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  • U.S. civil rights museum gives Freedom Award to Michelle Obama, campaign group

    09/02/2021 6:55:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-2-21 | Reuters staff
    Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and The Poor People’s Campaign will receive the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee, the museum said. The awards, which recognise “significant contributions to civil and human rights”, will be presented in a virtual ceremony on Oct. 14 to Obama and campaign leaders Reverend William Barber and Reverend Liz Theoharis, the museum said on Wednesday. Obama, a lawyer and a writer, became the first Black first lady when her husband Barack Obama took office in 2009. She will also be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in October....
  • Manistee museum's showcases include playable '80s arcade games for Forest Fest

    07/10/2021 10:39:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Manistee Museum ^ | 6/21/21 | Brian Ashcraft
    Around 70 arcade experiences will be available for visitors to enjoyWhile it might seem that some of Japan’s best arcades are already like museums, here is an officially branded one. Called The Game Center Museum, it opened this month in Nagoya. According to FNN, the museum has around 70 amusement machines as part of its exhibition. This isn’t a hands off museum, and all the machines can be played after shelling out for the entrance fee. Games available to play include iconic retro titles such as Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Xevious, as well as music games from the Beatmania and...
  • Arcade Game Museum Opening In Japan For A Limited Time Only

    07/10/2021 9:04:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Kota ^ | 6/21/21 | Brian Ashcraft
    Around 70 arcade experiences will be available for visitors to enjoyWhile it might seem that some of Japan’s best arcades are already like museums, here is an officially branded one. Called The Game Center Museum, it opened this month in Nagoya. According to FNN, the museum has around 70 amusement machines as part of its exhibition. This isn’t a hands off museum, and all the machines can be played after shelling out for the entrance fee. Games available to play include iconic retro titles such as Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Xevious, as well as music games from the Beatmania and...
  • Cameroon's Museum of War Keeps Ancient Stories Alive

    03/29/2021 1:06:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Africa News ^ | 23/03/21 | Joel Honoré Kouam
    Goulfey, a town located about fifty kilometers from Kousseri in the northern region of Cameroon, is experiencing a new captivating look. Most tourists who arrive here are fascinated by the design of this small sultanate situated at the edge of the Logone River and close to Ndjamena, the Chadian capital. Goulfey, is a clay dwelling built centuries ago. It was converted to a museum and also acts as a cultural centre where young people come to learn about the rich culture of the Kotokos. "First and foremost. this museum serves the history of the Kotoko principality. So this mass of...
  • Pa. museums, historical sites to reopen April 30

    03/24/2021 8:27:05 AM PDT · by lightman · 19 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 24 March A.D., 2021 | Chris Mautne
    23 Pennsylvania-run museums and historical sites, including the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Landis Valley Village in Lancaster and the Ephrata Cloister, will all reopen on April 30, albeit with reduced hours and at a limited capacity. According to a press release from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, operating schedules will likely vary by site. Updates will be provided via social media and the department’s website. Face masks must be worn by visitors when at any of these sites and social distancing is required. Visitors will also be expected to wash or sanitize their hands before upon entrance....
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Catholic Cathedral: “A Sort of World”

    03/22/2021 5:41:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 22, 2021 | Robert Royal
    [Catholic Caucus] A Catholic Cathedral: “A Sort of World”Unless there’s a last-minute change of orders in the hours between this being written and the opening of St. Peter’s Basilica Monday morning, the Church in Rome will have taken another, bizarre, almost inexplicable step in an age that can little afford the West’s central spiritual institution to go even more wobbly.I refer, of course, to the strange decision to prohibit Masses being said in St. Peter’s on side altars, often on the spur of the moment, in various languages; and to restrict everyone attending Mass in the Basilica to the few...
  • Black Republicans urge National Museum of African American History to bolster Clarence Thomas exhibit

    02/06/2021 9:12:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/04/21 | Jake Dima
    A group of black Republican lawmakers and political figures sent a letter to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture calling for a more noteworthy tribute to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The letter, which was penned by newly elected Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, was signed by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah, Dr. Alveda King, and Kay Coles James, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, among others. "Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is a notable figure in Black history and American history as one...
  • US senator Mike Lee blocks Smithsonian diversity museums, saying that they are 'weaponized': "The last thing we need is to further divide an already-divided nation."

