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Joseph Alanen's Kalevala-themed works donated to the Ateneum

3 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Ateneum Art Museum, which is part of the Finnish National Gallery, has received three Kalevala-themed tempera paintings by Joseph Alanen (1885?1920) for its collection, from a private donor. Before this donation, the Finnish National Gallery?s collection only included one work by Alanen. Show More Summary

The American Household Is Evolving–And Our Housing Should Too

Why are we still building so many three-bedroom, single-family homes when most households in America can’t use them? In the middle of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., visitors walk through a full-scale, 1,000-square-foot...Show More Summary

NIST expertise helps protect Emancipation Proclamation at African American History Museum

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) This month, two seminal documents in American history -- the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution -- went on display (link is external) at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Show More Summary

The Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868 Lives On at the American Indian Museum

Marking a 150-year anniversary and a promise kept to return the people to their ancestral home

BBC micro:bit wins first Grand Digital computer race

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As part of its 10th birthday celebrations, the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park in the UK set eight computing machines spanning 80 years against each other in a race to find numbers in a mathematical sequence. An old WITCH...Show More Summary

Lawrence of Arabia’s Smith & Wesson Donated to UK’s National Army Museum

We often wish old firearms could speak, share their stories and tell us what they’ve seen. Well a Smith & Wesson revolver, recently acquired by Britain’s National Army Museum, has a hell of a story. The National Army Museum in London,...Show More Summary

Years After Controversial Sale, Artworks from Japanese Internment Camps Go on View

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

In 2015 the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles acquired the items that are now on display in an exhibition that underscores the tragic context of their making. The post Years After Controversial Sale, Artworks from Japanese Internment Camps Go on View appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Getty Museum collaborates on seismic mitigation research project

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, and the National Technical University of Athens announced today the signing of a research agreement to collaborate on a project to protect museum objects in the event of an earthquake, beginning with the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Show More Summary

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires a 15th century drawing by Fran&ccediois Chavueau of Queen Kristina entering Paris in 1656

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The National Museum has acquired a drawing by François Chauveau depicting the procession of Queen Kristina?s solemn entry into Paris on 8 September 1656. She was then at the height of her sovereign fame and large crowds of people had gathered on the streets of the city to get a glimpse of the Queen. Show More Summary

Fragonard's "Young Girl Reading" on special loan to Speed Art Museum

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Speed Art Museum unveiled a special ?Mystery Masterpiece?, Jean Honoré Fragonard?s (1732?1806) Young Girl Reading (c. 1769). The painting is on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through May 15, 2018. The painting was most recently part of the Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. Show More Summary

Hiroshi Sugimoto Revamps Hirshhorn Museum Lobby, Includes a 700-year-old Nutmeg Tree

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Sugimoto's Hirshhorn design is the latest to transform the Smithsonian museum on the National Mall. The post Hiroshi Sugimoto Revamps Hirshhorn Museum Lobby, Includes a 700-year-old Nutmeg Tree appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Seeking Poetic Justice with Sonia Sanchez at the Brooklyn Museum

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is hosting a reading in celebration of the acclaimed poet at the Brooklyn Museum. The post Seeking Poetic Justice with Sonia Sanchez at the Brooklyn Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

SwRI's Alan Stern to receive National Award of Nuclear Science & History

(Southwest Research Institute) Dr. Alan Stern has been selected to receive the National Award of Nuclear Science & History from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Stern, associate vice president of the Space Science and...Show More Summary

Lamborghini motorbike and tractors show this luxury marque's diversity at H&H Classics sale

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The next H&H Classics motorcar sale at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford on March 21st includes two Ferrucio-era Lamborghini tractors and an ultra-rare Lamborghini motorbike at the H&H motorcycle sale on March 4th at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. Show More Summary

'The First Large-Scale Exhibition By A Major Western Museum In Iran'

"In a masterstroke of cultural diplomacy, the Louvre will launch a major exhibition next month at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, comprising 50 works [ of Greek, Roman, and Persian art] drawn from its collection and the Musée Eugène Delacroix in Paris."

“The Searching Planet” exhibition at Japan’s Miraikan

Opening today at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo — known locally as the Miraikan — is a new exhibit called “The Searching Planet.” Using the museum’s famed “Geo-Cosmos” earth-shaped display, this video art uses icons and graphs to show how people are searching the Internet all around the world. Show More Summary

Congressman Sam Johnson donates POW possessions to Smithsonian

last weekArts : Artdaily

On the 45th anniversary of ?Operation Homecoming,? the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History accepted a donation from Rep. Samuel Robert Johnson (R-Texas), a fighter pilot who endured almost seven years as a prisoner of war (POW). Show More Summary

Groves-Eubank Public Workout

WBA world super middleweight champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) entertained hundreds of fans at the National Football Museum ahead of their Ali… Read More » The post Groves-Eubank Public Workout appeared first on fightnews.com.

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last weekArts : Artdaily

The Terracotta Warriors have returned to the UK. In an exhibition being staged at Liverpool?s World Museum, this is the first time in more than 30 years that spectacular Class 1 National Cultural Treasures from the tomb of China?s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, have been brought to a museum in the UK outside London. Show More Summary

A rare chance to see this Rembrandt self-portrait, up close and personal

Rembrandt's "Self Portrait at the Age of 34" is on loan to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena from the National Gallery of London. Curator Gloria Williams Sander plays tour guide for a journey across the 1640 canvas.

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