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  • The US Navy's Five Aircraft Carrier Museum Ships

    07/12/2013 7:42:25 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 98 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 12, 2013 | Jeff Head
    US NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUMS (Click map for a high resolution image) Currently (July 2013) there are five US Navy Aircraft Carrier museums. Four are of Essex class carriers commissioned during World War II which underwent the SBC-125 refit in the 1950s to modernize them. All were commissioned in 1943 & served into modern times. The last, the USS Lexington, was decommissioned in 1991 after 48 years service. The other is the USS Midway, namesake of a larger class carrier built at the end of the war. She underwent two major refits, in the 1950s & in 1970 greatly enlarging...
  • ISIS barbarians destroy 2,000-year-old 'Gate of God' close to their Iraqi stronghold

    04/17/2016 6:22:45 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 24 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 4/17/16 | JEREMY ARMSTRONG
    ISIS barbarians have destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate close to their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. The breathtaking structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh. The destruction of the ancient structure, also called the Mashki Gate, has been confirmed by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, and the Antiquities Department in Baghdad has not denied the demolition. The terrorists demolished the ancient gate using military equipment, according to activists in Mosul. ISIS thugs have destroyed many of Iraqi historic sites and monuments, including the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged...
  • Building the biggest dinosaur that ever lived: Titanosaur skeleton is so large its head pokes [tr]

    01/15/2016 6:39:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ryan O'Hare
    It was the biggest dinosaur that ever lived, so when museum experts tried to reconstruct a life-sized skeleton of the recently discovered titanosaur it presented something of a challenge. The American Museum of Natural History in New York needed to use some careful spatial planning when it built a replica of the enormous creature for a new exhibition. At 20 ft (6 m) tall and 122 ft (37 m) long, the recently discovered dinosaur's skeleton is so big it does not fit in the museum’s warehouse-sized exhibition room.
  • New York's Egyptian artefacts triumph over Paris's Mona Lisa as TripAdvisor reviewers name the [tr]

    09/22/2015 8:43:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2015 | Chris Kitching
    A massive art museum that is home to an Egyptian stone temple, King Henry VIII’s field armour and a fascinating medieval sculpture hall has been named the best museum in the world by tourists. New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art – the largest art museum in the US – edged top attractions in Paris and London for top spot in TripAdvisor’s travellers’ choice awards. Home to some of the greatest artefacts, sculptures or paintings, these are the 10 most popular museums in the world based on TripAdvisor reviews from the last year.
  • McConnell: Highway vote 'first step on much longer road'

    07/23/2015 9:03:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-23-2015 | KEITH LAING
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said a vote to begin debate on a massive highway bill he is pitching is "an important first step" toward solving a transportation funding shortfall that has bedeviled Congress for a decade.  "There are lot of tired cliches about not giving up after an initial set back," McConnell said, referencing a failed test vote on Tuesday that placed the Senate's ability to pass a long-term highway bill in doubt.  "I won't subject our colleagues to any of those this morning, but I will say that last night's vote represents an important first step toward...
  • Guggenheim accused of racism after high school kids are booted

    05/10/2015 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/2015
    t’s a Guggen-crime. The Upper East Side museum banned a Brooklyn high school for life after its students were deemed too rowdy on a recent visit — a move that some call discipline and others discrimination. A group of about 80 kids from Downtown Brooklyn’s Science Skills Center HS were kicked out after just 20 minutes after a student allegedly spat off the museum’s swirling rotunda lobby and another threw a penny off its winding walkway. The coin was rumored to have hit a security guard. It was only a handful of troublemakers, but the whole group of ninth- and...
  • Michelle Obama: Museums Don’t Make Young Minorities Feel Welcome

    05/07/2015 6:39:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 109 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Are art museums welcoming enough to minorities? While it’s probably a question that never occurred to you since, if you are so inclined, you simply pay the admission and enter, it it apparently a pressing issue to some people. One of those people to whom this though has occurred is first lady Michelle Obama. At the opening of the new $420 million Whitney Museum in New York City, the first lady spoke of a “feeling of not belonging” in museums when she was a growing up on the south side of Chicago.
  • FLOTUS plays race card: Museums are for white people

    05/05/2015 12:58:58 PM PDT · by blueyon · 168 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 5/05/15 | Nicole Haas
    First lady Michelle Obama used a speech Monday that was supposed to be celebrating the opening of a new museum to instead dig deeper the racial divide that’s been growing ever wider during her husband’s presidency. “Museums and concert halls,” she said, just don’t welcome non-white visitors – especially children – the way they welcome whites. Speaking at the new Whitney museum in New York City’s meat packing district last week, Obama said she grew up thinking that museums were not places “for someone who looks like me.”
  • Reports: Rouhani Home with US 'Gift' of Silver Griffin

    09/28/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/28/13 | afp
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday brought home a 2,700-year-old Persian artifact the US administration gave him as "a special gift" to Iranians, media reports said. "The Americans contacted us on Thursday and said 'we have a gift for you'," Rouhani told reporters upon arrival at the airport in Tehran, the ILNA news agency reported. "They gave it back as a special gift to the Iranian nation." Rouhani was speaking of a 7th century BC silver Persian drinking cup in the shape of a winged Griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion....
  • Maldives: Islamists Storm National Museum, Destroy Entire Collection of 12th Century Buddhist

