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Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

Sydney - A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into NY

New York - An international exhibition in New York explores the fascinating world of prehistoric flying reptiles, the pterosaurs who ruled the skies when dinosaurs ruled the earth millions of years ago.
In the Media by Mariano Andrade (AFP)

Museum receives major donation of Native American art

San Francisco - The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will be showcasing a large collection of Native American art beginning May 3rd thanks to a gift of approximately 200 objects and a large endowment from Thomas W. Weisel, a local financier.
In the Media by Justin King

Op-Ed: Dubai is the perfect year-round summer holiday Special

Tourist friendly Dubai is a perfect destination, from long-haul stopovers, to family vacations and weekend getaways. Enjoying year round sun, Dubai is a must-visit city with something for everyone.
Digital Journal Report by Jessica Jones-Langley

British Museum shows Vikings' softer side

London - The Vikings are renowned as bloodthirsty warriors, but a new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show the cultural achievements and trading skills that spread their influence far and wide."Vikings: Life and Legend", which opens on Thursday and run...
In the Media by Jacques Klopp (AFP)

Author Harper Lee settles lawsuit with museum

Mobile - Harper Lee, author of "To Kill A Mockingbird," has settled a federal lawsuit she filed last year against a museum in her Alabama hometown for exploiting her name.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Sinkhole swallows 8 cars at US Corvette museum

Chicago - A massive sinkhole opened up inside the National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars Wednesday in the US state of Kentucky.Museum officials said they got a call at 5:44 am from their security company because the motion detectors had gone off."Upon...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Pigeon droppings inspire brooch collection

London - Brooches inspired by pigeon droppings are the new fashion hit in London. The brain behind the creative idea is the young artist Frances Wadsworth-Jones, who commented that “you need a sense of humour to wear one.”
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 8 comments

Charlie Chaplin museum delayed due to asbestos find

Corsier - Chaplin's World is a 55 million franc ($60 million) project, set to convert the Swiss home of Charlie Chaplin into a museum by 2015. However, plans have now been delayed as asbestos has been discovered in the building.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Rap pioneers looking to build hip-hop museum in The Bronx

New York - Some of hip-hop's founding fathers have joined forces to build a museum dedicated to the culture right where it was born, The Bronx.
In the Media by Layne Weiss
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