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9 Things You Won't See on Display at the American Museum of Natural History

A mere 3 percent of the American Museum of Natural History’s 33 million specimens and artifacts are on view at the New York City institution. We took …

Natural History Museum Dioramas Are Disappearing

Life-sized dioramas were once a staple of many natural history museums. Taxidermy-treated deer, wolves, and lions roamed carefully constructed …

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Bronze Patinas, Noble and Vile

<b>The surfaces of ancient bronze sculptures have a lot to say about where they’ve spent the last 2,000 years</b>Torso of a Youth (“The Vani Torso”) …


23 Secrets Museum Stewards Will Never Tell You



Half of world's museum specimens are wrongly labelled, Oxford University finds

Don't believe everything you read at the museum. Up to half of the specimens may be wrongly labelled.<p>Museums might seem like infallible hubs of knowledge and learning, but a new study suggests it might be wise not to trust everything that appears on the shelves.<p>As many as half of all natural …

Rome museum offers unique, immersive Caravaggio Experience

Prepare for a whole new kind of cultural experience: a Caravaggio exhibition in Rome that doesn’t feature a single canvas of the fiery Baroque master.<p>It features an innovative video installation combined with an original musical score and even fragrances. The aim is to engage visitors on a …

House of wax: macabre figures on show in New York museum – in pictures

Gruesome wax figures from a 19th century German collection called Castan’s Panopticum are on display for the first time in the US at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in New York. House of Wax features anatomical figures, death masks and other macabre items and runs until 30 May