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Cristiano Ronaldo Imports Hair, Hires Stylist To Groom Mannequin

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly makes sure that a mannequin of him that is housed in a Madrid wax museum is kept in tip-top condition by having hair imported in from India and a hairstylist groom it on a monthly basis. The 30-year-old Real...Show More Summary

Bulgaria’s National Museum complex fuses sustainable design with historic architecture

In lieu of their recent accession to the European Union, Bulgaria has commissioned Yanko Apostolov Architects to design a gorgeous new National Museum Complex to house the country’s art collections. Situated in the city of Sofia, the series of buildings

Shanghai Natural Museum in Shanghai, China

With so much in Shanghai looking glitzy and new, finding an authentic gem from the old world is like a breath of air, even if it's musty and more than a bit past its sell-by-date like the Shanghai Natural Museum. Housed in the beautiful,...Show More Summary

Westminster Abbey To Add First New Tower In 270 Years

The addition “will create public access to a museum of treasures and curiosities housed in the triforium, the church’s attic gallery. At present, the public can get only a distant glimpse of the spectacular and shadowy space through the stone arches 70ft up at the top of the walls above the high altar.”

A CT Scan of a Mummified Buddhist Monk Inside a Statue Casts Doubts on the Monk’s Mummification Process

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans A statue of a seated, meditating Buddha that houses the mummy of Chinese Buddhist Master Liuquan–who died around the year 1100 A.D.–was on display as an artifact in the Mummies exhibit at Drents Museum in the Netherlands last year. While the statue was in the Netherlands, a group consisting of […]

Can you match these 8 curated curiosities to their Atlanta museums?

Who's artifact is it anyway? See if you can tell which items belong to the Waffle House Museum, Georgia Capitol Museum, and more.

Thousands of artworks, artifacts at Barcelona’s Carrer Montcada

Two restored grand houses in the Carrer Montcada now house the Museum of World Cultures (Museu de Cultures del Món in Catalan), showcasing several thousand artworks and artifacts from Africa, Oceania, Asia and South and Central America. Show More Summary

Bernard Sumner Worries Ian Curtis Museum Will Become “Monument To Suicide”

Joy Division fans have been campaigning to turn Ian Curtis’ former house into a museum, but Bernard Sumner, who played in Joy Division with Curtis before founding New Order, has voiced some concern. Because Curtis committed suicide in his home, Sumner told NME he’s worried it will become a “monument to suicide.” Watch Sumner discuss [...]

Sal Polisi, wood carver of the South St Seaport Museum

Once upon a time, by Pier 16, behind a collection of bollards, cleats and a giant anchor (and underneath the FDR drive,) there were two containers that housed the open studio of a wood carver by the name of Sal Polisi. He was a navy man, served on the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), and when he retired, he was […]

Matthew Weiner & Mad Men Will Take Huge Victory Lap Around NYC

Yesterday the Museum of the Moving Image announced that they would house a huge Mad Men exhibit, along with various related events, leading up to and during the show's final season. But this is just one stop in Matthew Weiner's victory lap tour—along with exhibits and events in other cities, Weiner will hit up a few spots in NYC. [ more › ]

Toy museum announces hall of fame for video games

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact games like "Pong" and "Grand Theft Auto" have on culture and society. "Electronic...Show More Summary

Joy Division Fans Campaigning To Turn Ian Curtis’ House Into A Museum

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

77 Barton Street, in the British town of Macclesfield, is the house where Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis lived, and where he hung himself in 1980. As NME points out, the house is currently for sale for £115,000, or about $176,000 U.S. And now a group of Joy Division fans has launched an Indiegogo campaign, [...]

The Campaign to buy Ian Curtis’ house and turn it into a museum

77 Barton Street in Macclesfield has recently been put on sale for £115,000. According to its rightmove page, it is a “Superb character cottage” in a “Convenient location” with “Two Double Bedrooms and Reception Rooms, a “Newly fitted...Show More Summary

Museum in der "Runden Ecke" in Leipzig, Allemagne

Germany's Museum in der "Runden Ecke" (literally "Museum in the 'Round Corner'") sits in a curved corner space that was once an office of the sinister East German secret police, the Stasi, and now houses a memorial museum full of their vintage gear and the tools of the their ignominious trade. Show More Summary

Crowdfunding: Perfunctory Crowdfunding Campaign Proposes Turning Ian Curtis' House into a Joy Division Museum

Photo by Majid Hatna/Flickr The former home of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis is for sale, and someone has launched an Indiegogo campaign to turn it into the Joy Division museum no one ever asked for. Campaign founder Zak Davies.....

DevelopmentWatch: Korean American Museum With Housing Headed for Koreatown

The Korean American National Museum has moved "nearly a half-dozen times" since 2000, so it's probably eager to get moving on the construction of its permanent home in the heart of Koreatown, on the site of a parking lot...

Newt Gingrich Excited For Romantic Sleepover At The Natural History Museum

Former House Speaker and noted smartphone user Newt Gingrich will spend tonight at the American Museum of Natural History with his wife, Callista. He and his wife. Tonight. For Valentine's Day. Take from this what you will, then pray for blindness. [ more › ]

On the Market: Glossy Sea Cliff House with Museum Pretensions Lists for $2.2M

Tucked onto a small lot on 32nd Avenue in Sea Cliff is a two-bedroom home with an unassuming green facade. But on the inside the house has a museum-like vibe, with austere spaces and design details. The first indication of...

Taylor Swift's New Wax Figure Makes Its Debut - See It Here!

Taylor Swift just got a brand new wax figure at the London-based Madame Tussauds and it is modeled after her “Shake It Off” video‘s cheerleader look! The 25-year-old singer’s wax figure will be housed at the London museum from February 14 – 22 before it is moved to its permanent location in Orlando, Fla. PHOTOS: [...]

The Masterful Lighting Of Architect David Adjaye

The biggest exhibition of the British architect's work is on display in Munich. David Adjaye is one of architecture's leading lights. From luxury houses to museums, master plans, and even furniture, he is a master of context who draws upon art, history, and geography for his inspiration. Read Full Story

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