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T. rex settles into new home at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found moved into its new home in Washington on Tuesday. Dubbed "the nation's T. rex," the skeleton was discovered in 1988 by a Montana rancher, and becomes the first at the US capital's National Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

Hip-Hop Meets Art History

3 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Cecilia Azcarate's art history tumblelog B4XVI pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

Smithsonian welcomes its first T. Rex

6 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

One of the country's most complete T. Rex fossils arrives at the National Museum of Natural History

Hull Hands on History Museum

In November 2013 it was announced that Hull would be the UK City of Culture in 2017, beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay (see BBC News; DCMS Press Release). The news story reminded us:Phil Redmond added that the panel was "particularly...Show More Summary

Smithsonian welcomes first T-Rex

6 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will be adding its first T-Rex fossil to the dinosaur exhibit. Packed in 16 crates, it made the cross-country drive from Montana and will be on display for 50 years, starting in 2019. Craig Boswell reports.

The Soft Sculpture Works Of Mister Finch

8 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Mister Finch creates soft sculptures which look like they're part of an otherworldly natural history museum collection, from a dimension where the flora and fauna are all made out of fabric. Massive insects with textile wings, fabric...Show More Summary

Nation's T. Rex Arrives At The Smithsonian

  The 66-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex arrived today at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where preparations are now underway to create a dinosaur and fossil hall. [ more › ]

Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives via Fed Ex at Smithsonian Museum

Pat Leiggi, administrative director of paleontology and director of exhibits for Museum of the Rockies (center) and Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria, at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (right) look over the left and right thigh bones and middle shoulder blade of the Wankel T. Show More Summary

New York Artist Brings Dead Insects to Life with Creative Dioramas

12 hours agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

New Yorker Daisy Tainton has a pretty unique job; she's an insect preparator at the American Museum of Natural History, which essentially means that she catalogs and is in charge of the museum's many insect display pieces. But that's only her job during the day. Show More Summary

Three new species of yellow-shouldered bats discovered in museum collections

Scientists have reconstructed the phylogeny and biological history for the Yellow-shouldered bats in the New World tropics, the region of the Earth surrounding the equator. In-depth analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences uncovered three species new to science, each having previously been confused with another species.

This Secret Citroën Museum Is What Dreams Are Made Of

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Situated in an undisclosed location in Paris is a secret museum dedicated to maintaining the prestigious, innovative and offbeat history of French automaker Citroën. No, you probably can't go there, because it's closed to the public. Read more...

Caw, Caw: Game Of Thrones Taxidermied 3-Eyed Crow

yesterdayOdd : Geekologie

This is the Game of Thrones inspired 3-eyed crow created by Allis Markham, a taxidermist for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and owner of Preytaxidermy, who also teaches classes on the subject. Apparently it's illegal in the US to sell or trade dead crows (because they're such badasses), and they can only be given as gifts. Show More Summary

Three new species of yellow-shouldered bats discovered in museum collections

Scientists at Chicago's Field Museum and international collaborators have reconstructed the phylogeny and biological history for the Yellow-shouldered bats in the New World tropics, the region of the Earth surrounding the equator. In-depth...Show More Summary

Marian Anderson Collection donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson (1897-1993) wore during her Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 has entered the collection of the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Show More Summary

First of the Soldier Emperors, Septimius Severus

On This Day in Ancient History: Statue of Septimius Severus at the British Museum. Height: 198.000 cm. Roman, about AD 193-200 Found at Alexandria, Egypt. CC Flickr User cubby_t_bear... Read Full Post

Kids Pay Homage to Jim Dine

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Before the frustration and jadedness come, before galleries and museums and auction houses, before art history exams and conceptual art and identity politics, there is the simple joy of making art.

This Day in Blogging History: Spooky game; Statebook for the UK gov't; Museum of Unworkable Devices

4 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

One year ago today The Guardian, a spooky free flash game: Dreamlike adventure about a boy with a girl's name who feels compelled to leave the village where he is shunned.

'Sects In The City: Brooklyn Woman Moonlights Making Elaborate Insect Dioramas

    By day, Daisy Tainton spends hours at her desk in the American Museum of Natural History, hunched over a jewelry box sized display case, meticulously cataloging the dozens of tiny insects pinned into neat rows. By night, she works with dead insects as large as her thumb, arranging them into fantastical dioramas that evoke fairy tales or strange dreams. [ more › ]

Dioramas Play Up the Unnatural Side of Natural History Museums

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Natural history museums, despite their names, are pretty unnatural. Antisocial carnivores cluster in nuclear families, while the tanned skin of sea creatures is painted to match its living colors. In a series of dioramas, Brooklyn-based artist Lori Nix plays with the absurdities of these spaces.

The Obamas Are on the Move to Mark History

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made their way to Houston, TX, on Thursday to mark 50 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Taking the stage at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Obama spoke...Show More Summary

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