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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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

Bellevue - ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Art Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.
Digital Journal Report by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Mike White

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

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.
In the Media by William Suphan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Brigitte Dusseau (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

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".
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

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

Museum locates long-lost antique chest blocks from headquarters

Paris - When the Victoria and Albert Museum set out to find the Marzarin chest decades ago, they likely could never have guessed that it would be found being used as a television stand only block from their location.
In the Media by Tomica Bonner - 3 comments

American tourist accidentally breaks 600-year-old statue in Italy

Florence - An unnamed American man was reportedly trying to measure the finger of a priceless 14th century sculpture's finger when he accidentally snapped the digit off.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 1 comment

Car history on show: Automobile Museum in Málaga, Spain

In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, as stated by the museum itself, "the art is the automobile, in all its glory!"
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Review: Inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Special

Nashville - On July 15, when I was visiting Nashville, Tennessee, I had the distinct pleasure to stop by and check out the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. An induction into this Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon any country music artist.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Review: Ancestry and Artistry — Maya textiles at the Textile Museum Special

Toronto - Ancestry and Artistry: Maya Textiles from Guatemala celebrates the inventive skills of Maya women's craft. This exhibit displays huipiles and other types of clothing from over a period of nearly 50 years, and the evolution of style both local and global.
Digital Journal Report by Elka Weinstei - 2 comments

Interview with William Lee Golden from The Oak Ridge Boys Special

Nashville - On July 15, I had the chance to interview William Lee Golden from the Grammy-winning vocal group, The Oak Ridge Boys, where he talked about his artwork, another passion of his in addition to his music.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments
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In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
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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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This is this excavation of “Kadanuumuu” in 2006. Team member Ahmed Elema is cleaning the excavation area with a push-broom before resuming excavation. Each yellow flag represents an excavated specimen
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Model of a jeweler's workshop in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 6"x5")
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A backside view of Istanbul's Ayasofya (Haggia Sophia), the 5th Century Christian cathedral which was turned into a mosque in 1453 and is now a museum but may be a mosque again
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George Braque's 'Landscape with Olive Tree' painted 1906
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