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Dazzling Displays at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum

The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum is a must see for any self respecting aviation geek or history buff. It is located a little over 35 kilometres from Limerick in Ireland which is well under an hour’s drive. Foynes is the airport where transatlantic flying boats would alight after their crossing and was vitally […]

The Dallas Museum of Art welcomes over 800,000 visitors in FY 2017

18 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Dallas Museum of Art ended its 2017 fiscal year with its highest attendance in a decade and the second highest in the Museum?s history. The Museum welcomed 802,870 visitors in FY 2017, an increase of 10% since last year. A key curatorial...Show More Summary

Three new 'club-tailed' scorpions join the tree of life

A team of researchers—including Dr. Lauren Esposito, Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences and colleagues the American Museum of Natural History and Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)—have painstakingly revised a large group of Neotropical "club-tailed" scorpions. Show More Summary

Serving Black Culinary History to the Crowds at Sweet Home Café

It deserves its spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture This story first appeared in Bill Addison’s newsletter “Notes From a Roving Critic.” Read the archives and subscribe now for delicious dispatches from the road. Whenever I’m in Washington D.C., I inevitably wait in an hours-long line for a meal. Show More Summary

LA's most famous feline P-22 stars in new installation at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

In the hills of Griffith Park, a lone mountain lion roams. To tell this urban carnivore?s story, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County debuted the new installation The Story of P-22, L.A.?s Most Famous Feline on Friday, July 21, 2017. Show More Summary

Exhibition presents a postcolonial perspective on the collection and history of the Schwules Museum

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The artistic research exhibition Odarodle ? an imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535? 2017 casts, for the first time, a postcolonial perspective on the collection and history of the Schwules Museum. The exhibition proposes a thought-exercise:...Show More Summary

Contemporary Black Artists Are Redefining the Portraiture in a Show at CAAM

With "Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture," the California African American Museum presents a show that is at once completely contemporary and steeped in history. Portraiture evolved from immortalizing the rich and famous to more egalitarian subjects. It's meant to represent the essence of a subject — a gesture,...

Getty announces acquisition of a group of 16 master drawings and a painting by Watteau

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the most important acquisition in the history of the Museum?s Department of Drawings. Acquired as a group from a British private collection, the 16 drawings are by many of the greatest artists...Show More Summary

Museum of Un-Natural History in Walla Walla, Washington

Throughout the '70s and '80s, Gerald Matthews lived next to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan in an apartment big enough to host rowdy parties. One drunken night he and a band of party-goers raided the museum grounds,...Show More Summary

The Knox-Albright Museum's Anti-Historical Expansion Plan

"In this case, the Albright-Knox seems to be trying to rewrite history, repeating the canard that Bunshaft’s building was built as an auditorium, not galleries, so that’s the only part worth saving. According to the history books, this is simply not true."

Shark scavenging helps reveal clues about human remains

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean.By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, the University of Florida's C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred.

New app reveals little-known history of Rio de Janeiro port

Rio de Janeiro's port area may be one of the city's most inviting spots since being renovated for the Olympic Games last year. But while the area is home to attractions that include two museums and an aquarium, its rich history remains unknown to most locals and tourists.

New app reveals little-known history of Rio de Janeiro port

[...] while the area is home to attractions that include two museums and an aquarium, its rich history remains unknown to most visitors. Launched by the nonprofit investigative journalism agency Agencia Publica, the app called "Museum of Yesterday" offers tours of the port in Portuguese and English.

London's Natural History Museum Has a New Star Attraction: An Amazing Blue Whale Skeleton

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The skeleton is suspended from the main entrance hall's ceilings, providing visitors with a 360-degree view of the largest animal ever known to have lived on Earth.

A Museum Built Among Ancient Ruins Impels an Inward Gaze

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In other museums, fragments of the past are isolated into forgotten history, but at Kolumba, they are part of a dynamic whole. The post A Museum Built Among Ancient Ruins Impels an Inward Gaze appeared first on Hyperallergic.

New display features artifacts illustrating Biochemist Gertrude Elion's accomplishments, including her 1988 Nobel Prize

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Visitors to the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) now have the opportunity to learn about biochemist Gertrude B. Elion and her groundbreaking medical research in the Museum?s Only in America® Gallery/Hall of Fame, located on the free-ofcharge first floor. Show More Summary

6 Museums Around the World Dedicated to Celebrating Sex

Sex is a beautiful, lovely thing that we should all celebrate and enjoy. It's also a topic that can be taboo in some cultures or locations, but part of that is because not enough people know a lot about the history of human sexuality. Show More Summary

Ban to boom - brief history of women's football in Scotland

Scottish Football Museum curator Richard McBrearty talks us through the early years to the pioneering Rose Reilly and on to Euro 2017.

The MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The exhibition Artificial Tears. Singularity & Humanness?A Speculation quotes from a chapter of human history yet to be written. Thirteen artistic positions open hypotheses, pose questions, and provide impetus for a confrontation with the singularity as envisioned by American futurist Ray Kurzweil. Show More Summary

The Hastings Museum Kool-Aid Exhibit in Hastings, Nebraska

Hastings, Nebraska is where Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid. To honor his delicious invention, the local museum has dedicated half of a floor to the drink’s history. Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream is a nostalgic and comprehensive collection of all things Kool-Aid. Show More Summary

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