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Hunters and Artists of Late Ice Age Europe: The Magdalenian World at The Peabody Museum

. February 20, 2010

(Cambridge) – Near the end of the last Ice Age, glacial ice sheets in Europe retreated, and people could finally expand beyond their Ice Age refuges. How would they adapt to their new environment? The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology presents the Hallam L. Movius, Jr. lecture by archaeologist Lawrence Guy Straus titled “Hunters […]

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Penn Libraries Receive $4.25 million gift for Special Collections Center

. February 19, 2010

The Penn Libraries have received $4.25 million for the renovation of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) and the creation of a Special Collections Center. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a member of the Libraries’ Board of Overseers. This is the largest gift to the Libraries from a living donor. “Because […]

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Kent State University Museum to Open Anniversary Exhibition

. February 19, 2010

Kent, OH – The Kent State University Museum is to open the Silver Anniversary Exhibition on March 11, 2010 in the Higbee Gallery in honor of its 25th anniversary. The exhibit will feature 25 of the Museum’s most shimmering pieces and serve as a survey of costume history from 1750 through 2006. “There are four […]

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Glasgow Museum of Transport to Close

. February 19, 2010

Glasgow’s Museum of Transport will close on April 18 2010. Cars, trams, trains, bicycles, model ships and the Glasgow’s Museum famous recreated “street” – will become part of the new £74m Riverside Museum which is expected to open in early 2011. Culture and Sport Glasgow (CSG), which runs the museum, still has to raise £2m […]

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Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists at the Tennessee State Museum

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists at the Tennessee State Museum

. February 19, 2010

An exhibition of high quality reproduction prints, taken from woodblocks created by the acclaimed 18th century artist Sharaku presented alongside interpretative works by contemporary Japanese graphic and fine artists, opens at the Tennessee State Museum on February 18th. Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Consulate-General […]

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