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[UNESCO Expert Meeting] Protection & Promotion of Museums & Collections

[UNESCO Expert Meeting] Protection & Promotion of Museums & Collections

UNESCO Expert Meeting: Protection & Promotion of  Museums & Collections  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 – 14 July 2012 The Director-General of UNESCO, in consultation with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM), is convening an international experts meeting on the protection and promotion of museums and collections, which […]


As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Huge Loss Looms

Photo by Kirsten Luce for The New York Times By Roberta Smith from The New York Times Please. Someone, everyone, do something to save the American Folk Art Museum from dissolution and dispersal. Or at least slow down the process, so that all options can be thoroughly considered. New York’s contemporary artists, and New York […]


Stolen Rubens Recovered By Greek Police

From the Huffington Post Greek police recovered a 17th century painting by Flemish master Pieter Paul Rubens stolen from a museum in Belgium a decade ago, authorities said Thursday.Two people, both Greeks, were arrested in the operation, he said. Neither the police nor the Culture Ministry would give further information on the raid, the painting […]


The 9/11 Memorial: Connecting With Lost Loved Ones, if Only by the Tips of Fingers

Pool photo by Timothy A. Clary By Anemona Hartocollis from The New York Times They clutched slips of paper bearing letters and numbers, trying to navigate a strange new map created by computer algorithm that was designed to place people next to other people whom, in life, they had cared about. The visitors looked hopeful, […]


The Last Column Hal Foster on the 9/11 Museum

By Hal Foster from The London Review of Books There is a hangar at JFK Airport – Hangar 17 – where, until recently, about 1200 pieces of steel and other objects from the World Trade Center site were warehoused. In the frenetic days after the attacks, these remains were selected as tokens of 9/11, so […]


Climate Change Museum in Bremerhaven, Germany

Everyone talks about the weather. But what factors determine the climate? The Klimahaus® Bremerhaven 8° Ost gives answers that are both scientifically supported and fascinating. Join us on the great journey into the world of the climate in this new and unique world of knowledge and adventure. To View the Gallery…. Read full article at […]


Backlog in Baghdad: Staff struggle to finish Iraq museum inventory, at current rate project could take a century

By Martin Bailey from The Art Newspaper The staff of Iraq’s National Museum are struggling to create an inventory of its war-torn collection, so far documenting 20,000 antiquities, less than 10% of its approximately 240,000-strong holdings. These figures have been revealed by Lamia al-Gailani Werr, a London-based scholar who used to work at the museum […]


Museum of Liverpool – Review

By Rowan Moore from, The Observer It’s part of a world heritage site, but the showy Museum of Liverpool fails to complement the city’s proud past.  How can this have happened? How could so many positive words – “regeneration”, “vision”, “culture” – plus so much public and private funding, plus so much scrutiny by […]


Interactive Museum of the History of Lugo by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Photograph by Roland Halbe and Fernando Alda From Dezeen Magazine Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos have completed an underground museum in Spain with weathered steel towers and cylinders that emerge above a grass lawn. The Interactive Museum of the History of Lugo exhibits objects, images and films that illustrate the historic Roman city and province. Visitors enter […]


British Museum to Stage Exhibition Dedicated to Hajj Pilgrimage

Photo from Getideaka By Riazat Butt from the The British Museum is to stage a major exhibition dedicated to the hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam will bring together historic and contemporary objects – including manuscripts, textiles, archaeological items and photography – to explore the experience and […]