The Vatican Museums held a day-long seminar on Tuesday on Michelangelo's Pieta, the attack on it in 1972 and what subsequently became one of the most delicate and controversial art restorations in history.
Introducing Our New Natural History Curator This Blog is an introduction and a welcome to the Ohio Historical Society for our new curator of natural history, David L. Dyer. Dave brings to our museum an enthusiasm and energy for natural...Show More Summary
Listen, frogs usually creep us out too—they're like half snake and half mouse—but whenever the American Museum of Natural History brings their frog exhibit back we sort of can't stop marveling at the weird little creatures. [ more ›...
As the Museum of London Docklands turns ten years old today, artist Chris Naylor has unveiled a cityscape made of 2,186 sugar cubes, referencing the museum's focus on one of the most significant – and shameful – trades to have shaped the city...
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw opened last month to great fanfare but no exhibitions for visitors to see. That all changed yesterday with the launch of its first temporary exhibition.
Who says we don't have seasons in L.A.? The jacarandas are blooming, the air smells like jasmine and the Butterfly Pavilion has opened up at the Natural History Museum. LAist stopped by to take some photos of the more than 53 species of butterflies and moths, as well as the lush ecosystem they call home through September. [ more › ]
ante diem xv kalendas junias c. 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Venantius 304 A.D. — martyrdom of Theodotus 1692 — death of Elias Ashmole (founder of the museum that bears his name)
image credit Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library brings together an extraordinary collection of works from the Rare Book Room and Rare Book Collections of the American...Show More Summary
Yesterday evening the Natural History Museum in London was awarded the inaugural Best of the Best award at the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2013. It also won a trophy for its Scott’s Last Expedition exhibition and commendations...Show More Summary
A refurbishment of the Tate Britain's galleries and a reorganization of the museum's paintings displays the history of the U.K. in one short walk.
The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired a slave cabin from the first half of the 19th century, currently located at Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C. The Edisto Island Historic...Show More Summary
On 19th April, the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre at Beenleigh made history when it launched the first App for a Queensland Indigenous language. The language App features approximately 1,000 words and phrases collected from John Allen (Bulumm), a Yugambeh man who lived and worked in the Tamborine-Canungra region. By coincidence, 2013 celebrates [...]
An antebellum slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, South Carolina, will become a centerpiece of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), a new museum set to open in 2015. The cabin, one of two still standing on the plantation, was donated to the museum last [...]
Ross Finocchio is a distinguished art history professor at NYU. The 34-year-old professor won an award for his work on 19 th century art, and he's currently writing a biography about the museum founder and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick. Show More Summary
From the American Museum of Natural History's excellent photo archive. Seen above, a worm installing a model of a man in "The Forest Floor" diorama, 1958. (Thanks, Stacey Ransom!)
Maloney Fine Art presents Some People, a solo exhibition of new work by Millie Wilson. Millie Wilson has used the frame of the museum to propose a secret history of modernity, informed by queer subjectivity. She employs humor, parody and combined media to engage stereotypes of difference, and to question received ideas. Show More Summary
The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of two exceptional European paintings?a recently rediscovered self-portrait by one of the most celebrated painters in history, Rembrandt, and a light-filled view of the Grand Canal by Canaletto, Venice?s most influential painter. Show More Summary
We may raise an occasional eyebrow at the pop-culture gewgaws collected by the Smithsonian in the name of history. Chuck Mangione’s hat, really? Bruce Willis’s undershirt? But the items donated Thursday to the National Museum of American History in a … Continue reading ?
Building one: Which is now home to this: Or building two: Yes, the Gallery at the Historic Museum of Natural History is now a Restoration Hardware (previously, it was occupied by Louis Boston). Discuss.
A new perfume from Estée Lauder - a subtle homage to the 8th Art of perfumes, recently celebrated in the museum where the company is a major sponsor. Every moment in history has a muse and an ideal whose essence is sublimated by a special perfume. Show More Summary