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Explore and Learn: George Washington Crossing the Delaware

The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses the famous Emanuel Leutze painting of George Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Star Wars Developments: MAD architects just got tapped to...

MAD architects just got tapped to design Star Wars creator George Lucas' Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, which will house everything for movie memorabilia to Norman Rockwell paintings. In collaboration with local Studio Gang, the scifi-enthused Beijing firm's...

the people of good taste vs. the george lucas museum

Over the past few years, George Lucas has tried to find a home for his museum, which will house his personal collection of contemporary art and, of course, the deepest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world. At first, he tried his backyard, San Francisco, before choosing the city of Chicago. It turns out […]

Amsterdam Birding

I know what some of you are thinking after reading that subject line, "Wait...there's something other than the Rembrandt House, Van Gogh Museum and Red Light District that people like to do in Amsterdam?  Really?" Yes! Really! AfterShow More Summary

King Richard III Visitor Centre opens in Leicester

Leicester’s new King Richard III Visitor Centre opened on Saturday. The £4 million ($6.8 million) museum was built in the former Alderman Newton Boy’s School, a Victorian brick building that over the years has housed a boy’s school, a girl’s school and most recently the Leicester Grammar School which closed in 2008. The building has [...]

Mobile House of 28 Hammocks Allows Visitors to ‘Hang’ for Free in Vienna

Installed on the forecourt of the Museum Quarter in Vienna, the structure is meant to highlight the constant change that occurs in urban environments. Apart from an enticing place to relax, it also offers an overview of the city center, and gives people a

Report: Muslim Professor Killed for Decrying ISIS Persecution of Christians

During the Tahrir Square uprising in Cairo, part of the the Arab Spring in 2011, archaeologists and scholars fretted about the fate of Egypt's ancient monuments and the artifacts housed in the Cairo Museum, worrying the treasures from Egypt's pagan past would be lost in the midst of the political turmoil. Show More Summary

Linkage: D.C.'s Barcode Abode; a Design Hall-of-Famer's Townhouse

Photo via Contemporist · Museum of Science Fiction seeks designers. · Inside David Jameson's Barcode House. · Palmer Woods manse hides a grand stairway. · Convertible home bar transforms tiny apartment. · Buy an International Style house in Bev Glen....

Smithsonian Cup returns to National Museum of Natural History after a decade on tour

last weekArts : Artdaily

More than a decade after its initial display at the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Cup, crafted by Gianmaria Buccellati of the Italian jeweler, House of Buccellati, is now back on view in the museum?s Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals. Show More Summary

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TO HOUSE THE GREEN COLLECTION : Bible museum planned for US capital (AFP).

Kickstart Me Up: An enterprising Seattle resident named Stephen...

An enterprising Seattle resident named Stephen Lange has so far pulled in $10,153 with a Kickstarter campaign to buy Laura Palmer's house from Twin Peaks for $550K and turn it into a museum, event space, and "fully functional BnB" dedicated...

Renzo Piano Designs a Dinosaur Museum — Design News

Preliminary sketches of the Jurassica Museum, a new subterranean dinosaur museum housed in an old quarry in Portland, England, have been released. A World Heritage site, architect Renzo Piano plans to cover the 132-foot-deep limestone quarry with a glass and steel roof. READ MORE »

Nation's Birds at the Northwestern Corner of the Lower 48

Just a nice moment from my day. We were scouting out our impending field studies route with a trip to the Makah Nation's lands near Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the lower 48 states. The Makah have a museum housing artifacts from America's version of Pompeii, a village that was overwhelmed by a mudflow about 500 years ago. Show More Summary

Hobby Lobby President Plans Bible Museum in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The family that owns the Hobby Lobby chain plans to convert the Washington Design Center into a museum of the Bible. The museum would house rare volumes that Steve Green -- the son of Hobby Lobby's founder and the company's current president -- began collecting five years ago, the New York Times reported. Show More Summary

Prince George Is Already Charging Around the House & Opening Doors on His Own!

Prince William pays a visit to the newly refurbished Imperial War Museum on Thursday afternoon (July 17) in London, England. The 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge recently chatted with attendees of a recent event about his son Prince George and how he is growing up so fast. “I think George will be running faster than me [...]

In the Great Plains, bubbletops and other world-class hot rods

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Darryl Starbird's Hot Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, in northeast Oklahoma, houses one of the best collections of modified cars in the world. CNET Road Trip 2014 just had to check it out.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk donates $1 million to Nikola Tesla museum

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

On June 10, Nikola Tesla’s 158th birthday, it was announced that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk had pledged US$1 million to the Nikola Tesla museum that’s being built in Long Island, New York. The Tesla Science Center will be housed at the inventor’s former research facility, Wardenclyffe, about 85 kilometres from the centre of New [...]

Anne Frank House Kiss: Controversy After ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Recent hit movie The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green’s bestselling book, is under hot water after featuring one scene taking place in the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam. The story follows two teen cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus – portrayed by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. The star-crossed lovers wind up

Newport’s “Revolution House” Coming in 2015

The Newport Historical Society reports it will reinterpret its Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House as “Revolution House.” Rather than continue to present that building as a standard house museum, it will use it to tell the history of Newport in the American Revolution. Show More Summary

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