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Hackaday Links: February 7, 2016

For a very long time, the original, 11 foot-long on-screen model of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek the original series – “NCC one seven O one. No bloody A, B, C, or D.” – was housed in the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

A 'Star Trek' must-see: Smithsonian transforms USS Enterprise into its original model

The voyages of Star Trek's USS Enterprise now include an extensive restoration at the hands of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Work on preserving the 11-foot (3.4 meters) model craft is now underway,...Show More Summary

First Look At The Results Of SFMoMA’s Huge Expansion

“It will be all about the collection when the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opens its doors to the public May 14 after a three-year rebuilding that roughly doubles its size and triples its gallery space.”

Making the Stars: A Brief History of the Burke Baker Planetarium

In July of 1964, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened its new museum in Hermann Park with modest exhibit space and the Burke Baker Planetarium. A state-of-the-art Spitz Space Transit Planetarium dominated the theater’s center with its flat floor … Continue reading ?

ArtRx LA

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — This week, there's a discussion on alternative art spaces at the Armory in Pasadena, the premier of the Wooster Group's production of The Room, the grand opening of the Museum of Neon Art, and more.

Deploying Technology to Rescue the Past: A Future Tense Event Recap

For centuries, museums have been the primary means through which we’ve preserved and exhibited our collective pasts. In general, we experience them as primarily physical spaces that contain mostly physical things, but technological developments are rapidly changing our understanding of what we preserve in them and how we do it. Show More Summary

Center for PostNatural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh's Center for PostNatural History is a natural history museum unlike any other, in that it focuses almost completely on the unnatural. This small exhibition space centers around displays based on natural things that have been...Show More Summary

The starship Enterprise is in the shop for repairs

Captain's log.Star date: January 31, 2016.After 50 years of imaginary, inter-galactic service, and epic flights of science fiction, the starship Enterprise, NCC-1701, lies in pieces on a table at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.X-rays of its insides hang...

Starship Enterprise in the shop for repairs, to voyage again later this year

Historic Star Trek model undergoing restoration at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.

The Massive, And Strange, New Cultural Center That Was The Kirchners’ Parting Gift To Argentina

Housed in the handsome (and enormous) old Buenos Aires central post office, with up to 50 performance spaces, a full modern art museum, a brand-new 1,800-seat concert hall called “the Blue Whale” and resting on concrete pillars, no signs, and way too many staffers, the Centro Cultural Kirchner has divided opinion as sharply as the […]

Original USS Enterprise model ready for restoration

As you might be aware, the original USS Enterprise filming miniature is in the possession of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Later this year it will find a new home within the museum, in the redesigned Boeing Milestones...Show More Summary

Seeing the Light of Day – the Future of Archaeological Archives in South-West England

The current crisis in museum storage space is an issue which has been widely debated across the heritage industry for some years – developer-funded archaeological work has produced, and continues to produce, a steady stream of archives (finds and records) that require storage. Show More Summary

MoMA Trims Back Some Features of Its Planned Renovation

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Construction begins next month on the project, which will add 50,000 square feet of new exhibition space and reduce congestion in the museum’s lobbies at a cost estimated at up to $400 million.

SFMOMA relaunches Open Space, appoints Claudia La Rocco new Editor-in-Chief

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Claudia La Rocco, poet, writer, critic and performer, will succeed Suzanne Stein as editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art?s digital publication and community platform, Open Space. La Rocco?s appointment comes on the...Show More Summary

Required Reading

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, artists & empire, the first flower in space, Hollywood's white problem, art in museum storage, MLK in Brooklyn, and more.

Takashi Murakami’s Art Collection Offers a Glimpse of His Personal Taste

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Takashi Murakami's own work has filled the exhibition spaces of many a museum, but this month the Japanese artist's personal art collection will be unveiled to the public on a grand scale for the first time.

Museums Are Developing Programs for People With Memory Loss

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Designed to help stimulate past memories and provide a welcoming social space for patients and their caregivers, the programs include art tours, painting classes, and even dance.

Frye Art Museum To Build Apartment Towers Across the Street

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Frye Art Museum is on the right. At left, a view of the proposed residential towers with retail and restaurant space on the ground floor, at 707 Terry Avenue. Courtesy of Perkins+Will The Frye Art Museum, at 704 Terry Avenue, owns...Show More Summary

Inside the New San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The museum will unveil a major expansion in May 2016, and Condé Nast Traveler got a peek at the new space.

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