This story offers three key facts that hold important lessons for archaeologists, antiquities dealers and auction houses, and museum professionals concerned about stemming the looting of antiquities:1. Buyers of looted antiquities often rely on archaeologists to ascertain authenticity and estimate the value of artifacts.2. Show More Summary
Sun 23 Feb 2014 Head along to Elizabeth Bay House, one of Sydney's mid-19th-century treasures, for an afternoon of learning, live music and tastings, exploring food...
The Frick Collection—housed in a luxuriant old mansion at East 70th and 5th Avenue—opened as a museum 78 years ago today. It remains one of the most gorgeous spaces in Manhattan, with plenty of silence and secrets to warrant return visits and ongoing fascination. Show More Summary
Planning a trip to Paris? After originally being planned for 2012, the €100 million LVMH Museum designed by Frank Gehry will open in spring 2014. The museum will "promote emerging scenes and young artists," as well as house the Louis...Show More Summary
by Jena Lee Christie’s auction house is wrapping up four months of appraising artworks at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), which has become an unfortunate hostage in negotiations between the bankrupt City of Detroit and its creditors. When the city’s Emergency Manager, Kevyn Orr, brought in Christie’s in August, there was an outcry of […]
Inside the second floor galleries housing the contemporary collection of the Museum of Modern Art, a sculpture called “Bruno” (1998–2012) stands in quiet command of the room. Made primarily of grass and cow intestines, its materials transform the human body into a mediation on mortality via the digestive tract.
A House panel on Wednesday plans to consider development of a women’s history museum at the National Mall, a concept that has languished for 17 years due to lack of funding and setbacks in Congress. The House Administration Committee is scheduled to hear testimony from Joan Bradley Wages, president and CEO of a nonprofit group that […]
Tullie House museum in Carlisle, Northwest England, has been donated two very rare Neolithic wooden tridents by Cumbria County Council and is putting them on display for the public to give their theories onwhat they were used for. Tridents on display. Show More Summary
Two large Neolithic wood tridents of unknown purpose have gone on display in the Tullie House Museum’s Border Gallery The artifacts were donated to the Carlisle museum, which is currently also hosting the spectacular Crosby-Garret Helmet, by the Cumbria County Council which owned the land on which they were found. The museum is delighted by [...]
As I’ve mentioned before, Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will host their annual reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on Monday, 16 December. That’s the 240th anniversary of the event. Tickets are still...Show More Summary
The Chicago house where Walt Disney was born may soon become a museum, thanks to some theme park ride designers in Los Angeles. After years of debate in Chicago over what to do with the property, a married couple that owns a design studio in L.A. Show More Summary
Originally built in 1901, the railway station which now houses the Danbury Railway Museum has gone from flourishing travel hub to flourishing volunteer project. After consolidating three separate railway stations into one and serving...Show More Summary
Here’s more of my exchange with Bruce Richardson, Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. He’s coming to Boston to speak about “Five Teas that Launched a Revolution” at the Old South Meeting House on Thursday, 5 December....Show More Summary
This Colonial house was part of George Washington’s spy ring, home of America’s first valentine card, and is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a girl who died of unrequited love for an enemy English officer. Raynham Hall was originally the family home of Samuel Townsend, a well-to-do merchant and Town Clerk of Oyster Bay, Long Island. Show More Summary
Anyone trying to make a gingerbread house for the holidays this year can pretty much give up right now. Just eat everything instead because no matter what you do, you can't possibly top the artistry of these gingerbread museums. Designed...Show More Summary
While I was in Flanders recently I had a chance to go to 4 museums that I think are must see experiences. Rubens House – Antwerp, Belgium The best known of […] The post 4 Must See Museums in Belgium – Art, Music and History appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.
Constructed between 1855-1860 to house the University's growing collection of natural history specimens, the Oxford Natural History Museum is one of the finest examples of a temple to the natural sciences. The cathedral like building...Show More Summary
The wait continues for the Detroit Institute of Arts. As early as June of this year, Christie’s auction house was hired—for $200,000—to evaluate the monetary value of works in the museum’s collection. Though the procedure was meant to...Show More Summary
The Lotz House in Franklin, Tenn., at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864, opened a new exhibit Thursday of items recovered from the basement of the stately, clapboard house. It opened as a Civil War museum in 2008. Read full article >>
Using the Campbell House Museum's vintage milieu, the Bloomsbury Collective transports Toronto audiences to 1928 for a legendary early-feminist lecture. Campbell House Museum is artfully decorated for A Room Of One’s Own‘s nightly pre-show reception. Show More Summary