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- Which Historical Doll Will Be Crowned the Creepiest?
A Minnesota museum's third annual contest invites the public to vote on which of nine antique toys is the most unsettling
Smithsonian. Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021.
- How Beatrix Potter was fascinated by FUNGI but gave up the interest to write Peter Rabbit
Drawn to Nature, at the Victoria and Albert Museum
in London, will feature Potter's depictions of both fungi (above) and beetles which she produced before she wrote her books.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021.
- What Do We Know About Doctor-Prescribed Museum Visits?
Not all programs are the same, though, but researchers have been studying whether these interventions are effective.
Forbes. Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021.
- Hollywood's latest attraction: a museum dedicated to horror and science fiction
Called Icons of Darkness, the museum
represents a lifetime of collecting by child actor turned director Rich Correll. It's part of Hollywood's revival from the pandemic.
Los Angeles Times. Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021.
- Critics argue Phil Collins Alamo battle artefacts help focus on the historic battle's white leaders
Rock star Phil Collins gave his huge collection of artefacts to Texas on condition the state sets up a museum
at the Alamo - but the proposal has sparked a race row over the historic battle.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021.
- Robert Haas, Financier and Aerial Photographer, Dies at 74
He specialized in leveraged buyouts in the 1980s, shot distant landscapes and wildlife from helicopters, then collected so many motorcycles that he opened a museum.
New York Times. Monday, 18 Oct 2021.
- Nebra Sky Disc: British Museum to display world's 'oldest map of stars'
The Nebra Sky Disc is dated 3,600-years-old and considered one of the most important archaeological finds.
BBC News. Sunday, 17 Oct 2021.
- Chicago museum fires all of it's mostly White female, financially well-off docents for lack of diversity
- This kids museum's new STEAM exhibit focuses on open play
From a self-cleaning paint wall to woodworking, and animating on digital canvases, this museum's new exhibit is expanding kids' skills in STEAM.
ABC News. Friday, 15 Oct 2021.
- Artifacts are on display from wall to wall and even on the ceiling at the Mercer Museum
You won't know where to look at the Mercer Museum
in Bucks County, Pa. Artifacts are on display from wall to wall and the ceilings.
ABC News. Friday, 15 Oct 2021.
- Chicago's Great Fire, 150 Years Later
An exhibition at the Chicago History Museum
explores the legacy of the blaze, which devastated the Midwestern city and left 100,000 homeless
Smithsonian. Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021.
- San Antonio art exhibit puts spotlight on Latino food
After studying all the nooks and crannies, one woman painted conchas for a new exhibit at the McNay Art Museum
in San Antonio.
CBS News. Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021.
- U.S. Holocaust Museums Are Updating Content and Context
Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.
New York Times. Friday, 8 Oct 2021.
- Antisemitic graffiti found on Auschwitz Nazi death camp barracks
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
called the inscriptions "an outrageous attack on the symbol of one of the greatest tragedies in human history."
CBS News. Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021.
- Georgian Remains Of 'Oldest Woman Warrior' Offer Clues To Early Civilization
An ancient skeleton excavated at a site near Tbilisi has been kept at Georgia's National Museum
for nearly a century -- but archaeologists are now giving it a closer look. ...
Radio Liberty. Saturday, 2 Oct 2021.
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