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Let Some Precocious Kids Teach You How To Pronounce Pterosaur Names - Impress your friends! Wow your family!

8 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Pterosaurs are awesome, but their names sure are a mouthful. So to make sure we have all our Latin covered, the American Museum of Natural History enlisted some awesome kids to provide a quick refresher. Now listen up!

Fleming Museum of Art opens 'Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)'

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

On Tuesday, September 2, the Fleming Museum of Art reopens for its Fall 2014 season with the first of three exhibitions commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Civil War. A contemporary lens on the war is provided...Show More Summary

Miami New Times' Michael E. Miller reports FBI delayed return of Stolen Matisse to Venezuela over 'hole in its history'

yesterdayArts : ARCAblog

by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor According to the FBI, the Henri Matisse painting “Odalisque in Red Pants" stolen from the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas (MACCSI)) in Venezuela in December 2002 was recovered in an undercover operation in Miami on July 16, 2012. Show More Summary

The $26 Million Blue Moon Diamond Arrives in Los Angeles

One of the world’s rarest gems, the Blue Moon Diamond, will be on exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from September 13 through January 6, 2015. The rough stone was originally sourced from the famous Cullinan mine in northeastern South Africa in January of this year. Show More Summary

Rosphoto opens exhibition of works from The Minsk School of Photography

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The exhibition ?Minsk School of Photography? presents a key phenomenon in the history of Belarusian photography of the second part of the XX century. The display comprises more then 150 pieces from the collection of the State Museum and Exhibition center ROSPHOTO. Show More Summary

Pop-Up Goes the Museum

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City's pop-up museums let Torontonians get up close and personal with local history. The term “pop-up” conjures images of hip retailers and restaurants occupying temporary storefronts. But the concept is spreading to other fields, too. Show More Summary

Danish museum discovers unique gift from Charles Darwin

The Natural History Museum of Denmark recently discovered a unique gift from one of the greatest-ever scientists. In 1854, Charles Darwin – father of the theory of evolution – sent a gift to his Danish colleague Japetus Steenstrup, director of the Royal Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

The Top 7 Overlooked Historical Landmarks in New York City

To most visitors and native New Yorkers, the city's past is told primarily through its modern icons like the Empire State Building or through its famous museums that focus more on world history than telling the tales of New York's past. Show More Summary

Angry Birds CEO Resigns Because Who the Hell Still Plays That?

4 days agoTechnology : Valleywag

There was a moment in recent history when Angry Birds, a smartphone game people play on the toilet, was poised to sweep all of pop culture. There would be Angry Bird theme parks, museums, stuffed animals, and tampons. Now, that dream is dead. Read more...

Illinois Celebrates Loser Adlai Stevenson, Ignores Ronald Reagan

Leave it to leftist Illinois to use a museum dedicated to celebrating Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in history, as a platform to celebrate a loser like Adlai Stevenson while at the same time ignoring Ronald Reagan, a native son, big winner, and another greatest president. Show More Summary

Strathearn Park Ghost Tour 2014

Location: Strathearn Historical Park & Museum, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, CA 93065 Link out: Click here Description: The Ghost Tour at Strathearn Park returns for another season of Halloween history. Once again, the ghosts of Simi Valley will rise from their graves to relate their stories to the living, as you walk the grounds of Strathearn [...]

Franz Ferdinand’s Fateful Phaeton Update

5 days agoVehicles / Cars :

1910 Graef & Stift Type 28/32 Double Phaeton loaned by Count Franz Harrach to the Archduke for his use in the June 28, 1914, motorcade through Sarajevo. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Military History in Vienna.   Recently, Hemmings Daily ran a story on the car that shaped the events that touched off The Great […]

Primrose –reviews of Russia's 'marvellous' colour photos

Description:   Credits: Multimedia Art Museum Alt Text: Dmitri Baltermants Stalin’s funeral 'Magnificent' photo show illuminates Russia's history at the Photographer's Gallery Hot Ticket Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:27am What you need to know The Photographer's Gallery, London is showing a new collection of Russian images in colour. Show More Summary

Wildlife Photos 2014

The Natural History Museum in London has released 4 photos as teasers for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 2014, which opens on 24 October and runs until 30 August 2015, when it will go on tour. Shown is young photographer...Show More Summary

Revealed: First images from fiftieth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

last weekArts : Artdaily

Four of the winning collection of images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition have been revealed, they are among 100 going on show at the Natural History Museum from 24 October 2014 ? 30 August 2015. Alongside the exhibition...Show More Summary

Let Adorable Children Teach You How to Pronounce Pterosaur Names

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the American Museum of Natural History comes this video of kids absolutely schooling us on how to pronounce the names of pterosaurs. They're way cooler than most of us were at their age, I'm sure. Read more...

Mayoral Candidates Debate Toronto Heritage Preservation

Olivia Chow, John Tory, and David Soknacki discussed history, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the concept of a Toronto museum. Just three candidates participated in last Thursday’s mayoral debate on heritage preservation issues, and in a refreshing change of pace, the participants managed to find some common ground. Show More Summary

Gift from Charles Darwin found in Danish museum

The University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum has found a unique treasure in its stores: 55 barnacle specimens personally assembled and labeled by Charles Darwin. It all began, as so few things do but many should, with a 160-million-year-old Diplodocus skeleton. Misty is the skeleton of a Diplodocus longus discovered by the teenage sons of [...]

Vietnam heroes exhibit opens at The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Bullock Texas State History Museum opened the "Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit" August 18, 2014 with a ceremony that included the presentation of a flag to the widow of a fallen soldier. This poignant exhibit of individualized dog tags honors the 3,417 Texans who were killed during military service in the Vietnam War. Show More Summary

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