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George Jones Museum opens in honor of late country music legend

Nashville - The grand opening of the George Jones Museum took place on April 23 in Nashville, Tennessee, where the biggest stars in the genre gathered for the red carpet event.

Voices of Holocaust survivors fading, 70 years on

Washington - Holocaust survivor Albert Garih has recounted his traumatic experience during World War II countless times. But as the 76 year old ages, he acknowledges he doesn't have much longer to share his powerful story.

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia sees first Koran reading in 85 years

Istanbul - A Muslim cleric has for the first time in 85 years recited the Koran in the Hagia Sophia, the world famous landmark of Istanbul which is now a museum after serving as a church and a mosque, reports said Saturday.

Jim Ed Brown becomes newest member of Country Music Hall of Fame

Veteran Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown has a major reason to be proud. He will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Security concerns delay reopening of Tunisia national museum

Tunis - Tunisia's national museum on Tuesday delayed a planned reopening after last week's attack on foreign tourists due to security concerns, its head of communications Hanene Srarfi told AFP.

Russian 'gulag' museum forced to change format

Moscow - The rights group that ran Russia's only museum in a former gulag said Tuesday it has been ousted and the institution will cease as a memorial devoted to Soviet-era repression.

Iraq reopens Baghdad museum 12 years after looting

Baghdad - Iraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.

Employee at Russia's Hermitage arrested for stealing exhibits

Saint Petersburg - An employee at Russia's Hermitage Museum was arrested for stealing books and documents, some centuries-old, from the institution's celebrated collection and then trying to sell them to antique dealers, officials said Monday.

Unusual finding at Glasgow's Kelvingrove—The Antiques Roadshow Special

Glasgow - Glasgow has many free, interesting attractions. One of the more famous is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End. What you might not expect to find while browsing around is the filming of an episode of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Vlad the impaled: Femen militant fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

Paris - A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum.

Biodiversity museum opens in Panama

Panama City - A Frank Gehry-designed biodiversity museum has opened in Panama. Called the Biomuseo, the complex has been built at the entrance from the Pacific ocean to the Panama Canal.

Job Carr Cabin's Pioneer Days preserves history and educates kids Special

Tacoma - Pioneer Days at the Job Carr Cabin Museum at Old Town Park in Tacoma celebrates the birth of a city while providing entertainment and education to families.

Op-Ed: Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto Special

Toronto - After 18 years, the dream of an Islamic centre for art and community has become a reality — not, as originally intended, in London, England, but in Toronto.

Louvre Museum gardens plagued by rat infestation

Paris - The beautiful gardens leading to the world-famous Louvre Museum have recently been attracting more and more rats. Garbage and food items left behind by tourists have been largely blamed for the problem.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

Bellevue - ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

Ukraine rebels go to the museum -- for WWII tanks and cannons

Donetsk - Visiting a museum may be the last thing on the minds of hardened insurgents in east Ukraine, but a group of them turned up at one in Donetsk -- only to make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers.

Kenny Rogers to partake in Country Music Hall of Fame interview

Nashville - Country superstar Kenny Rogers will partake in a unique interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 16.

Dinosaur stolen from North Carolina museum

Raleigh - Two 21-year-olds allegedly stole a Edmonotosaurus — a dinosaur — from the the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences last week. The two also allegedly stole history props from a different museum the same day.

Hank Cochran headed to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Later this year, the late country legend Hank Cochran will be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Victims' families fuming about 9/11 museum

New York - The families of many of the victims of the 9/11 attack are extremely upset about the opening of a new museum this Friday which contains the remains of their loved ones.

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

New York - US President Barack Obama Thursday hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated a searing Ground Zero museum about Al-Qaeda attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.

Stolen 10th century statues to return to Cambodia

New York - The Cambodian government officially received two 10th century Khmer Empire artifacts looted from the country over forty years ago.

What’s next for Ikea? A museum

Swedish furnishings giant Ikea, with a long list of innovations to its credit, has yet another up its sleeve. The king of flat-pack, self-assembled furniture wants to turn its first store into a museum dedicated to the company’s history.

New York Hall of Science pioneer dies

New York - Alan Friedman, who reinvigorated the New York Hall of Science, including pioneering interactive hands-on exhibits, has died at the age of 71.

Remains of unidentified WTC victims to be moved to museum

New York - Still-unidentified remains of as many as 1,000 victims of the terrorist attack that destroyed New York City's two tallest buildings in 2001 will likely be moved Saturday to a new repository at the old World Trade Center site.

Crystal Gayle spotlighted in Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit

Grammy-winning country star Crystal Gayle will be spotlighted by an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Spain launches radar hunt for Quixote writer Cervantes

Madrid - Scientists will start scanning Monday with a radar the floor of a Madrid convent where they hope to find the body of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quixote".

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.

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.

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.
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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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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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Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
A museum in Taksim  Istanbul that features moving glass
A museum in Taksim, Istanbul that features moving glass
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Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
View from the Puma of an interchange north of Pretoria
View from the Puma of an interchange north of Pretoria
Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
This artifacts are on display at the Old Jail Museum in Warrenton  Va. These are pieces from the ori...
This artifacts are on display at the Old Jail Museum in Warrenton, Va. These are pieces from the original jail, which still stands today and is open for self-guided tours.
Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
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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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The Presidio Modelo was built under President-turned-dictator Gerardo Machado between 1926–1928. T...
The Presidio Modelo was built under President-turned-dictator Gerardo Machado between 1926–1928. The five circulars were built to humanely house up to 2,500 prisoners. By 1961, they held 6 to 8 thous.It is now a museum.
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Music of African Americans is also represented in the Country Music Museum.
Music of African Americans is also represented in the Country Music Museum.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin will on Tuesday inaugura...
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin will on Tuesday inaugurate a Warsaw museum chronicling the vibrant 1,000-year history of Poland's Jewish community, all but wiped out during the Holocaust
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A wall painting showing yaks being herded by Tibetan family members.
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Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Farmington Hills  MI
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum Farmington Hills, MI
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
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Model of a laundry in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 8 x5 )
Model of a laundry in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 8"x5")
Museum of Native American History.  Bentonville  Ark.
Museum of Native American History. Bentonville, Ark.
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Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
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