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Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum

In 2012, popular internet comic Matthew Inman, better known as The Oatmeal, published his most-viral comic to date – an ode to Nikola Tesla, who he called “the greatest geek who ever lived.” In it, he argued that the only …

NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Being Reassembled in Houston

For decades the space shuttle program was the crown jewel of NASA’s space initiative. Dozens of astronauts were launched into orbit inside the reusable space shuttles, returning weeks later inside the shuttles, which were designed to glide in for a …

The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary

Google is celebrating the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with a doodle on its homepage in the UK. The museum, established in 1753, opened to the public in 1759, and currently holds a collection of about 8 million objects. …

Egyptian Museum Looted Amid Political Unrest

As the Egyptian army begins to take back control of Egypt, the fallout from the country’s latest unrest is coming into focus. In addition to the lost lives and unsure political situation, the cultural heritage of Egypt is, unfortunately, another …

Google Launches Online Exhibits Looking At Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings Google Launches Online Exhibits Looking At Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings

Google announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on a group of online exhibits for the Google Cultural Institute. This month marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic …

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, …

Harvard’s Semitic Museum Is Using 3D Printers To Restore An Ancient Statue Harvard’s Semitic Museum Is Using 3D Printers To Restore An Ancient Statue
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Much of our shared ancient history is told through art. Researchers study statues, carvings and other artwork to piece together the lives of these ancient peoples. Unfortunately, many of these ancient statues were lost to time, or were destroyed by …

Google Helps Bring More History Online Google Helps Bring More History Online

Today, Google announced that it has helped to bring 42 new historical exhibitions online as part of the Google Cultural Institute. This includes stories put together from seventeen partners including museums and cultural foundations, who have compiled letters, manuscripts, video …

Now You Can Walk Through Museums Just By Using Google Maps Now You Can Walk Through Museums Just By Using Google Maps

Google announced that it has added indoor maps and walking directions for 20 museums in the U.S. to Google Maps for Android on phones and tablets. “In the past, navigating through museums could be an art form in and of …

Google Art Project Hopes To Add Mona Lisa, The Louvre With Next Phase Google Art Project Hopes To Add Mona Lisa, The Louvre With Next Phase

Make no mistake, Google Art Project has partnered with some amazing museums and cultural centers around the world in order to bring people greater access to some of the world’s most important and valuable works of art. Not only has …

Google Street View Goes Inside Museums, Wins At Technology Forever Google Street View Goes Inside Museums, Wins At Technology Forever

Google Maps has demonstrated that one of the best uses for Street View has been when the feature has in fact gone off the street. The latest unique Street View offering comes by way of a collaborative effort with another …

IBM Upgrades The Louvre, Makes It Europe’s First ‘Smarter Museum’ IBM Upgrades The Louvre, Makes It Europe’s First ‘Smarter Museum’

Thanks to IBM, the Louvre received a major upgrade that will help the museum protect and preserve the countless pieces of art currently in its care. The Louvre, which is the Parisian home to some of the most famous art …