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History meets modern at revamped College Football Hall of Fame

3 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A new museum in Atlanta honoring the greatest U.S. The College Football Hall of Fame has received an overhaul after being relocated from South Bend, Indiana, near the University of Notre Dame and is due to open on Saturday. Show More Summary

Smithsonian collects history related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history

18 hours agoArts : Artdaily

As part of its mission to document the full breadth of the American experience, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History added a significant number of objects and archival materials related to LGBT history, including Renee...Show More Summary

The Smithsonian Decides LGBTQ History Rightfully Belongs in a Museum, Adds It to Their Collection - Good news, everyone!

23 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

The best way to stop people from being hateful or fearful of something is to educate them about it, and the Smithsonian is taking steps to help the LGBTQ community by bringing their history to light. They're adding hundreds of pictures and documents detailing LGBTQ history to their collection.

YC Demo Day Session 2: Helion, BitAccess, uBiome, Fixed, And More

Y Combinator’s Summer 2014 Demo Day is in full swing here at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The room is packed with investors and press, the coffee is flowing, people in startup t-shirts are pitching, and a team of us TechCrunch writers are hunched over our laptops taking notes on each company that takes the stage. Show More Summary

YC Demo Day Session 1: Gingko Bioworks, Bikanta, Checkr, WalkSource, ClearTax, And More!

We’re at the the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to see the startups in the Y Combinator Summer 2014 class pitch their wares to investors and the press. There will be four sessions in total today, and we’ll be writing up a post for each. This is the largest number of startups that YC has ever had as part of its batch, so bear with us! Read More

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."

Two Basel art collections to go on tour due to temporary closure of Kunstmuseum Basel

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Rudolf Staechelin Collection and the Im Obersteg Collection are two distinguished private collections with deep roots in Basel and a long history of affiliation with the Kunstmuseum Basel. The temporary closure of the museum in 2015 creates the unprecedented opportunity to send the two collections on a joint international tour. Show More Summary

London's Science Museum to launch landmark communications gallery this October

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

This October the Science Museum will launch the first permanent gallery in the UK dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies. Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World will explore the remarkable technological breakthroughs that have transformed how we communicate over the last 200 years. Show More Summary

Historic Willoughby-Baylor House reopens with new exhibitions and updated Norfolk History Museum

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Chrysler Museum of Art will reopen the historic Willoughby-Baylor House and with it, the Norfolk History Museum, on August 16. The house remained open throughout the Chrysler?s recent expansion project with American Treasures, a well-received exhibition of collection masterworks, then closed in January 2014 for its own facilities upgrades. Show More Summary

Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum

The mountaintop museum on the outskirts of Shantou chronicles an uncomfortable chapter of history that China's ruling Communist Party would rather forget. "We came to this Cultural Revolution museum to cherish the memory of the victims, our compatriots," said Liu Jingyi, 41, a business owner who brought his son and daughter. Show More Summary

Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ??★

In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The dinosaur skeleton, 80 percent complete, made...

Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film Gallery In Seattle!

The EMP Museum in Seattle is hosting the “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film” gallery, which is an in-depth look at horror, and how it’s expressed through cinema, biology, history, and contemporary culture. Open all summer, guests can examine the pivotal role that horror plays in the human experience. Three iconic horror directors […]

X-ray of the Smithsonian's two-headed shark and other specimens

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The National Museum of Natural History's Sandra Raredon maintains the "fish library," a job that includes X-raying the specimens like this two-headed smooth-hound shark. Read the rest

Top 5 New York City Activities for Teens

Traveling with hard-to-please teens can be trying, even when aided by the bright lights and "wow"-factor sights of a big city like New York. While the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and American Museum of Natural History are...Show More Summary

Charles Joly, Smithsonian Team Up For An All-American Drink

Joly teamed up with Smithsonian Channel and Smithsonian National Museum of American History as a participant in their Raise A Glass series, celebrating the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." [ more › ]

Museums & Attractions - History Week: The Great War

06-14 Sep The History Council of NSW are making the Great War the focus of their annual History Week this year, presenting a flotilla of lectures, symposiums, talks...

Zippo / Case Museum in Bradford, Pennsylvania

Invented in and still proudly manufactured in the United States, Zippo lighters have called Bradford, Pennsylvania home since their inception and this fiery history of quality craftsmanship and reliable lighters is on display among hundreds of collectible versions of the American classic. Show More Summary

Top Speakers to Appear at the OpenStack Silicon Valley Confab

One of the biggest OpenStack conferences of the year is coming up on September 16 in Silicon Valley. The OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014 confab is a community event to be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Registration...Show More Summary

Iconic 'Breaking Bad' Items Could Go On Display at the Smithsonian

The same place that's home to Seinfeld's "Puffy Shirt" could soon play host to Heisenberg's hat. Curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History are currently in discussions with Breaking Bad's studio Sony about making...Show More Summary

Glimpse the Future at Singularity University’s GSP 2014 Closing Ceremony August 21

Join Singularity University August 21 at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum for the 2014 Graduate Studies Program closing ceremony—a night of inspiration, impact, and exciting proposals for over 20 new startups aiming to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Tickets purchased before August 14 are $30 and $35 thereafter.  Ten weeks go by fast. In the […]

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