    12/13/2020 12:29:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 12/13/2020 | James Anthony
    "The last thing we need is to further divide an already-divided nation." said Senator Mike Lee of Utah upon blocking the creation of two new Smithsonian museums. The museums in question would be one dedicated to women and another dedicated only to Latinos, and enjoyed broad bipartisan support. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Senate was attempting to pass them by a political mechanism known as the "voice vote", but Senator Lee dissented, and the vote needed to be unanimous to pass in that way. There are still ways of passing the bill within the Senate, but most of...
  • Arkansas panel scales back activity at Clinton House Museum

    09/23/2020 3:49:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 9/22/20
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Advertising and Promotion Commission has pulled back from operations at the former home-turned-museum of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Fayetteville with plans to let the lease expire. Commissioners voted 6-0 Monday to scale back programming at the Clinton House Museum. Starting Jan. 1, the commission will pay only rent and maintenance expenses until the lease expires with the University of Arkansas on Dec. 31, 2021, according to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “Putting together a winding-down plan is not pleasant, it’s not how we thought we would’ve ended the year,” said Molly Rawn, chief executive officer...
  • Hillary's Media Hidden Communist and Criminal Friends "-VANITY"

    11/07/2016 9:12:22 PM PST · by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper · 16 replies
    Even at this late date in the presidential race, a few things stand out to those who have followed Hillary Clinton's career as a Marxist sympathizer and greedy politician/foreign policy Conan "The Destroyer" type. It is the refusal of the mainstream media and even some of the conservative media, to really dig into her past and even open actions to see things that would greatly disturb an honest, educated person, namely her accepting large amounts of money from Organized Crime and her relationship with a woman who gave all appearances of being a Cuban propaganda asset at the least, and...
  • Susan B. Anthony museum rejects Trump pardon, says how he can really honor her

    08/20/2020 6:02:16 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    aol ^ | LEE MORAN Aug 20th 2020 | LEE MORAN Aug 20th 2020
    The museum dedicated to the memory of Susan B. Anthony has, on her behalf, declined President Donald Trump’s pardon of the late women’s suffrage leader. The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York, explained in a lengthy Twitter thread Tuesday why it objected to Trump’s pardon for Anthony, who was arrested and charged in 1872 for voting illegally. It also suggested some other ways that Anthony could be honored. Trump announced the pardon Tuesday on the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Critics accused Trump of performing...
  • Kids Playing at Museum Break World’s Largest Glass-Blown Sculpture

    07/19/2020 6:59:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 0//17/200
    Spanish glassblower Miguel Arribas spent around 500 hours making the world’s largest glass-blown sculpture, a whimsical castle fashioned after Cinderella’s castle, but it took a couple of children just a fraction of a second to ruin it. Presented as a gift to the museum in 2016 to mark its fifth anniversary, Miguel Arribas’ record-setting masterpiece was created using around 500,000 glass loops, weighed 60 kilograms and featured spires made with 24-karat gold. It was made up of approximately 30,000 individual parts and weighed over 60 kilograms. Photo: CGTN/CFP According to sources from the museum, the unfortunate accident occurred on May...
  • Abolishing Museums Springs From Progressive Education

    07/05/2020 8:32:14 AM PDT · by euram · 15 replies
    INTELLECTUAL TAKEOUT ^ | July 2 2020 | Anders Koskinen
    “It’s critical that we move past identity politics,” Decolonize This Place organizer Marz Saffore told CNN, “It’s not enough to hire an Indigenous curator. It’s not enough to have one Black person on your board. Museums as we know them have to be abolished. I don’t want my voice to be added to museums that are often trophy cases for Imperialism.” So we abolish these trophy cases of Imperialism. Where does that leave our nation’s children? I know where it would have left me. As an example, Madison West High School taught me little to nothing about the Inuit peoples...
  • All 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments at Museum of the Bible are forgeries

