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Baris Manco House and Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

When a Turkish rockstar for children dies in his home, the only logical thing to do is convert it into a museum for those who loved his life's work, decorated with charming mishmash of rockstar excess and youthful whimsy. On the night...Show More Summary

Fritz Müller Ecology Museum in Blumenau, Brazil

The “Museu de Ecologia Fritz Müller” is located in the former house of the German biologist Johann Friedrich Theodor Müller (31 March 1821 – 21 May 1897), in the German-founded city of Blumenau. Located among the lush jungles of Brazil, the former home of biologist Müller is filled with specimens, writings and artifacts from his pioneering studies. Show More Summary

Russia Fines Former Gulag Museum for Being a 'Foreign Agent'

A Russian court has fined the organisation behind Russia's renowned Perm-36 Museum, which is housed in a former Gulag and is the only Soviet labour camp in Russia to have been preserved as a museum, state news agency Itar-Tass reports. The...Show More Summary

A Museum Gets A Major Donor’s Works Early – By Creating Replicas For His House

“These great names are now in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins. And the replicas are carefully hung, in their original decorative frames, on the walls in Henry Bloch’s home. ‘They’re just wonderful. They are absolutely identical,’ Bloch says. ‘I often say, are you sure you gave me the copies?'”

Rendering Reveal: First Glimpse of Koreatown's New Museum With Apartments

Image via Daily News The Korean American Museum slated for Koreatown added a housing component to its plan earlier this year that took the project from a three-story museum to a seven-story mixed-use building with 103 market-rate apartments above...

The Great Outdoors: Check Out This Modular, Off-Grid Housing For An Outdoor Art Museum

All Photos ©Florian Holzherr via Archdaily Like a shining desert mirage, this cluster of reflective, eco-friendly buildings stands deep in the New Mexico wilderness. Designed by MOS Architects for the Museum of Outdoor Arts, they serve as a visitor...

About Tonight: Thursday, July 16

Take a tour of the Heurich House museum while sampling four beers, and other things to do with your evening. [ more › ]

A. Everett Austin Facade House in Hartford, Connecticut

Arthur Everett "Chick" Austin, Jr. is best known as the celebrated director and caretaker of the Wadsworth Atheneum art museum, but his home equally noteworthy, not for its extravagance, but for the fact that it is little more than a...Show More Summary

The passive MOS Museum of Outdoor Arts can expand in a Fibonacci sequence

Visionaries Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample from MOS are very keen on modular architecture as it allows them to make a project naturally grow just like a living organism's pattern. Their MOA and Element House project, near Las Vegas, is based on an a

Home Tours: Inside the Mansion Frank Gehry Refused to Finish For LA's Biggest Arts Patrons

Photos by Roger Davies via Architectural Digest Suburban tract house developer Eli Broad and his wife Edythe Broad are Los Angeles's most high-profile arts patrons, with their names on the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA (by Renzo Piano),...

New York's Museum of Modern Art celebrates the 100th anniversary of Technicolor

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

On the occasion of the 100th-anniversary celebration of Technicolor, The Museum of Modern Art presents Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond, a summer-long series of American films made between 1922 and 1955 (the...Show More Summary

Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The grounds of a decommissioned prison have been reborn and its facilities given a new, dialectically opposing mission to the actions previously housed within its walls – one hinging on beauty, understanding, and an open exchange ofShow More Summary

Dolls' houses in the spotlight at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Children and grown-ups alike will find enchantment in a gallery full of dolls? house rooms in the Frans Hals Museum. A magical collage of seventy little rooms, some in 3D, has been created from real seventeenth- and eighteenth-century dolls? houses. Show More Summary

The Story of Alvin York on view at the Customs House

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum has taken on a military appearance this month with the exhibit "In the Footsteps of Alvin York?. This show tells the life story of the man from Pall Mall, Tenn., in Fentress County, who became one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I. Show More Summary

Putting Together a Puzzle in Ipswich

This is a story from Christchurch Mansion, a historic house museum in Ipswich, England, as reported by the B.B.C. and the Ipswich Star. Among the items in that museum is a Delft puzzle jug, dated to about 1785. This ceramic vessel has...Show More Summary

"The flag was to come down amid heavy security during a Friday morning event that followed days of emotional debate in the Legislature..."

"... and, on Thursday, the final approval of Gov. Nikki R. Haley, who pledged that the flag would be lowered 'with dignity.'..."The flag will be housed at the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, a state-supported museum near the Capitol, and its pole will be removed from the grounds of the State House.

WATCH LIVE: History is made as South Carolina removes Confederate flag from State House

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Confederate battle flag will be removed from the State House grounds in South Carolina and sent to a museum on Friday morning at 10 p.m. Watch live video, courtesy of Fox Carolina, below: FOX Carolina 21...

Specter Detector: Looking for Ghosts in New York's Most Haunted Building

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A figure caught my eye as I passed through one of the supposedly haunted rooms of the supposedly very haunted Merchant’s House Museum in NoHo last week. I gasped, a reflex that was embarrassing even though I was ostensibly alone. “Ah!,” I thought—“Was that a ghost?” Read more...

Inside the Walls of New York’s Tenement Museum

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

From 1863 to 1935, the building that is now New York's Tenement Museum housed some 7,000 residents—and they left some pretty interesting things in the walls and floors.

Sturgis House Mortuary Museum in East Liverpool, Ohio

The quaint bed and breakfast in East Liverpool, Ohio now known as the Sturgis House was once led a former life as a funeral home, the remains of which can still be found on display in the laundry room, including the sullen death mask...Show More Summary

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