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Museum of Flight Announces Dr. Dana Riley Black as New Vice President of Education

Museum of Flight Announces Dr. Dana Riley Black as New Vice President of Education

SEATTLE – Dr. Dana Riley Black, former Assistant Superintendent of Everett Public Schools in Washington state, is now The Museum of Flight’s new Vice President of Education. Riley Black brings to the Museum more than a decade of high-level successes in both formal and informal STEM education. “After a nationwide search, the obvious choice ended […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to open waterfowling exhibition in August

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to open waterfowling exhibition in August

After a temporary delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new exhibition in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Waterfowling building, Adze to Whittling Knife: Chesapeake Boatbuilders as Decoy Carvers, will open to the public on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Chesapeake Bay-area craftsmen produced boats—and decoys—that were regionally distinctive. Boatbuilding was often a full-time occupation, and […]

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Major London museums to open and expect 80% drop in visitors

Major London museums to open and expect 80% drop in visitors

Some of London’s biggest museums have announced their plans to reopen next month, but are expecting visitor numbers to drop by 80% when they do, according to the BBC. The Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum will all open their doors again during August. Visitors will be “strongly” recommended to wear face masks, but […]

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Join The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for Coffee & Wood Chips

Join The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for Coffee & Wood Chips

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is inviting the public for a monthly tour of its working Shipyard in a new virtual program titled Coffee & Wood Chips. Scheduled for 10–11am on Mondays July 13, Aug. 17, and Sept. 14, Coffee & Wood Chips participants are invited to join CBMM’s Shipyard Programs […]

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MOCA Toronto Reopens to the Public on July 16

MOCA Toronto Reopens to the Public on July 16

MOCA Toronto Reopens to the Public on July 16 with Acclaimed Exhibitions by Canadian and International Artists. All current exhibitions have been extended beyond their original closing dates. MOCA welcomes members, donors, frontline healthcare workers and members of the arts community with early access and free admission from July 9 ‒12 on a first-requested, first-served […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces virtual boater safety course

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces virtual boater safety course

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a three-day virtual Maryland DNR-approved boater safety course on July 27–29, 2020, from 1–4pm. Led by CBMM’s Shipyard Manager and USCG licensed captain Christian Cabral, the boater’s safety course will be a live virtual offering, giving participants the opportunity to interact and engage with the course instructor and […]

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Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum to Welcome Visitors Back July 23

Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum to Welcome Visitors Back July 23

DOYLESTOWN, PA – With Bucks County making its transition to the “green” phase, the Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum are delighted to announce that they will jointly re-open their doors and welcome back visitors beginning MONDAY, July 20, 2020 with three special Member-Only Preview Days on July 20, 21, and 22. Both institutions will […]

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New York Historical Society announces reopen

New York Historical Society announces reopen

The New-York Historical Society, the city’s oldest museum, announced that it plans to reopen in stages starting August 14, 2020, pending approval from local and state officials. The Museum will first open a special free outdoor exhibition, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, which documents the experiences of New Yorkers across the five boroughs […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Collection now available online

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Collection now available online

In the midst of its COVID-19 closure, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., has rolled out a brand-new virtual feature—online access for visitors to thousands of items in its collection of Chesapeake Bay-related objects and images, all available at collections.cbmm.org. “After three years of research, planning, and conversion of data to our […]

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