February, 2010

Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Launches New Online History Resource

The Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a brand new on-line resource for pupils at Key Stage 3 and 4. Health Histories uses primary source material to allow students to investigate pharmacy history in the 20th century. Written with the British Dental Museum, the project was inspired by the discovery that both pharmacy […]

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Cleversafe and Museum of Broadcast Communications Celebrate Record Growth

Cleversafe Inc., the leader in resilient storage solutions ideally suited for storage clouds and massive digital archives, announced the one year anniversary of working with Chicago-based Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC). Cleversafe’s unique Dispersed Storage™ technology stores historic radio and television content while providing a seamless delivery system to a global audience of approximately 48,000 […]

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Schommer Retrospective at The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is welcoming an exhibition of Alberto Schommer’s work to its BBK Room, entitled Schommer Retrospective 1952-2009. Born in nearby Vitoria, he has produced many still life photographs, portraits, landscapes and “cracklegraphs” which have been incorporated into the Spanish canon of photography. The Schommer Retrospective 1952-2009 offers art buffs an opportunity […]

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Penn Museum Summer 2010 Day Camp: “Anthropologists in the Making” For Children

PHILADELPHIA, PA – This summer, adventurous children ages 7 through 13 can experience a day camp that takes them through time and across continents at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia. “Anthropologists in the Making,” organized by the Education Department of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of […]

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War, Plague and Fire at the Museum of London

War, Plague and Fire at the Museum of London

War, Plague and Fire, a new gallery exploring the tumultuous century from the accession of Elizabeth 1 in 1558 to the Great Fire of 1666 opens this week at the Museum of London. The Great Fire Experience Bringing alive one of the most turbulent periods in London’s history, the gallery is full of treasures from […]

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Penn Museum Hosts Photography Exhibition, In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889-1891

Penn Museum Hosts Photography Exhibition, In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889-1891

PHILADELPHIA, PA – In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889-1891, a photographic exhibition on view at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology from March 26 through June 20, 2010, explores the ways dress—and life—changed for the Kiowa, Comanche, and other Native American nations of the Southern Plains during the last tumultuous […]

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents Exhibition That Celebrates “Running Fence” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents Exhibition That Celebrates “Running Fence” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The most lyrical of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s epic projects was the “Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76.” The ambitious scope and enormous size of this monumental temporary artwork are hard to imagine even today. Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California 1972-76,©Christo. Color photograph by Jeanne-Claude, 1976. Gift of Christo […]

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Projects 92: Yin Xiuzhen Large-Scale Sculpture Collective Subconscious Opens at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

NEW YORK,- The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 92: Yin Xiuzhen, the first U.S. installation of the artist’s large-scale sculpture Collective Subconscious (2007), February 24 through March 24, 2010. Yin Xiuzhen’s (Chinese, b. 1963) site-specific installations and sculptures bridge the past and the present, the environmental and the personal. Collective Subconscious is a 38-foot-long […]

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Tutankhamun’s Funeral Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum

Tutankhamun’s Funeral Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum

In 1908, while excavating in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, American archaeologist Theodore Davis discovered about a dozen large storage jars. Their contents included broken pottery, bags of natron (a mixture of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium sulphate, and sodium chloride that occurs naturally in Egypt), bags of sawdust, floral collars, and pieces […]

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