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Robbers crash SUV into Wells Fargo History Museum and steal 19th century gold nuggets

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Three bandits wearing ski masks crashed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco early on Tuesday and held a security guard at gunpoint before making off with a display of gold nuggets from the 19th century, police said. The predawn smash-and-grab heist took place at the...

'Sophie'

The unveiling back in early December of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton at London's Natural History Museum won't have escaped many folks within the palaeo community. Naturally, as the UK contingent of LITC and being within...Show More Summary

Space Walk: High Heels That Look Like Meteorites

13 hours agoOdd : Geekologie

These are the Meteorite shoes created by Studio Swine for Microsoft (presumably for an ad, but possibly because Bill Gates has a meteor fetish). They 3-D scanned real meteorites from the Museum of Natural History, then used a milling machine to carve the shoes' outers from aluminum foam. Show More Summary

Shoes that Look Like Meteorites: Debrislliant Idea

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Instead of a sewing machine, Studio Swine used a CNC mill to make its eye-catching Meteorite Shoes. The studio used a 3D scanner to scan meteorite samples at the Natural History Museum. They used the resulting…

Robbers steal gold after slamming SUV into San Francisco museum

Three men drove an SUV into a Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco and made off with gold nuggets, giving new meaning to the term "gold rush."

Holmes Medical Museum in Foley, Alabama

While it might not be the largest or most diverse medical museum in the world, the Holmes Medical Museum in Foley, Alabama uses its humble space to celebrate the sterile, slightly frightening history of the obsolete tools of the trade. Show More Summary

Irvine Museum opens 'California: This Golden Land of Promise'

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Irvine Museum presents California: This Golden Land of Promise now through May 21, 2015, an exhibition that displays paintings dealing with the state's remarkable history, with many featuring California's historic Spanish missions. Show More Summary

An Artist Residency Is Coming to Storm King

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Storm King, the sprawling sculpture park and open-air museum in Mountainville, New York, will host an artist residency program for the first time in its 55-year history.

Here's A Video Of Just About Every BMW Car And Bike Ever Made

Got a free half hour on this lazy Tuesday morning? Feel like a bit of a history lesson? This video tour of the BMW Museum in Munich gives you a quick look at almost every vehicle that Bayerische Motoren Werke has ever produced. More »      

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Forgotten Voices of D-Day

History buffs will be fascinated by this account of D-Day, based on hours of research in the Imperial War Museum, London. The Spectator calls it “Incomparable. The voices speak with utter immediacy of fear, determination, bewilderment,...Show More Summary

Make Your Own Beard for Darwin Day

This is just cute. Veronica Gilmore‘s family is hosting a Darwin Day celebration in a couple of weeks that involves a scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. (I’m very jealous that I can’t be a part of this.) But no celebration of Darwin’s life is complete without some long white beards for [Read More...]

Born This Day: Roya Chapman Andrews

Photo from Parade of Life Through The Ages, by Charles Knight, Nat. Geo., Feb. 1942. From the American Museum of Natural History web site:Adventurer, administrator, and Museum promoter — Andrews (Jan. 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960) spent...Show More Summary

Toulouse-Lautrec Print Exhibit, Curated By Northwestern Students, On Display

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is the subject of a new exhibition at Northwestern’s Block Museum. The exhibit is curated by Northwestern art history students. [ more › ]

Upcoming Events at the Royall House

The Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford will host a series of book talks on the history of slavery in America over the next three months. Thursday, 5 February, 7:00 P.M.Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites This event...Show More Summary

'Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty' opens at the Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden opened the 20th annual orchid exhibition, ?Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty,? at the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History Jan. 24. The exhibition explores the connections...Show More Summary

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum | Chicago, IL

The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Dr. Lyn Hughes. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman District in Chicago. The facility is named after men who made history – Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters who made up the membership of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) […]

Bozhidar Dimitrov, “Of the skin of a cop – Tervel Kardam”

The story of the career as an agent for the communist-era secret service of Bozhidar Dimitrov, the controversial head of Bulgaria’s National History Museum, is to be published in a 320-page book, “Of the skin of a cop – Tervel Kardam”.Born in 1945, Dimitrov was recruited to State Security in 1973. Show More Summary

Extraordinary Birds

5 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

The American Museum of Natural History's research library has an online exhibit of bird illustrations taken from the book Extraordinary Birds. (via @kellianderson) Tags: American Museum of Natural History books Extraordinary Birds illustration museums NYC

This Story About Kesha Shoplifting A Dinosaur Proves Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

The story I'm about to tell you involves Kesha, the LA Natural History Museum, a dinosaur, and glitter. More » This Story About Kesha Shoplifting A Dinosaur Proves Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Kesha Steals Dinosaur, Is Caught Glitter-Handed

In an Ocean's 11 turn of events, Kesha has attempted one of the greatest museum heists of all time by walking out of the L.A. Natural History Museum gift shop with a toy dinosaur that she hadn't paid for. (Such brilliant simplicity!) Unfortunately, the plan was foiled by a museum security guard and the trail of glitter that Kesha quite literally leaves everywhere. Read more...

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