May, 2010

Lewis Chessmen on Display at National Museum of Scotland

Lewis Chessmen on Display at National Museum of Scotland

Over 30 chess pieces from the National Museums Scotland and British Museum are starting a tour at National Museum of Scotland on 21 May and will continue to further Scottish venues. The chess pieces consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales’ teeth in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on […]

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National Museums Scotland has been recognised as an Independent Research Organisation (IRO) by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Only 11 museums hold IRO status and National Museums Scotland is the only museum organisation in Scotland to have achieved this status. The status is granted by Research Councils UK to organisations which make a considerable contribution to research. This enables them to apply for funding to the research councils under the same terms as […]

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J. Paul Getty Museum Exhibits Italian Painting Rescued from Abruzzo Earthquake

J. Paul Getty Museum Exhibits Italian Painting Rescued from Abruzzo Earthquake

LOS ANGELES – David Bomford, acting director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, announced the installation of The Madonna and Child with Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Virgin (The Beffi Triptych) in the Getty Museum’s permanent collection galleries over the summer months. The painting is the first work of art to be […]

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Canada Post Partners with Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Museum of Nature

Today Canada Post unveils a quintet of domestic rate stamps featuring the five spectacular winners of Canadian Geographic’s second annual Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year competition. Chosen from more than 6,400 entries, these photos were featured in Canadian Geographic magazine’s annual wildlife issue and will be included in a travelling exhibition organized by the […]

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BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

“I will never smoke.” “Thank you. I will quit smoking.” These are just two of the many comments made by visitors to BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. One of the most powerful and visual displays in the exhibition prompts strong reactions from people with […]

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Chemical Incident at The Science Museum

The Science Museum in London is to open as normal on Friday 21 May, following an evacuation on 20 May 2010, due to a chemical incident. Three staff members were taken to hospital and a total of 22 staff members and contractors were checked after complaining of itchy eyes and sore throats. A Science Museum […]

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Computer History Museum to Host “[email protected]” Conference

The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced today that it will host the [email protected] Conference June 2-3, 2010, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of PLATO, a large-scale computer system for which numerous popular technologies were invented, including gas-plasma flat-panel displays and interactive touch screens, as well as many software innovations. A co-production of the PLATO History Foundation […]

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