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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘museum’

Anne Frank’s Marbles To Go On Display

The Anne Frank House Museum has just recovered another item special to Anne Frank, and it went on display Wednesday. Not long before Anne and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in 1942, Anne gave some toys – a tin of marbles, a tea set and a book – to a non-Jewish neighbor to keep safe. That neighbor, …

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George Lucas Museum Proposal Rejected in San Francisco

The seven member board of the Presidio Trust, a group that stewards a portion of land overlooking the San Francisco bay, has voted unanimously to deny a museum proposal from George Lucas. The “Star Wars” creator had pledged $700 million to build and endow the facility, which would have housed items from his own collection of popular art, including pieces …

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Smithsonian Opens Its Collection To 3D Printers Everywhere

The Smithsonian, like most museums, have a strict “Do Not Touch” policy. It goes without saying that many of the objects in the museum’s collection are very old and very fragile. Merely touching them could do immeasurable damage to the artifact. So, how do you get these objects into the hands of educators? The Smithsonian has recently opened a new …

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced for the year 2014. A variety of genres are represented with this year’s nominations, including grunge, old school rap, pop, and a few British rock groups. There are a total of 16 members that received the nomination. There are only five acts that will be inducted, and …

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Amy Winehouse Exhibit Opens at London Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum in London this week opened an exhibit on the life of singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning (though an eating disorder may have also contributed). The exhibit, called Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, will feature many of Winehouse’s personal belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and wardrobe. Family pictures from Winehouse’s younger days …

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands in $100m Museum

Space Shuttle Atlantis has landed in its final resting place. Well, technically, it’s suspended three stories up, so, absent some disaster, it won’t be touching down again any time soon. The last of the shuttles to go into orbit, Atlantis is now on display in a $100 million dollar facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft is …

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Spinning Statue Can’t Be Explained By Museum

The Manchester Museum in England can’t explain why a small statue made as an offering to Osiris–the Egyptian god of death–has suddenly started spinning on its own. In a story that sounds straight out of an “Are You Afraid Of The Dark” episode, the 4,000-year old artifact–which was found over 80 years ago in a mummy’s tomb–was recently caught on …

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