May, 2010

The Great Wall Museum Celebrates 34th International Museum Day

The Great Wall Museum embraced the 34th International Museum Day on Tuesday with a series of activities presided over by a group of invited guests including veterans and authorities from the Beijing Heritage Board. In her opening address, museum curator Huang Lijing released details of ongoing and future developments at the museum. She also highlighted […]

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National Motor Museum Leads Lawnmower Land Speed Record Attempt

The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK has led a lawnmower land speed record attempt, named Project RunningBlade. Rider Don Wales took the petrol driven mower into the record books at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire, by reaching 86.069mph. The team have said they will now bid to break the 100mph barrier. The previous lawnmower […]

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The Toledo Museum of Art Announces Major Gift

The Toledo Museum of Art Announces Major Gift

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Interim Director Rod Bigelow announced that the Museum has received a $2 million lead gift to renovate its former glass gallery into a signature gallery for the Museum’s growing modern and contemporary collections. Perrysburg residents and long-time Museum supporters Frederic “Fritz” and Mary Wolfe made the gift earlier this year […]

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914

Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914

Exhibition explores little-studied period in American art history GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., – The Grand Rapids Art Museum presents the internationally-touring exhibition Dutch Utopia: American Arts in Holland, 1880-1914 open through August 15, 2010. Dutch Utopia is the first major exhibition to explore the little-known phenomenon of American artists settling or working in Holland around the […]

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Environment Canada Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Environment Canada announced the six award winners from across Canada, for the Nature Matters! Contest, which invited Canadian youth to submit a video or written essay that answers the question, “Why is nature important to you?”. The recognition took place during the grand-reopening ceremony of the Victoria Memorial Museum Building of the Canadian Museum of […]

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Art Envi Impressionist iPhone App Free for Birth of Impressionism Exhibition at the de Young Museum

Open Door Networks Inc. and Project A Inc. (“We-Envision”) today announced that their Art Envi Impressionist iPhone app will be free for the next week, to celebrate the opening tomorrow of the “Birth of Impressionism” exhibition at the de Young Fine Art Museum in San Francisco. The de Young is one of only three sites […]

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New Submarine and Water Access for Gosport Submarine Museum

A new submarine exhibit and a new waterbus link will be opened for visitors to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport for the Summer Half Term from Saturday 28 May. The new submarine is the only working replica of the world’s first fully submersible craft known as the Drebbel which was built in 1620. […]

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Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay Opens at the de Young Museum in San Francisco

Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay Opens at the de Young Museum in San Francisco

San Francisco, California, –The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco welcomes the United States debut of Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay on view at the de Young Museum May 22 to September 6, 2010. The exhibition includes approximately 100 paintings from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection and highlights the work of William-Adolphe […]

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Imperial War Museum London Launches Explore History Project

The Imperial War Museum London launches Explore History, an innovative project which will see visitors get up close and personal with the past thanks to improved access to the Museum’s Collections. Open 21 May 2010, admission free at Imperial War Museum London. The Museum’s chief new feature will be the Explore History Centre, a specially-designed […]

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Getty Museum Reopens North Pavilion Galleries

Getty Museum Reopens North Pavilion Galleries

LOS ANGELES – The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that four permanent collection galleries at the Getty Center will reopen tomorrow with an innovative reinstallation of sculpture and decorative arts. “We have utilized recent advances in technology, design, and—most importantly—significant additions to the collection, to reconfigure portions of the sculpture and decorative arts installation […]

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Barona Cultural Center & Museum Commemorates 10th Anniversary

In 2000, the Barona Band of Mission Indians opened the doors to what was one of the first Native American museums on an Indian reservation in Southern California. The goal of the Barona Cultural Center & Museum was to preserve the Tribe’s culture for their own members and to share their history and traditions with […]

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Fotografiska Contemporary Photography Museum Opens in Stockholm

Fotografiska Contemporary Photography Museum Opens in Stockholm

May 21 2010 marks the opening of Fotografiska, the new meeting point for contemporary photography. Located in the Stockholm Harbor, Fotografiska is founded to compliment Sweden’s public museums with a space dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography. Fotografiska Contemporary Photography Museum © Fotografiska Fotografiska is housed in an industrial building dating from 1906 in the Art […]

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