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Digital painting transforms South Carolina history into art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Columbia Museum of Art has acquired a giant, wall-size painting, Tatara Fire, by New York-based artist Henry Mandell. The new acquisition was commissioned by the Museum in 2013 and made possible by a generous gift from the CMA's young professionals membership affiliate group, the Contemporaries. Show More Summary

Pikes Peak Hillclimb museum re-opens as the Pikes Peak Hillclimb Experience

Photos by Tom Kimmell, courtesy El Pomar Foundation. When hard times hit the organizers of the Pikes Peak Hillclimb about a decade and a half ago, they sacrificed the museum that once chronicled the history of the event, and no facility replaced it. Not, at least, until earlier this year, when the Penrose Heritage Museum […]

How Museum Hack Transforms Museum Tours: Interview with Dustin Growick

yesterdayArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

A new company in New York, Museum Hack, is reinventing the museum tour from the outside in. They give high-energy, interactive tours of the Metropolitan Museum and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The tours are pricey,Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

David Gill's re-examination of the reported (perhaps suggested would be a better term) collecting history of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask has just come out. It raises a whole load of questions that I am sure the St Louis Art Museum will want to answer. Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

My article on the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask by the St Louis Art Museum has been published in The Journal of Art Crime ("The case of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask", vol. 12, 13-25). It discusses previously undisclosed information about when the curatorial team at SLAM became aware of aspects of the collecting history. Show More Summary

The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a city steeped in history both known and otherwise, and the darker side of the Czech capitol's past is brought to light in evocative displays at The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague, which looks at some of the famous dabblers in the dark arts that have called the city home. Show More Summary

A Short History Of Blimpie's, Serving NYC Since The 1960s

Earlier this week we were looking through the Museum of the City of New York's archives of old photos, and came across this screen print of a Blimpie's sandwich shop. Okay. [ more › ]

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston announces largest gift in museum's history

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

In the largest gift of art ever made to the museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has acquired 43 major works of 20th- and 21st-century art from political activist and philanthropist Barbara Lee, announced Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the ICA. Show More Summary

Check out these cool displays from Honda's new Ohio museum

Honda just opened a new museum on its Marysville, OH, campus as part of its just-completed, 160,000-square-foot Technical Development Center. It offers the chance to take a tour of the company's history while checking out some of its vintage and latest products. Show More Summary

‘Origami at the Museum’, Instructional Videos In the Art of Origami by the American Museum of Natural History

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In honor of their Origami Holiday Tree, the renowned American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is currently offering instructional “how-to” videos in the art of Origami, starting with basic designs such as a jumping frog, a dinosaur and a whale. Origami, the practice of paperfolding, is a great activity for people of […]

Watch the World's Most Complete Stegosaurus Skeleton Being Assembled

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

First discovered in Wyoming, the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton has found a new home across the pond at the Natural History Museum in London, England. And you can now watch the museum's curators and palaeontologists re-assemble one of the world's oldest and best-preserved jigsaw puzzles. Show More Summary

Study on world's biggest animal finds more than 1 population in the southeastern Pacific

Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Universidad Austral de Chile, the Blue Whale Center, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), NOAA, and other organizations are examining molecular clues to answer a big question: how many types of blue whales exist in the waters of the southeastern Pacific? read more

In New York, a Kwanzaa Celebration With Savion Glover

The tap dancer Savion Glover will be featured in a Kwanzaa celebration at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Here's How You Can Help Scientists Study Sex, Whales, and Distant Galaxies

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) "There is so much we don't know!" said Dick Vane-Wright, the Keeper of Entomology at the London Museum of Natural History when author Sharman Apt Russell was asking about butterflies. Show More Summary

Exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum highlights hidden American histories

last weekArts : Artdaily

A century of U.S. history can be gleaned from the early American folk art on view in A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America at the American Folk Art Museum, the first venue for a national touring exhibition. More than 60 artworks madeShow More Summary

Study reveals abundance of microplastics in the world's deep seas

The deep sea is becoming a collecting ground for plastic waste, according to research led by scientists from Plymouth University and Natural History Museum. The new study, published today in Royal Society Open Science, reveals around four billion microscopic plastic fibres could be littering each square kilometre of deep sea sediment around the world. read more

Museum Receives A Million Dollars' Worth of Taxidermy

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

And you thought you had a lot of random stuff lying around the house. The Virginia Museum of Natural History just scored a taxidermy collection so enormous, its value is over $1 million. Read more...

Alexander Calder's Nenuphar

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

In October, Alexander Calder's sculpture Gwenfritz, part of American Art's collection, was reinstalled outside the National Museum of American History. Karen Lemmey, American Art's sculpture curator speaks about another Calder sculpture, Nenuphar, which he gave to the museum at the same time.

American Museum of Natural History to Add 218,000-Square-Foot Science Center

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York is planning to add a $325 million, 218,000-square-foot science center, the New York Times reported.

An addition to the AMNH

last weekOdd : Kottke.org

The American Museum of Natural History is planning on expanding. The American Museum of Natural History, a sprawling hodgepodge of a complex occupying nearly four city blocks, is planning another major transformation, this time along...Show More Summary

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