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The Smithsonian American Art Museum appoints two new assistant directors

Images courtesy of Eric Nastasi and Jane Carpenter-Rock The Smithsonian American Art Museum has hired Jane Carpenter-Rock as assistant director for museum content and outreach and promoted Eric Nastasi to assistant director for administration and finance. Carpenter-Rock will oversee the…

Pandemic Stories: The Children’s Discovery Museum, the CV History Museum and the PS Art Museum Cope With the Closure—and Develop Reopening Plans

The coronavirus has made a lot of people realize they’ve been living life with a gross underappreciation for human connection—including the ability to go to a museum and learn with others. So … how do museums serve the public when…

Endangered hammerhead sharks die at Miami Frost Science Museum

When you think of a deadly season of sharks, you probably imagine blood in the water, severed limbs and the ominous two-note snorkel of Jaws. But a three-month stint at the Frost Science Museum last year saw three shark deaths,…

Natural History Museum and Edinburgh Castle closed by Covid | Museums

At least five national attractions, including the Natural History Museum and Edinburgh Castle, have closed due to the surge in Covid cases. The start of the Christmas school holidays is usually one of the busiest times at the Natural History…

Denver Art Museum Reflects Fate of Looted African Art | Colorado News

By SAM TABACHNIK, The Denver Post DENVER (AP) – In 1897, British troops launched a violent retaliatory raid against the kingdom of Benin, in present-day southern Nigeria, looting and burning the royal palace and sending the oba, or king, into…

Unimaru: The art museum between North Korea and South Korea where the curator wears a bulletproof vest

(CNN) — Art has always had the power to be dangerous. But a recently opened art museum takes that to another level. It’s Unimaru’s location that makes it dangerous. The museum rests on the DMZ, or Korean Demilitarized Zone, a…

College of Science Museum Complex Welcomes Guests for Three Unique Museum Experiences

After extended closures and limited hours due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the three museums that make up the College of Science museum complex all reopened to the public last fall and offer exciting new features and updates. for visitors…

Model Railroad Show pulling in the science museum

the Science Museum of Virginia’s annual tradition returns the weekend after Thanksgiving. Model train club exhibits will fill the Dewey Gottwald Center for the 44th Model Train Show presented by Dominion Energy. The three-day event features eight different train exhibits…

St. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art receives new US bailout grant

As museums emerge from the shadows of the pandemic, money from a federal agency seeks to help institutions become places of healing. The Musée d’art contemporain de Saint-Louis (CAM) received a grant of $ 36,524 from the American Rescue Plan…

Children’s Discovery Museum is making plans for the next decade of educational entertainment

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) – Normal leaders are putting the start of the children’s museum of discovery future into action. On Monday, the normal city council approved spending $ 50,000 on a 10-year plan for the museum. The City of Normal…

The History Museum recognizes funds received throughout the year

Breadcrumb Links New Local News Author of the article: Lorraine Payette • For the Postmedia network Leeds Grenville-Lanark-Thousand Islands MP Michael Barrett attended a small ceremony held at the 1000 Islands History Museum on October 26 to thank the federal…

New in-store master plan for the Children’s Discovery Museum | Politics

A new medical exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum is science-based. READ MORE HERE. David proeber NORMAL – The Children’s Discovery Museum is gearing up for its next decades of exhibits and projects with a new master plan. The “Healthy…

Denver Art Museum’s Highly Anticipated Home Improvement Centers Indigenous Voices | Smart News

The newly renovated Denver Art Museum campus, with the 50,000 square foot Sie Visitor Center in the foreground James Florio Photography / Denver Art Museum Fifty years after the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opened, its Lanny & Sharon Martin skyscraper…

GALA SPOTLIGHT | Denver Art Museum’s ‘Unveiled’ Gala Showcases the Reimagined Campus | New

Praise flowed as freely as fine Silver Oak wine at “Unveiled,” the Oct. 15 gala celebrating the completion of the $ 175 million renovation and expansion of the Denver Art Museum. The project, in preparation for over a decade, resulted…

Middlebury College Art Museum aims to increase accessibility and inclusion with thematic overhaul

In January 2021, the Middlebury College Art Museum embarked on a major overhaul – installing a new organization concept that displays art from the permanent collection by theme rather than region and timeline, as is typical of most European and…

Macquarie University History Museum unveils 100 treasures

Sep 24, 2021 – 1:18 p.m. What: 100 treasures / 100 emotions – a book containing 100 works from the Macquarie University History Museum. From the university’s collection of 15,000 objects, 100 pieces were chosen by museum staff and academics…

