Executive Director of The Cotton Museum, Anna Mullins, was present at the 3rd Annual Season Starter Party during the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show and sat down with Chuck to share what the museum offers to visitors. Anna has a … Continue reading ?
A few months ago I was asked to develop a class around a group of stained glass windows at the J. Paul Getty Museum from the Canterbury Cathedral. (They're now at The Cloisters in NYC and totally worth seeing before they head home). I was stumped. Show More Summary
Though it’s been getting plenty of media coverage, the sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum that damaged eight cars last month isn’t anywhere close to the worst single automotive disaster in history, not when hundreds of show cars went up in flames 85 years ago today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Unlike today’s auto […]
Museums and the field of archaeology often have an uneasy relationship. Archaeologists deal in context, unearthing the history with careful study. Museums have varied missions. Some display fine art, some focus on amassing as many masterpieces as possible, others attempt to teach, or aim to give an overview of a certain period of art, or […]
The other day at the Library of Congress I thumbed through an original printing of Robert Plot’s 1677 volume “The Natural History of Oxford-Shire.” Plot was the curator of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. He spent many pages trying to explain the origin of a giant, fossilized bone found in England. Show More Summary
Link from second slide. Previous posts in this series. Reference: Osborn, Henry Fairfield, and Charles C. Mook. 1921. Camarasaurus, Amphicoelias and other sauropods of Cope. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, n.s. 3:247-387, and plates LX-LXXXV.
Y Combinator held its first ever Female Founders Conference Saturday afternoon at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. In opening remarks, Y Combinator co-founder Jessica Livingston said that the sold-out gathering is "the most over-subscribed event" in the famed startup accelerator's history. Read More
If you are not at the Female Founders Conference at the Computer History Museum this afternoon, you are either a guy, out-of-town or one of the many that got turned away from the oversubscribed event. This is the first purposefully gender-specific...Show More Summary
Would you be willing to serenade an alligator? In 1944, the American Museum of Natural History in New York performed an experiment called "Response of Captive Alligators to Auditory Stimulation," where naturalists observed the ancient...Show More Summary
An exhibition of historic photographs at the University of Sydney?s Macleay Museum offers a fascinating look at life in the Pacific during the early colonial period. Dating from the late 1850s the images on display are drawn exclusively from the Macleay Museum?s extensive historic photograph collection. Show More Summary
Diver Michael Lombardi tests out the "exosuit," which allows going to depths of 1,000 feet. (Credit: American Museum of Natural History) As anyone who's ever been a recreational scuba diver knows, diving beyond a depth of 100 feet requires special training. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: History: Katniss Everdeen may be pretty popular these days, but she’s not the first woman ever to pick up a bow and arrow. Join Gayle Gibson, a teacher at the Royal Ontario Museum, for Women With Bows. From Greek goddess Artemis to Maid Marian, she’ll discuss female archers throughout history, and why women are so […]
More than LOLCat, more than Doge, the reaction GIF has become the lingua franca of the internet. It's a perfect, economical, expression—and next month, it becomes the focus of an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New...
An ambitious government-funded exhibition which opened in Brussels on Tuesday is designed to raise awareness of the living conditions faced by Belgians during the country's often brutal occupation by Germany in World War I. CuratorsShow More Summary
Since the mid-1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, born 1948) has used photography to investigate how history pervades the present. Featuring photographs of habitat dioramas, wax portraits, and early photographic negatives, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense, on view February 4?June 8, 2014 at the J. Show More Summary
The Mini Museum is an eclectic collection of specimens from natural and human history that is sealed in clear resin and small enough to fit on your desktop. Hans Fex, a product designer and creator of the Mini Museum, has been collecting specimens for the project for the past 35 years. The specimens range from [...]
Today is the tenth anniversary of Opportunity's landing on Mars. Here at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, we just opened a tenth anniversary exhibit.
The other day at the Library of Congress I thumbed through an original printing of Robert Plot’s 1677 volume “The Natural History of Oxford-Shire.” Plot was the curator of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. I handled the beautiful old book very carefully, with some awe and wonder (who were the copy editors then?), and tried […]
The Musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art have announced the third installation in their four-year collaboration focusing on the history of American art. Show More Summary
Step back 50,000 generations.