July, 2010

Saint Louis Art Museum Announces Lisa Ayla Cakmak as the 2010–2013 Mellon Fellow for European art

The Saint Louis Art Museum announces the selection of Lisa Ayla Çakmak as the 2010–2013 Mellon Fellow for European art to 1800. Selected from a field of 11 national post-doctoral applicants, Çakmak joins the Museum from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she is the Niarchos Curatorial Fellow. Through a grant from The […]

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Study of crystal skulls in the collections of the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution

Study of crystal skulls in the collections of the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution

The life-size carving of a human skull in the British Museum collection was made from a single block of quartz crystal (a clear colourless variety of quartz known as rock crystal). According to Museum records, the skull was acquired in 1897 from Tiffany and Co., New York, through Mr George Frederick Kunz. In one of […]

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum to Tour Northeast

The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum consists of a produce truck of the same model in which farmworkers were locked and chained as part of recent slavery operations (U.S. v. Navarrete, 2008), accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida agriculture. The museum’s central focus is the phenomenon of modern-day slavery – […]

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Israel Museum Inaugurates its Renewed Campus and Reinstalled Collection Wings

Israel Museum Inaugurates its Renewed Campus and Reinstalled Collection Wings

New Galleries, Orientation Facilities, and Public Spaces Enhance Visitor Experience of Museum’s Campus and Encyclopedic Collections Jerusalem, – The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, inaugurates its renewed 20-acre campus, featuring new galleries, orientation facilities, and public spaces, on July 26, 2010. The three-year expansion and renewal project was designed to enhance visitor experience of the Museum’s art, […]

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Wallace Collection Celebrates the 110th Anniversary of Opening to the Public and 10th Anniversary of the Centenary Project

Wallace Collection Celebrates the 110th Anniversary of Opening to the Public and 10th Anniversary of the Centenary Project

On June 22 2010 the Wallace Collection celebrated its 110th anniversary as a national museum open to the public. It has long been considered the greatest private art collection to be bequeathed to any nation ever, and its contents of internationally-important fine and decorative arts, especially from eighteenth-century France, is hard to rival. The 22 […]

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Lynette Roth Appointed as Harvard Art Museums Daimler-Benz Associate Curator

Lynette Roth Appointed as Harvard Art Museums Daimler-Benz Associate Curator

The Harvard Art Museums announce the appointment of Lynette Roth as Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, effective January 3, 2011. A specialist in German art of the early 20th century, Roth’s highly disciplined and innovative work in the academy and in the museum has distinguished her early in her career. “I am happy […]

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Royal Ontario Museum Acquires World’s Largest Mass of Rare Meteorite

Royal Ontario Museum Acquires World’s Largest Mass of Rare Meteorite

4.5 billion-year-old pallasite could be the key to unravelling the origins of our solar system The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has acquired the world’s largest piece of the Springwater pallasite, a rare and scientifically important meteorite that was first discovered near Springwater, Saskatchewan in 1931. The new discovery of the almost 53 kilogram (117 pound), […]

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Barbie(R) Exhibition at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

For more than five decades, Barbie(R) doll has continued to deliver fashionable, aspirational and culturally relevant play experiences to girls of all ages. In partnership with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Barbie brand introduced an immersive brand experience with Barbie(TM): The Fashion Experience, a must-visit family destination that encourages children and adults to design […]

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Blue Angels Week at The Museum of Flight Aug. 5 – 8

Blue Angels Week at The Museum of Flight Aug. 5 – 8

Special programs, extended hours, and close-up views of the Blues while the Navy flight demonstration is based at the Museum for Seafair air show SEATTLE, – The world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 flight demonstration team star in the Boeing Air Show at Seafair’s Albert Lee Cup hydroplane races on Aug. 7-8. The Museum of […]

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