the Johnson-Louis Gateway to Innovation. PatentShow More Summary
In April 2015, the United States began its two-year term as chair of the Arctic Council. In celebration of the council?s significant role in protecting the Arctic, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.,...Show More Summary
The past week, more than 15,000 visitors at the National Museum of American History helped build the world’s largest LEGO United States flag. It’s made of over 100,000 bricks and measures 9.5ft x 14ft. LEGO employees…
A new display about the history of Liverpool?s links with the historic shipping line, Cunard, opened at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Friday 3 July, ahead of the Transatlantic 175 weekend on 4 and 5 July. Cunard 175 celebrates the people, ships, and events that have linked Cunard and Liverpool together for 175 years since the Cunard Line was created. Show More Summary
A 2,000-year-old statue of a lion outside the museum in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed by militants from the Islamic State group, according to the country’s antiquities director Maamoun Abdelkarim.
To celebrate the opening of the Innovation Wing at the National Museum of American History, LEGO built the world’s largest LEGO American flag. Museum visitors helped to assemble it. The 10 Deadliest Roller Coaster Accidents. Just what...Show More Summary
A stroll down Hollywood Boulevard may offer the quickest way to learn about the Los Angeles’ movie industry, but take the time to discover the lesser-known side of the sprawling metropolis while on vacation. A visit to key Los Angeles museums reveals a city dedicated not only to producing entertainment, but preserving high art and Read More
From a new book by the American Museum of Natural History.
Brian Engh (bottom left, enthusing about the Ceratosaurus just off-screen) and I are recently returned to civilization after a stint of fieldwork in Utah. On the way home, we made a detour to Salt Lake to visit the new Natural History Museum of Utah. The NHMU is one of the nicest museums I’ve ever had […]
The National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. is displaying a brand new American flag made entirely of bricks. Lego bricks, that is. See also: The last 50 years of Lego, in true Lego form LEGO Systems Inc. builds the world's...Show More Summary
“The Whitworth underwent the largest physical transformation in its 125-year history in 2014. The project doubled its size and connected the building with its surrounding park. During its redevelopment the Whitworth continued to offer pop-up projects all over the city, maintaining established audiences and building new ones ahead of its February reopening.”
WASHINGTON, DC — Last month’s demonstrations outside the National Museum of Natural History might not have prompted the public outcry activists had hoped for, but the claim that David Koch’s relationship to the museum impacts the content of their Human Origins exhibition deserves consideration.