Museums

Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events February 25th – March 3rd, 2017

Heading into March with unseasonably warm weather, NYC seems to be fully embracing its diversity with celebration of Mardi Gras, inquiries into human …

American Museum of Natural History

Most Googled: How did Soho get its name?

It's been a hot spot for sex shops, gay clubbing and posh restaurants, but Soho might owe its weird name to another, older London pastime.<p>‘The origin …

Museum of London

Haunting images of WW2 London's 'archive of destruction'

In the 1940s, the British government employed photographers and artists to chronicle the aftermath of German attacks.<p>As well as recording the destruction for official purposes, the artists managed to produce images of great beauty.<p>Francis Marshall is the curator of "Perspectives of Destruction: …

Museum of London

Black Wall Street on film: A story of revival and renewal

The Reverend Harold Mose Anderson was always fascinated by the movies. Anderson saved his money and bought a home movie camera from a catalog. Once …

Smithsonian

February 17–May 29, 2017

Taking as its focus one of The Met’s most captivating masterpieces, this thematic exhibition affords a unique context for appreciating the heritage …

Art Museums

New Washington African American History & Culture Museum

En Septembre 2016, The National Museum of American History and Culture a été inauguré à Washington. Lancé uniquement en ligne en 2003, la …

American History

Natural and Digital Worlds Collide in the New Museum's Shaft Space - Creators

Uncanny landscapes, both artificial and organic, emerge in the works of London-based Greek new media artist, Eva Papamargariti. By merging computer-generated textures and elements, 2D and 3D, with both phone and camera-captured matters, she deconstructs and rethinks notions of motion, shape, and …

Art

Fascinating examples of how baby animals survive by eating each other, or their mother

Cannibalizing the same species is a common behavior in the animal world. A zoologist at the Natural History Museum and author of "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History", Bill Schutt, explains why some species consume their own.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Natural History Museums

Warp Speed Won’t Get Us to the Stars, But This Just Might

People have dreamed about interstellar travel for decades. Wouldn't it be nice to escape political turmoil, climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear proliferation? Wouldn't it be nice to move, with a few family members and friends, to a welcoming virgin world?<p>Hollywood makes it seem easy. We …

American Museum of Natural History

The 17 most beautiful museums around the world

Add some architecture to your travels<p>On the heels of Curbed’s round up of the best museums and libraries in the United States, it’s time to cue the wanderlust and turn our eyes abroad.<p>Although our country boasts some of the finest art in the world—all housed in seriously amazing buildings—there are …

Architecture

How Native American culture fought back against the colonisers

In the Great Court of the British Museum stand two enormous cedar totem poles, acquired in the early years of the 20th century from the north-west …

British Museum

At Art Museum, American Watercolor exhibit a great achievement

By the time I stopped painting in watercolors, around the age of 11, I had learned only one thing: The more I worked on a picture, the bigger the …

Art Museums

The 15 Best Free Museums Around The World

Here’s a little secret: Most museums in the world’s major cities offer at least one day or night where they let visitors in for free. “So what’s the …

National Air and Space Museum

The New IMAX Film "Dream Big" Roots For the Underdogs In the Engineering World

Director Greg MacGillivray's latest documentary premieres at the National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum

A Concealed Reality: Léopold Sédar Senghor's years in captivity - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

<i>The blog post was written by Xavier Courouble for the Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art</i><i>, Smithsonian Institution, on the</i> …

Smithsonian

Meadows museum acquires rare painting that now gives it three works in its collection dated before 1450 | Museums

When it comes to acquisitions, rare is the word. In keeping with that philosophy, officials at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University …

Texas

Smithsonian will help preserve America’s video game history

The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation has launched an initiative to preserve the legacy of video game pioneers.<p>It’s another step in the recognition of video games as an art form. The Videogame Pioneers Initiative will preserve gaming history through extensive …

Smithsonian

Workforce Development in museums – changing attitudes and nurturing skills

Here Advisor talks to a key figure on the steering committee of the report: Character Matters: Attitudes, behaviours and skills in the UK Museum …

Education

'Ultimate Dinosaurs' at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Never heard of the Eoraptor or the Giganotosaurus? Most people probably haven’t because they’re part of a number of prehistoric species that were …

Natural History Museums

Why Is Pennsylvania Ave D.C.'s Main Thoroughfare and More Questions From Our Readers

<b>Was the Statue of Liberty intended to celebrate the emancipation of American slaves, as some say? Did Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi’s original design</b> …

Harvard

drawing

Object type<p>Museum number<p>1994,0618.1<p>Description<p>'Heartsease' or pansies and fern-shoots; close-up study of yellow, blue and black pansies, delphinia, …

British Museum

Royal London Honeymoon Ideas and Tips | Brides

Your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to really indulge. Upgraded rooms, daily massages, and spontaneous glasses of champagne aren’t just acceptable, they’re highly recommended! After all, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you should use this moment as a chance to live like royalty. …

London

Cannibalism: It's 'Perfectly Natural,' A New Scientific History Argues

There are very few scenarios where I could see myself considering the flesh of a fellow human being as food, and the ultimatum "eat today or die tomorrow" comes up in all of them. Most people are probably with me on this.<p>But Bill Schutt's newest book, Ca<i>nnibalism: A Perfectly Natural History</i>, …

American Museum of Natural History

The Pima Air & Space Museum Beckons All Airplane Geeks

The biggest problem Pima visitors face is running short on time.<p>Restoring and maintaining historic airplanes consumes an enormous amount of time, as …

National Air and Space Museum

The Apollo 11 exhibit is the next big national tour you need to catch

Space and science nerds, rejoice!<p>A monumental piece of space exploration history — the Apollo 11 capsule — is soon launching a national tour, giving you a chance to get an up-close view of the spacecraft used in the first lunar landing.<p>The <i>Columbia</i> capsule, which took Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and …

National Air and Space Museum

New DNA Evidence Just Gave Us Unprecedented Insight Into the Mysterious Chaco Civilisation

A female-dominated dynasty.<p>Archaeologists say they've figured out who ruled the ancient Chaco civilisation in New Mexico - thought to be the most …

American Museum of Natural History

Ancient Matrilineal Society Discovered In New Mexico

New research has revealed that royal blood descended through a mother's bloodline in ancient America.<p>Ancient Matrilineal Society Discovered In New …

American Museum of Natural History

Janet Harmon Bragg: Aviator

Janet Harmon Bragg is one of the first female black aviators and the first to hold a commercial pilot’s license. She faced adversity nearly all her …

Smithsonian

At 40, Paris' Pompidou Center Is Still 'An Unexpected Trip'

This year, the Paris museum that looks like a jumble of giant, colored pipes with an escalator in a clear plastic tube zigzagging up its side turns 40.<p>Nowadays, that museum — the Pompidou Center — has a secure place in the heart of Paris and in Parisians' hearts. But it wasn't always the case.<p>"When …

Seven Buildings To Visit Right Now

From a pyramid in New York to a Death Star in Taipei – the new builds lighting up the horizon this year<p>Austerity, Brexit, political disruption, …

Architecture