Museums

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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Post image for Private Giving Sustains Art Museums, Study Finds

The average museumgoer in the US, Canada, and Mexico spends $7.93 during her visit (the average museumgoer must not be in New York City), while the museum spends $53.17 on her, according to the Association of Art Museum Directors.

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Material Friction: Americana and American Art

What did John Frederick Kensett, a 19th-century artist who was part of the Hudson River School, have in common with Thomas Matteson, a blanket chest-maker from Vermont?

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The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine

Dubbed “the beginning of America” by locals, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine is situated at the easternmost point of the continental United States.

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Post image for Canadian Museum for Human Rights Nears Opening After Difficult Decade

After years of planning and controversy, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is officially opening on September 20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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LACMA with Snapchat logo

Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren’t surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month.

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Post image for Gallery Whispers and Lunch in the Cafe: Mapping Museums Through Their Sounds

“There are so many sounds in museums that we usually ignore that are absolutely engrossing once you take the time to focus on them,” says artist John Kannenberg, who’s been recording museum noise for 15 years.

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Post image for The United States Has More than 35,000 Museums

You might’ve suspected that there are a lot of museums in the United States, but would you have guessed that there are over 35,000?

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