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Apple's Cupertino Campus Will Have an "Observation Deck" For Fans

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’ve been to a natural history museum lately, you’re familiar with the glass-walled laboratories where paleontologists and archaeologists give the public a glimpse of their work. It sounds as though Apple is banking on the same level of interest in its day-to-day operations. Read more...

Surprise, Women’s History Museum Actually Devoted to Jack the Ripper!

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The founder of the controversial, soon-to-open Jack the Ripper Museum — initially presented as a museum that celebrates women in London's East End — is defending his vision of it as a site to explore local women's history and storie...

The Whale Warehouse

22 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

The public only gets to see a carefully curated version of the collections at natural history museums. Hidden from view, there's a second museum, sprawling in scope, full of character and occasionally gross. No place is more hidden than the Whale Warehouse. Vimeo link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer

Con artist tries to pass off a Jack the Ripper museum as a ‘women’s museum

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

PZ Myers has drawn my attention to a bizarre controversy in London over what was supposed to be a woman-centered history museum and ended up being, no joke, a Jack the Ripper museum. The knife, no pun intended, sinks in even further when you realize that this was sold to the community as “the...

Kelvingrove launches fundraising campaign so visitors can go Pole to Pole

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum?s popular Life Gallery is to be redesigned to enable intriguing new specimens from the Natural History and World Cultures collections to be prepared and displayed. To realise this exciting development...Show More Summary

A painting celebrating Somerset's seafaring history has been acquired by the Museum of Somerset

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

A painting by Charles Napier Hemy that celebrates Somerset?s seafaring history has been acquired by the Museum of Somerset with support from the Art Fund. Charles Napier Hemy was a master of coastal scenes. Born into a musical family...Show More Summary

Man Creating Women’s-History Museum Decides Last Minute to Make It Serial-Killer Museum Instead

A former Google diversity head decided he wanted to build a museum dedicated to women's history in London's East End, so he submitted a proposal outlining his goals last October. But after the proposal was approved and construction on the museum began, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe promptly switched tactics, and instead decided... More »

A Man’s World: The Birth and Evolution of Brand Malik

July 11, 2015; Augusta, Georgia On the second floor of the Augusta Museum of History, the touch of a button sends the sounds of this town’s most famous native son cascading past autographed headshots, family photos and a pearlescent sequined cape. Show More Summary

Attn: Art and History Lovers: The de Young museum has installed...

The de Young museum has installed a mural in its lobby that has been hidden from the public for almost 100 years. The beaux-arts mural was commissioned for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and after the fair ended it was...

Stanley Whitney Reclaims His History

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Happily, for those who are curious about what came next in Whitney’s evolution, they need only to go uptown and see the artist’s first museum exhibition in New York, Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange at the Studio Museum in Harlem, which contains a selection of twenty-nine paintings and works on paper the artist made between 2008 and 2015.

Hannigan on Slavery in Concord, 28 July

On Tuesday, 28 July, the Concord Museum will host a talk by John Hannigan titled “‘She Ought to be Set at Liberty’: Slavery and Freedom in 18th-Century Massachusetts.” Hannigan is earning his Ph.D. in History at Brandeis University.Show More Summary

Natural History Museum to tour British icon that has inspired generations of scientists

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Natural History Museum today announces plans to send its famous Diplodocus, Dippy, on tour around the UK from early 2018. The Museum will hold an open call in September for indoor museums and venues to nominate themselves to host the Diplodocus. Show More Summary

Museum holding Shaker Stone Barn tours, first chance for general public to enter

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is hosting guided walking tours inside the massive remains of the North Family Shakers? Great Stone Barn on Friday, July 31 and Friday, August 7 at 2PM each day. The tours, which detail the history and current state of the Barn, will leave from the Wash House Visitor Center and Museum Store. Show More Summary

Nazi history museum in Munich

Dedicated as a place of “learning and remembrance,” the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism stands on the former site of Nazi headquarters. AdventureSmith Explorations’ three new small ships—carrying 16Show More Summary

Picking Apart Outmoded Museum Practices

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — How do we combat colonialism and the troubled history of ethnographies?

5 cool factoids we learned at The Brooklyn Museum’s new sneaker exhibit

"The Rise of Sneaker Culture" is the first show to explore sneaker history (and our obsession with them). Here's why you should lace yours up and go see it.

Help save Neil Armstrong’s moon landing space suit

One of the most significant pieces of NASA history needs your help! Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit - the "one giant step for mankind" suit - is starting to degrade.  The National Air and Space Museum, along with the Smithsonian, has launched

Video Interlude: Inside the Natural History Museum's Stinky, Awesome Whale Warehouse in Vernon

The enormous whale skeleton suspended in a glass enclosure at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in Exposition Park is, of course, not the museum's only collection of bones from an enormous ocean mammal. In fact, says Smithsonian,...

DuSable Museum proposal from U. of C. professor gets heated response

The DuSable Museum of African American History on Monday sought to calm community concerns set off by a University of Chicago professor's proposal that the school take over programming at the South Side museum.

There Are Still Cots Available For The Next AMNH Sleepovers

Just about a year ago the American Museum of Natural History started to invite adults over to spend the night in the hotel, an opportunity that had previously only been made available to children. Since adults get will drunk and do dumb things near priceless dinosaur bones. Show More Summary

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