ASU-LACMA Fellowship Program Expands to Include Pérez Art Museum in Miami

September 22, 2021 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University are pleased to announce that the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has joined as a new…

NEW, AGAIN: History Museum exhibit features Native American prints compliments of longtime Aurora benefactors

Several prints of works originally created by Woodrow “Woody” Wilson Crumbo currently hang in the east corridor of the Aurora History Museum. The prints have already been exhibited at the museum twice, in 1991 and 2010, and are expected to…

Four new museum exhibits at the Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke showcase Virginia Tech’s research

ROANOKE, Virginia – Residents of Roanoke will now have the opportunity to explore the latest scientific discoveries from Virginia Tech. From flying snakes to honey bee habitats, the Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke will present four new museum…

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences and Museum of Fine Arts make room for contributions from young people

A participant in the Moran Ecoteen program at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Photo: HMNS Moran Ecoteen Program For the first time, a Teen Advisory Council has been created at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS). Starting this…

Upcoming Science Museum Oklahoma Event Offers Chance to Become a True Crime Detective

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Staff at Science Museum Oklahoma say it’s time to put the skills you’ve learned by watching real crime shows to the test. The museum presents “SMO21 True Crime: Blood, Bones and Booze” from 6.30pm to 10pm…

A new sculpture to welcome visitors to the Science Museum

Crews are working Tuesday to install a 25-foot interactive sculpture in front of the entrance to the Oklahoma Science Museum in Oklahoma City. “Finity, 2020” is created from five shapes that rotate when pushed. (Photo by Kathryn McNutt) OKLAHOMA CITY…

Children’s Discovery Museum set to welcome back guests after long hiatus | Characteristics

The Children’s Discovery Museum will reopen to the public next Thursday after 14 months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors will need to schedule reservations and prepay. There will be timed entry with limited admission. Visitors aged two…

Children’s Discovery Museum is hiring staff ahead of possible reopening in May

Uptown Normal’s Children’s Discovery Museum tentatively plans to reopen on May 1, but there are plenty of moving parts that staff must take into account. Executive Director Beth Whisman said staffing and building readiness were among the factors, but through…

Discovery Museum welcomes 2 new board members

The Discovery Museum in Acton has announced that it is welcoming Umair Zia and Vibha Oza to its board of directors. Zia is director of electrical distribution engineering for Eversource Energy. Prior to moving to Massachusetts to join Eversource, he…

Discovery Museum adds two scientists to its board of trustees

The Discovery Museum in Acton has added two new members to its board of directors, one specializing in engineering and the other in organic chemistry. The most recent members of the board are Umair Zia and Vibha Oza. Umair is…

Acton Discovery Museum offers a piece of history, free

Want news from Acton and Boxborough delivered to your inbox? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter.Please support local journalism by subscribing at https://explore.mypapertoday.com/wickedlocalpremium/. A turn-of-the-century house that sits on the Discovery Museum campus in Acton is up for grabs…

Children’s Discovery Museum has come a long way to reopen

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. For more stories on the effect of COVID-19 on museums, please visit the Prairie State Museums Project at PrairieStateMuseumsProject.organization. As coronavirus closures took hold in March, the usually bustling Uptown…

Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose closes after coronavirus alert

Families head to the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose in 2013. The museum has closed for disinfection after learning about an employee’s possible exposure to the coronavirus. Photo: James Tensuan / The Chronicle 2013 The Children’s Discovery Museum in…

Children’s Discovery Museum celebrates 25th anniversary with two-part party

Most of the founding team who created the Children’s Discovery Museum 25 years ago will be honored in a two-part anniversary celebration this week at Normal. The museum, which opened in 1994 in the former College Hills Mall, is now…

How does the air work? Larger Discovery Museum uncovers the wonder of science

The role of the museum is to show children that science is part of the world around them and to encourage them to learn more about it, said Neil Gordon, chief executive of the organization. “We don’t want to say…

The entrance to the Children’s Discovery Museum gets a makeover

The void is out and daring is definitely there at the Children’s Discovery Museum in downtown San Jose, as the stucco entryway is artistically reinvented to match the creativity at hand. interior of the beloved “Purple Museum”. It’s certainly hard…

Science experiment burns children at Reno Discovery Museum – The Mercury News

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A routine experiment designed to help children understand tornadoes erupted in a chemical flash, injuring 13 people, including children who suffered acid burns to their hands, arms and the face. Emergency crews responded to a report…