The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading in England "houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside." And, as of a few days ago, it also houses a very dead mouse. Show More Summary
Some inventions stand the test of time, like this still-functioning old mouse trap that wasn't ready to resign itself to history just yet.
See 51 museums’ black history month exhibits without leaving your house.
The long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on Sept. 24 in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian Institution announced on Monday, the Associated Press reports.
For five years, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been working on an exhibition about the history of men's fashion from the 18th century to the present. And for five years, its curators have been desperately trying to acquire one key piece: an authentic 1940s zoot suit. The flared, broad-shouldered...
In July of 1964, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened its new museum in Hermann Park with modest exhibit space and the Burke Baker Planetarium. A state-of-the-art Spitz Space Transit Planetarium dominated the theater’s center with its flat floor … Continue reading ?
A perfect announcement for Black History Month:The Smithsonian Institution will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24 in Washington.Smithsonian chief spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas said Monday that President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. Show More Summary
September 24th, to be exact. President Barack Obama will preside. [ more › ]
Scientists have assembled the first complete genome of one of humanity's oldest and least-loved, companions: the bedbug. The new work, led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medicine, and published today in Nature Communications, could help combat pesticide resistance in the unwelcome parasite. Show More Summary
This week, El Museo del Barrio revises the history of Kinetic and Op art to include Latin America, the National Academy Museum shows the work of pioneering feminist artist Miriam Schapiro, Galerie Lelong debuts nine unseen films by Ana Mendieta, and much more.
The Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) has partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month. Through the creation of digital exhibits, CAM joins over 50 other institutions displaying 4,000+ items...Show More Summary
The museum has built a collection of 11 exhibits to trace the history of slavery, segregation, civil rights and African-Americans' achievements in the arts, entertainment, sports, the military and the wider culture.
This living history museum strives to offer the sights, sounds, and smells of Medieval England in the wilds of rural Washington. Tucked in a scenic clearing in the forest, Camlann Medieval Village is a child friendly tourist trap with an old fashioned bent that is popular with families and school groups alike. Show More Summary
Why Old City Hall could be the perfect grounds for a civic museum. Karen Carter stepped into the courtyard of Old City Hall in awe. It was Nuit Blanche, eight years back. A cultural worker with a background in history, Carter, like many Torontonians, had seen only the outside of the building. Show More Summary
Cocina Tortas pops up at Songbyrd, Brooklyn Rider performs at Sixth & I and "Hooray for Politics" opens at the National Museum of American History.
Pittsburgh's Center for PostNatural History is a natural history museum unlike any other, in that it focuses almost completely on the unnatural. This small exhibition space centers around displays based on natural things that have been...Show More Summary
Glenn Kaino's work carefully balances formal and conceptual concerns as the artist combines an often unexpected hybrid of materials in order to best communicate an idea, history, or system that might be less effective with traditional art media. Show More Summary
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Sunday, January 31, 2016 Trains, Trains, Trains at Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History …