Museums

This photographer captured what lurks beneath Europe's biggest tourist attractions — and the photos are incredible

1/<p>FRANCE: The Eiffel Tower sits above the Catabombs of Paris.<p>Tomas Sentpetery / Nikon<p>Paris Musées' Les Catacombes de Paris hold the remains of more …

British Museum

The world-class British museums your children must visit before they turn 16

Britain is home to some of the world’s best museums. Since the Royal Armouries in the Tower of London first opened to the public in 1660 – one of the world’s oldest visitor attractions – the country has grown to excel at such institutions. Indeed, a survey by Visit Britain found that, out of 32 …

Great Britain

Artifacts seized in Istanbul kept in archeology museums’ storages

Last month, the Istanbul Police Headquarters realized the biggest operation in the history of the Republic and seized 26,456 historical artifacts. …

Archaeology

New spiky-skulled dinosaur lived on a lost continent

Researchers have unearthed a new armored dinosaur in Utah, a new species of ankylosaur, known as <i>Akainacephalus johnsoni.</i><p>The catch? It lived on the lost continent known as Laramidia.<p><i>A. johnsoni</i>, a member of the ankylosaurid family, lived 76 million years ago in what is now southern Utah, but was …

Natural History Museum

I am positively obsessed with mummified bog people

"There is a strange power in bog water which prevents decay," noted an 1837 Danish almanac. "Bodies have been found which must have lain in bogs for …

Archaeology

Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Biogeographical cradles, museums, and graves

Structured Abstract<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Individual processes that shape geographical patterns of biodiversity are increasingly understood, but their complex …

Temporal

Exhibits listings

<b>Alcatraz Historic Gardens Tours</b> Docent-led walk through restored gardens. 9:45 a.m. Fri. and Sun.; 11 a.m. Wed. Ongoing. Free except for ferry …

San Francisco Bay Area

Smithsonian's 'Watching Oprah' a powerful reminder of why we miss her

All of the greatest hits are reprised in“Watching Oprah,” a new exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.<p>There’s “Favorite Things.” “Remembering Your Spirit.” The Texas cattlemen’s lawsuit. There are, of course, “You get a car!,” “The Color …

Oprah Winfrey

Greenville company makes $250K pledge to International African American Museum

CLOSE<p>The International African American Museum is scheduled to open in Charleston in 2020 on the former Gadsden's Wharf, where more than 100,000 …

African-American News

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County nonprofits to receive $427,000 in heritage grants

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County museums and historic preservation nonprofits will receive nine grants worth a combined $427,000 from the Maryland …

Annapolis

The Gettysburg Cyclorama: 1880s Virtual Reality - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Civil War Trust historian Garry Adelman dives into the Cyclorama craze of the 1800s, early “virtual reality” that inspired Mark Bradford’s massive …

Virtual Reality

23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend

<i>Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon.</i><p><b>‘THOMAS BAYRLE: PLAYTIME’</b> at the New Museum (through Sept. 2). In the digital fever dream of Mr. Bayrle’s work, pixelated pictures twist and bend and resolve into fuzzily warped images. Abstract films and videos pulse with psychedelic …

Art

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The spotlight is on fun and excitement in the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond.<p>Ep24 | 28m<p>Add to Watchlist<p>Ep24 | 28m<p>The spotlight is on fun and …

Watchlist

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe

Eight hundred year old Norwegian skeleton found to have traces of Salmonella<p>Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that …

Anthropology

For throwback Thursday, we’re taking it back to 1916! Pictured are Museum staff mounting a duck-billed dinosaur fossil. Hadrosaurs were a widespread dinosaur group that lived about 70 million years ago and ranged across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Their habitats varied from forests in river valleys to swamps in coastal floodplains. In addition to their duck-like beaks, some of these herbivores had powerful jaws with hundreds of blunt teeth that were ideal for grinding fibrous land plants. Photo: E. Anderson

Habitats

Anne Olivier Bell obituary

From the 1960s onwards, Anne Olivier Bell, who has died aged 102, was one of the grand matriarchs of the Bloomsbury group and its progeny. A product of the art world of the 1930s, lover of the painter Graham Bell during the second world war, and an early member of staff of the Arts Council in the …

Art

Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin

Exhibition Overview<p>A highly ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin from the first century B.C. will be the centerpiece of this exhibition. The recently …

Archaeology

Katherine Stinson: Stunt Flier, Record Setter

As a pilot, Katherine Stinson knew that to fly a loop, you have to turn things upside down. Stinson did just that — flipping the conventions of her …

San Antonio

For some in Britain, reclaiming Winnie-the-Pooh from N.Y. is a cause | McClatchy Washington Bureau

England wants its bear back.<p>Not just any bear, of course. The English want Winnie-the-Pooh, the original stuffed bear, the one from before the …

Winnie-the-Pooh

30th Annual You Are So Nashville If ...

It’s a milestone year for the <i>Scene’</i>s annual YASNI issue — our contest inviting readers to summarize the Nashville experience by finishing the …

Nashville

Maps Maponyane MC’s the iMadiba installation unveiling in Sandton

<b>Media personality, Maps Maponyane has embraced the challenge to Be The Legacy, as he MC’s the iMadiba project unveiling in Nelson Mandela Square.</b><p>Maps …

Nelson Mandela

Seattle Art Fair Establishes $25,000 Acquisition Fund for Frye Art Museum

The scene at the Seattle Art Fair.<p>COURTESY SEATTLE ART FAIR<p>The Seattle Art Fair has established an acquisition fund with the Frye Art Museum to add …

Art Galleries

The Gardner Museum Heist, Still a Mystery, Now a Podcast

The 1990 heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston remains the biggest art theft in history, worth half a billion dollars, and one of the great unsolved mysteries of the art world.<p>Starting this fall, a 10-part podcast will explore the theft, the characters involved and why, after 28 …

The Arts

A Feared Nazi Night Fighter Is Being Restored 70 Years Later

In 2012, Danish divers pulled the badly corroded wreckage of a Heinkel He 219 from the waters off the Jutland peninsula, where it had been submerged …

Military

National Museum of Natural History

<i>Illustration by Vichai Malikul, Entomology Department, NMNH</i><p><b>FREE ticketed event</b><p>Join us as scientists and public health workers share their experiences …

El Salvador

New York, New York: Family Travel Guide

What to do in New York City<p>When you vacation in the Big Apple, there are about a million possible answers to the age-old kids' question, "So what are we doing today?" Inspiring museums will enrich their minds (there are ones devoted to firefighters, subways, math and chocolate, to name a few), …

New York City

Saint Louis Art Museum promotes Mark Macinski to Assistant Director

<b>ST. LOUIS, MO</b><b>.-</b> Mark Macinski has been promoted to assistant director for operations and security, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced …

St. Louis

Linked Open Data at SAAM

About the Project<p>Since 1829, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has maintained a diverse collection of American artworks, keeping authoritative …

Open Data

My San Diego Comic Con Schedule

3 hours ago - By Tom Richmond<p>San Diego Comic Con is here! You'll find me at booth H-02, which is a new location. It's one aisle over from my previous …

Drawing

Rosetta Stone Serious Study of Love Song (from the British Museum) by Ed Roberson

British Museum