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Tyrannosaurus Rex Bones to Make Museum Debut in Oregon

The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex will make its museum debut at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry along the banks of the Willamette River. Museum President Nancy Stueber said the fossilized bones of a 40-foot-long predator dinosaur that weighed 7.5 tons and lived 66 million years ago will be on display beginning Dec. […]

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Amon Carter Museum Exhibition Schedule for 2010

Amon Carter Museum Director Ron Tyler announced today the museum’s 2010 exhibition schedule. Comprised of three special exhibitions that celebrate modern art, each will focus on different American modern art movements spanning the years 1902 to 1962 in a variety of media including works on paper, paintings, sculpture and photographs. “We have a stellar line-up […]

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Nobel Bust Acquired by the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm

Many people recognize the portrait from the annual Nobel Prize Ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall. The bronze bust of Alfred Nobel is in focus of the TV camera, surrounded by prize winners, royalties and members of the Swedish Academy. Yesterday, the day before this years Nobel Ceremony, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm managed to acquire an […]

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Rijksmuseum Purchases André-Charles Boulle Furniture

The Rijksmuseum has acquired two spectacular marriage coffers on stands made by the famous cabinet-maker André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). They are decorated with so-called ‘Boulle’ marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass. These coffers were not made as useful items of furniture, but as works of art proclaiming the style of the court of Louis XIV at Versailles. […]

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Kresge Art Museum Director Elected to Print Council of America

Dr. Susan J. Bandes, Director, Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University , was elected to membership in the Print Council of America at the Board of Directors semi-annual meeting, held November 6, 2009 in New York . This non-profit, professional organization is comprised of 230 print specialists from the United States and Canada among […]

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Miami Art Museum Names Nine New Trustees

Miami Art Museum, South Florida’s major contemporary art museum, has elected nine new members to its board of trustees: Steven J. Guttman, Mark H. LaRoe, Juan P. Loumiet, Rodolfo Luzardo, Deryl McKissack, Mark E. Oren, M.D., Arthur Halsey Rice, Eneida Roldan and Dennis Scholl. These new trustees will help guide MAM’s community programs, donor support […]

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Audain Foundation’s $2.5 Million Grant Supports UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts has granted the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA) $2.5 million in support of its current major capital renewal project, A Partnership of Peoples. This gift, together with contributions from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, Department of Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Program, and The […]

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A Spoonful of Music at the Powerhouse Museum

As part of the month-long celebration for International Day of People with a Disability, the Sydney Symphony will end 2009 with a spectacular concert entitled A Spoonful of Music, held at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. People living with a disability, along with their carers and families, are invited to attend the concert, which […]

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Imperial War Museum Duxford Wins Award

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford announced that it is the proud recipient of the Digital Access Onsite Award in the Jodi Awards 2009. The annual Jodi Awards are given by the Jodi Mattes Trust for accessible digital culture. Imperial War Museum Duxford shares this valuable award with Antenna Audio. It recognises and celebrates the […]

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