    02/12/2012 11:30:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/12/12 | zip
    (AFP) — At the Maldives’ National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination. On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artifacts from the nation’s pre-Islamic era. “They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past,” a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety. “We...
  • Newseum announces Ferguson exhibit

    12/05/2014 9:58:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Blog ^ | December 3, 2014 | David Montgomery
    The Newseum is becoming a breaking news-eum this month as it prepares to exhibit artifacts from the protests and news coverage in Ferguson, Mo., while that story continues to unfold. Sharon Shahid, the Newseum’s online managing editor — call her a deadline curator — was on the ground in the simmering St. Louis suburb shortly before the announcement last week that the grand jury would not indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Shahid collected a press pass and two rubber pellet balls from a police stun grenade donated by Stephanie Lecci, a...
  • Olivia Newton-John unveils Madame Tussauds wax figure in Las Vegas

    08/11/2014 5:49:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/14
    Fans of singer Olivia Newton-John who are hopelessly devoted to the singer can now catch her live in Las Vegas -- where her new wax figure is on display. The Grammy Award winner did a double-take in Sin City as she stood next to her freshly unveiled Madame Tussauds wax figure....
  • New in rural Tennessee, a mini-Smithsonian

    11/04/2013 1:29:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    UNION CITY, Tenn. — The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it’s not a villain’s lair or superhero’s headquarters. It’s Discovery Park of America, a new museum, education center and tourist attraction that opened last Friday in Union City, Tenn...
  • From parades to concerts: how St. Louis' museums count attendance

    06/10/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    Stltoday.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | David Hunn
    ST. LOUIS • One summer day several years ago, the St. Louis Science Center sent a dozen staffers to ride the museum’s two-wheeled Segways in the city’s Fourth of July parade downtown. They waved at the crowd. They handed out fliers. Later, back at the museum, officials estimated 20,000 people saw them in the parade. Then they added the figure to their attendance. It boosted the museum’s visitor tally that day to more than 24,000 from about 4,000. The region’s five tax-supported cultural institutions all count attendance differently. The Missouri History Museum includes the thousands that flock to its summertime...
  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...
  • Family: 400-Year-Old Painting Stolen By Nazis

    09/10/2011 3:28:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WFTV ^ | September 9, 2011
    A 400-year-old painting of Christ is at the center of an investigation. The painting is at a museum in Tallahassee, but it's believed to have been stolen from its original owners by Nazi soldiers. The grandchildren of a Jewish man claim the painting was stolen from their grandfather in the 1930s, and now they want it back. The CEO of the museum got a call from the U.S. district attorney about the artwork. “She had information that indicated that it had been alleged that there was a family who claimed to have prior ownership of the painting and it had...
  • Decision for where retired Space Shuttles go TODAY: Where do YOU think?

    04/12/2011 10:09:43 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 80 replies
    Me | 4/12/11 | Hoagy 62
    Today, NASA Director Charles Bolden will head up a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle's 1st launch. He will also announce where the 4 remaining shuttles will go. As I understand it, Discovery is already spoken for although I can't remember where it's going. The other 3 shuttle, Atlantis, Endeavour, and the test vehicle Enterprise will go to three lucky museums. The announcement will be carried on NASA TV, as well as on TV stations of cities all over the US who are vying for a Shuttle. Although NASA is headed in a direction it has no...
  • Google Art Project (very cool)

    02/02/2011 8:11:35 AM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces. What is the ‘Art Project’? A unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. •Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore. •Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution...
  • Plum Benefit to Cultural Post: Tax-Free Housing

    08/11/2010 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Leisler · 9 replies
    New York Pravda Times ^ | August 9, 2010 | KEVIN FLYNN and STEPHANIE STROM
    In addition to her $877,000 compensation package, Ellen V. Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History, lives rent free in a $5 million East Side apartment that the museum bought when she came aboard. he Metropolitan Museum of Art houses its director, Thomas P. Campbell, in a $4 million co-op that it owns across Fifth Avenue from the museum. The director of the Museum of Modern Art, Glenn D. Lowry, may have the best deal of all. In addition to the $2 million in salary and benefits he earned last year, he lives in a $6 million condo...
  • Race is on for museums to host retired space shuttles

    05/27/2010 10:55:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 471+ views
    AFP via Space Travel ^ | 5/26/2010 | AFP via Space Travel
    US museums are wasting no time in jostling to showcase the three retiring space shuttles after Atlantis touched down on Earth this week, capping the last scheduled mission of its 25-year career. "No doubt the competition is fierce," said Bill Moore, chief operating officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. His institution is among some 21 others competing to preserve and exhibit the Atlantis, Discovery or Endeavour space shuttles. The trio is being retired after President Barack Obama opted not to fund a successor program, deciding instead to encourage private spacecraft development. NASA has announced it would...