    03/14/2020 4:34:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/14/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    The 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments housed at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., considered its most prized possessions, are modern forgeries, independent researchers have found. “The Museum of the Bible is trying to be as transparent as possible,” the museum’s CEO Harry Hargrave said, according to National Geographic. “We’re victims —we’re victims of misrepresentation, we’re victims of fraud.” The Advisory Team of Art Fraud Insights, whose services were hired by the museum for a thorough physical and chemical investigation of all 16 pieces, unanimously concluded that none of the textual fragments housed in the museum are authentic....
  • Museum Director on Super Tuesday: 'I Hope Every Single One ... That Votes Republican Dies Today'

    03/06/2020 2:24:06 PM PST · by rktman · 114 replies ^ | 3/5/2020 | Tyler O'Neil
    As Texans headed to the polls on Super Tuesday, a museum director posted a message on Facebook expressing the hope that every person voting Republican would die that day. This threat comes amid a spate of politically-motivated violence, including a truck driver attempting to run down Republicans registering voters, a man sucker-punching a boy at a voting booth, and a man threatening Trump supporters with a cane sword. "I hope every single one of you pieces of sh*t that votes republican, dies today," Melonnie Hicks, director of the Pioneer City Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, posted on Facebook.
  • Ark Encounter, Creation Museum chosen as America’s top religious museums

    02/29/2020 8:23:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/29/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    The $100 million Ark Encounter biblical theme park with a life-sized Noah's Ark replica, and its sister institution, the Creation Museum, have finished No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in USA Today's 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020.The Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum received the most readers’ votes from a list of the top religious museums in the nation as selected by a panel of top travel experts.“Both attractions have made Northern Kentucky the leading faith-based destination in America,” the two winners said in a statement Friday.“We are so grateful to USA Today for considering our internationally recognized...
  • The Poet and the Lady: Andrei Voznesensky and Jacqueline Kennedy

    01/24/2020 2:42:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 2020 | Andrei Muchnik
    “The Poet and the Lady” is an exhibition devoted to the unlikely friendship between the Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky and American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The exhibition is at the Voznesensky Center, a relatively new addition to the Moscow museum scene, which has the mission of not just telling the story of Andrei Voznesensky, but the entire “Thaw” era in the 1960s. The Voznesensky Center also promotes contemporary culture and art and highlights its connection to Voznesensky’s generation. “The Poet and the Lady” is displayed in several halls, each devoted to certain aspects of the Voznesensky-Kennedy relationship. The first hall,...
  • Russian Museum Cafe Stops Selling Stalin Chocolate After Outcry

    12/16/2019 9:50:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Dec 2019
    A cafe in a museum in Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, has stopped selling chocolate bars with the portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on its cover after a public outcry. The museum's administration told RFE/RL on December 16 that it pulled the chocolates from the cafe's shelves after it learned they were on sale in its cafe via the Internet. According to the museum’s press service, the administration of the museum was unaware that the cafe's owner had bought such chocolate bars. A day earlier, a Facebook user named Vadim Fialko placed a photo of the bar with...
  • New park to be built on top of highway tunnels near Golden Gate Bridge

    11/17/2019 7:44:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 6, 2019 | Paul Rogers, Bay Area News Group
    In the latest step toward the rebirth of San Francisco’s Presidio from an aging former Army base to a bright light of America’s national park system, crews are set to break ground Thursday on a project to build a new 14-acre public park on top of two freeway tunnels near the Golden Gate Bridge. When finished in 2021, the unusual project, called Tunnel Tops, will link Crissy Field, on San Francisco’s waterfront, to the Presidio’s Main Post, parade grounds and visitor’s center. That connection was severed more than 80 years ago when the road to and from the Golden Gate...
  • D.C. Museum Putting WTC Antenna In Storage Instead Of Giving It To 9/11 Museum

    10/22/2019 10:44:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 10/22/19 | Andy Mai
    The top section of the antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center which had been on display at a Washington D.C. museum is being put in storage—instead of going to National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan. The 360-foot antenna carried the signal of most of New York City’s television broadcasters and a few radio stations, including WNYC. Since 2008, a section of it has been part of the Newseum's September 11th exhibit, which also includes newspaper headlines and videos. But the Newseum, whose mission was to "increase public understanding of the importance of a free press...