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History of the World in 1,000 Objects? The Penn Museum's international collections help tell the story of humankind

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

When Publisher DK, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, decided to create a book that offers a unique look at world history through the visual presentation of human-made artifacts, they contacted the Penn Museum in Philadelphia...Show More Summary

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History tells story of 'The Last American Dinosaurs' in new exhibition

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Two enormous dinosaurs?Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex?reign over the National Museum of Natural History?s new exhibition: ?The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World.? The 5,200-square-foot exhibition opens Nov. 25 on the second floor of the museum. Show More Summary

The making of modern Ulster revealed in new gallery

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The fascinating story of Ulster over the last 500 years is revealed in a major new exhibition which opens to the public tomorrow (26 November) at the Ulster Museum. The ?Modern History? exhibition offers a unique opportunity to gainShow More Summary

Third Time's the Charm!

On November 5, 1966, a hunter shot a duck out of a flock of four on Lake Reno, in Pope County, Minnesota. It turned out to be a Common Eider—such a rare species that he turned it over to the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis, where it lies in state in a museum drawer. Show More Summary

Watch a home-schooler mom go through a science museum and destroy evolution

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In the video embedded below, fundamentalist Christian home-school mom and conservative cultural critic Megan Fox — no relation to “Transformers” actress Megyn Fox — visits the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and purports to “audit” the museum for its...

From Hermitage Cats to a Chernobyl Safari, Anna Jermolaewa’s Counter Histories

8 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

By now the Hermitage cats, the troupe of feline pest control agents residing at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, are well known, but Anna Jermolaewa is providing some historical context for all the cuteness.

Women's History Museum Does Not Belong in Defense Budget

On October 11, Rengin Yusuf died. She was a mom, a warrior and a young Peshmergan fighter who died in battle against ISIS. According to Sandor Jaszberenyi’s piece in the Wall Street Journal, she was part of a brave group of women who...Show More Summary

Angry Christian Lady Has Meltdown Over The Field Museum's Exhibit On Evolution: VIDEO

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

File this under, "Good grief." A woman named Megan Fox--not Mrs. Brian Austin Green--decided to go on a trip to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and check out its "Evolving Earth" exhibit "to audit it for bias."...

Colonial Williamsburg to raise $40 million for major expansion of its art museums

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation plans a major expansion of its award-winning art museums to enrich Americans? appreciation of their nation?s history through the power of art and material culture. The $40-million project represents...Show More Summary

Over 16,000 of Darwin's Papers On Evolution Are Now Available Online

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since 2007, the American Museum of Natural History and the Darwin Manuscripts Project have been digitizing Charles Darwin's writings on evolution, and putting them online. Today, on the 155th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, the project is more than 50% complete. Read more...

Sorry, Sen. Rand Paul, You’re No Civil Rights Hero

If you’ve noticed all the construction happening on the National Mall lately, like me, you probably assumed it was for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse?

Are Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse? A new study points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation and proposes an innovative solution in the face of a virtual structure acting as a 'metamuseum.'

Is The Museum Of Natural History’s Origami Tree Beautiful Or What?

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC’s annual origami tree is now up and running. Each year’s creation has a theme that resonates with the museum’s collections or features, and this year is all about the “Night At The Museum” movies, with origami models of artifacts from the movie that can be found in [...]

Natural History Museum's New Dinosaur Exhibit Opens Tomorrow

It will remain open until renovations on the new dinosaur and fossil hall are completed in 2019. [ more › ]

Rare Stegosaurus skeleton will debut in London in December

A rare skeleton of a nearly 10-foot-tall, 150-million-year-old Stegosaurus will be unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London next month. The skeleton is the museum's first complete dinosaur to go on display in almost 100 years,...Show More Summary

Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse?

Are Italian natural history museums (NHMs) on the verge of collapse? A new analysis published in the open access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation due to progressive loss of scientific...Show More Summary

Dianna Agron Shows Off Some Skin in a Daring Dress at the Museum Gala 2014

Dianna Agron rocks a daringly low-cut dress while attending the 2014 Museum Gala at The Museum of Natural History on Thursday evening (November 20) in New York City. Recently, the 28-year-old Glee actress revealed that it took her about two years to collect pieces to decorate her home in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]

Native American pottery from the Bruce Museum?s Collection on view in Greenwich

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Over the course of its more than 100-year history, the Bruce Museum has acquired a noteworthy collection of Native American pottery, including pieces created by the legendary potter Maria Martinez and her family. A special exhibition showcasing the Bruce Museum?s collection, along with vessels from other museums, will open on November 22. Show More Summary

Cameron, Naomi & Dianna Glam Up 2014 American Museum of Natural History Gala

Making the most of a Manhattan evening, Cameron Diaz showed up at the American Museum of Natural History last night (November 20) for the 2014 Gala. Joined by model pal Naomi Campbell and “Glee” actress Dianna Agron, the “There’s Something...Show More Summary

Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey & Benjamin McKenzie Show Their Support at the Museum Gala 2014

Cameron Diaz gets all dressed up for the 2014 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on Thursday evening (November 20) in New York City. The 42-year-old actress was joined at the big bash by Tina Fey with her husband Jeff Richmond, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Orange is the New Black actress Laura Prepon, Mike [...]

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