Museums

Post image for California Academy of Sciences Will Divest from Fossil Fuels

In response to environmental groups demanding science and natural history museums cut funding connected with the fossil fuel industry, San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences says it will.

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Post image for A New Museum Is a Beacon for Lighthouse History

Housed in one of the long-abandoned brick buildings of the former United States Lighthouse Service Depot on Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum is now officially open.

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Post image for Harlem’s Studio Museum Taps David Adjaye to Design $122M Expansion

Visitors to the Studio Museum in Harlem have long been struck by its small size.

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Post image for Singapore’s Huge National Gallery Will Open with Pompidou and Circumstance

The largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian art is opening this October, and the institution that will house it just announced a collaborative exhibition with the Centre Pompidou in 2016.

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Post image for Staff Stole 162 Artifacts from Museum of Macedonia

Last Friday, a judge in the Macedonian capital Skopje convicted six employees at the state-owned Museum of Macedonia of stealing objects from the institution’s collection and selling them abroad through an organized crime ring, AFP reported.

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Post image for For #MuseumWeek, Institutions Share Their Secrets Online

What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.

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Post image for An Art Museum Designed for Taking Selfies

Most museums across the US and Europe have had a difficult time handling the selfie onslaught.

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Post image for Wondrous Museum Relics Go Online for the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo

Museums around Europe have rallied a troop of artifacts to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo’s 200th anniversary.

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Post image for A Rare Night of Reversing the Tenement Museum’s No Photography Rule

Photography is strictly prohibited in the apartments of the Tenement Museum, where 19th- to early 20th-century immigrant living is recreated amid unrestored spaces.

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Post image for A Blue Whale Dethrones a Dinosaur as Natural History Museums Embrace Their Research Side

Museum displays are constantly in flux, as institutions choose what identity they want to present to the public.

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