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Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Zagreb - Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak.

Sausage museum plan at ex-Nazi camp sparks outcry in Germany

Berlin - Plans to build a sausage museum at an annex of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald Thursday sparked protests over a "lack of historical awareness" in Germany.

Its treasures ruined by IS, Mosul museum hosts modern art

Mosul - Mosul's celebrated museum has not recovered since Islamic State group jihadists ravaged its ancient treasures several years ago, but part of the complex reopened Tuesday to showcase more contemporary art.

Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

Budapest - As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, Hungarian Jews find themselves divided in a bitter dispute over the long-delayed opening of a new Holocaust museum in Budapest.

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's historic National Museum on Wednesday displayed fossils discovered in the Antarctic at an off-site venue in its first exhibition since the Rio-based institution was gutted by fire last year.

Four men face Berlin trial for giant gold coin heist

Berlin - Four Berlin men go on trial Thursday charged over the spectacular museum theft of a giant commemorative gold coin called the "Big Maple Leaf" and valued at 3.75 million euros ($4.3 million).

Argentina puts 65-million-year-old dinosaur replica on display

Buenos Aires - Argentine paleontologists unveiled on Wednesday the replica of a 65-million-year-old skeleton of a plesiosaur marine reptile found in a Patagonian lake in 2009.

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother, say experts

Amsterdam - For decades bright-eyed boy in the photograph was believed to be the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh at the age of 13.

I.Coast to ask France to return a hundred works of art

Abidjan - Ivory Coast became the latest country to ask France to return works of art Wednesday, days after Paris said it was willing to hand back artefacts looted from Africa.

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

London - The governor of Easter Island on Tuesday tearfully begged the British Museum to return one of its famous statues, saying: "Give us a chance so he can come back".

Warhol in New York: a fresh experience for audiences old and new

New York - His Marilyn Monroe paintings and oversize soup cans are cultural icons, but in an exhibition opening Monday, New York's Whitney Museum hopes to paint a new, more complex picture of Andy Warhol.

Brazil recovers ancient human fossil fragments from burnt Rio museum

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian officials said Friday they have recovered pieces of a 12,000-year-old fossil of a neolithic woman that was among the prized artifacts in Rio de Janeiro's burnt down National Museum.

Essential Science: Unpicking ‘dark data’ in fossil collections

Scientists have begun to use new technologies to help quantify the vast and curious fossil finds that are stored, and in some cases remained untouched for decades, on museum shelves.

Japanese architect's new V&A museum opens in Scotland

Dundee - A futuristic museum designed by Tokyo Olympic Stadium architect Kengo Kuma and featuring exterior concrete slabs in a hull shape was unveiled in Scotland on Wednesday.

Sweden returns Nazi-looted Kokoschka painting to Jewish heir

Stockholm - Sweden's modern museum on Tuesday said it had returned a Nazi-confiscated painting by Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka to the heir of a persecuted Jewish art collector.

Government cuts blamed for Brazil National Museum inferno

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian officials on Monday blamed years of government cutbacks for an inferno that gutted the treasured National Museum, described by President Michel Temer as a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage.

Brazil's first human, a 'priceless' loss from Rio's museum fire

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil on Monday mourned the loss of the "first Brazilian," Luzia, after the 12,000-year-old fossil was destroyed in a raging fire that ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum.

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

Rio De Janeiro - A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the nation's president says is a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage.

Fire engulfs National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest

Rio De Janeiro - A massive fire gutted the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's oldest, authorities said Sunday, but no injuries were immediately reported.The cause of the fire, which broke out around 2230 GMT, was not yet known, according to local media....

Brazil's 'queer museum' reopens in Rio after forced closure

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's "queer museum," forced to close last year after conservatives attacked it for allegedly promoting pedophilia, blasphemy and bestiality, is reopening in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Playing with history: Corsica's Playmobil homage to Napoleon

Ajaccio - Tucked away on a side street near the Corsican home where Napoleon Bonaparte was born, a mini museum invites young minds to relive the French emperor's story -- through scenes painstakingly built from hundreds of Playmobil figurines.

Israel museum reunites rings Freud used to bind students

Jerusalem - A new exhibition in Jerusalem is for the first time bringing together signet rings Sigmund Freud had bestowed upon chosen disciples, initially as part of a secret psychoanalytical society.

Thieves steal ancient arrow poison from Dutch museum

Den Haag - Dutch police were on Thursday hunting for thieves who stole a museum safe containing a potentially deadly poison used by South American tribes to lace their arrows for hunting.

Cyber war, Syria airstrikes feature in revamped RAF museum

London - Visitors to Britain's revamped Royal Air Force Museum opening on Saturday can fend off cyber attacks, identify airstrike targets and practice landing jets on flight simulators.

Louvre Abu Dhabi sets Da Vinci unveiling for September

Dubai - The Louvre Abu Dhabi said Wednesday it will unveil its most prized acquisition on September 18 -- a very rare painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci that was bought for a record $450 million last year.

Berlin museum returns Nazi-looted treasure

Berlin - A Berlin museum Monday said it had formally restituted a 15th century religious wooden sculpture to the heirs of former owners, a Jewish couple who fled the Nazi regime.

Slices of London's fatbergs on display Special

Londesborough - Fatbergs are congealed masses of fat and discarded items and they are increasingly blocking Britain’s sewers. A new exhibition at the Museum of London puts sections of a fatberg on display.

Picasso's $115-million 'Young Girl' to be loaned to Paris museum

New York - Picasso's "Young Girl With Basket of Flowers," recently sold at a New York auction for $115 million, will be loaned to Paris's Musee d'Orsay for a Picasso exhibit opening in September.

Pakistani-American brings politics to NY's Met rooftop

New York - A Pakistani-American sculptor brings dark times, science fiction and a desire to provoke to New York's famed Metropolitan Museum of Art for this year's rooftop installation overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

Famed Istanbul modern art museum enters new era

Istanbul - It's a busy afternoon at Istanbul Modern, Turkey's premier modern art museum, and the gallery is packed with visitors taking selfies or discussing the artworks in hushed tones.
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Model of a farmhouse in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 4"x5")
 The Music of Our Lives  exhibit at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.  Springdale  Ark.  Feb. 18  ...
"The Music of Our Lives" exhibit at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale, Ark. Feb. 18, 2011
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Chaplin Museum in Le Manoir de Ban, a mansion in Corsier-sur-Vevey in the canton of Vaud
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Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
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Model of a boarding school dorm in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 10"x7")
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Il museo delle navi romane di Nemi (The Museum of Nemi Ships)
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Museum of Native American History. Bentonville, Ark.
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Model of a farm cart in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 4 x6 )
Model of a farm cart in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 4"x6")
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A museum in Taksim, Istanbul that features moving glass
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