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An Immaculate Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper Digitized by Google: View It in High Resolution Online

Romantic poets told us that great art is eternal and transcendent. They also told us everything made by human hands is bound to end in ruin and decay. Both themes were inspired by the rediscovery and renewed fascination for the arts of antiquity in Europe and Egypt. It was a time of renewed appreciation for monumental works of art, which happened to coincide with a period when they came under considerable threat from looters, vandals, and invading armies. One work of art that appeared on the it...
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Not That It Matters Much At The Moment, But Here Is The List Of 2019’s Most Popular Museums

And shows, where a Dreamworks show took honors. Repeating this year as most-trafficked museum is the Louvre in Paris, which welcomed 9.6 million visitors, easily beating No. 2, the National Museum in Beijing. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Beijing, Paris, Dreamworks, Audience, Louvre, Visual, National Museum, 03.31.20

Experts Say Van Gogh Self-Portrait Is Genuine, Painted During Asylum Stay

(AMSTERDAM) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown. Van Gogh Museum researcher Louis van Tilborgh dispelled the doubts Monday, saying the oil-on-canvas painting of the anguished-looking painter was completed in the late summer of 1889 while Van Gogh was at the Saint-Remy asylum in southern France. Questions about...
Tags: News, France, Uncategorized, Amsterdam, Norway, Fine Art, Van Gogh, Oslo, Edvard Munch, National Museum, Vincent Van Gogh, Protestant, Remy, Van Gogh Museum, Louis van Tilborgh, van Tilborgh

What to do in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Wedged in the foothills of Mongolia’s sacred mountains, Ulaanbaatar might just be the biggest city you’ve never heard of. The economic, cultural, and political center of the country is home to 1.5 million citizens, about half of Mongolia’s total population. Geographically limited by the rugged landscape, UB (as the locals call it) continues to define itself as it literally grows up into a contemporary capital city. A modern skyline is rimmed by traditional ger (yurt) districts, and congested ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, China, Beijing, Moscow, North America, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, All, State, China Russia, National Museum, UB, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, Gandan Monastery, Sukhbaatar

Cheapest cities in the world

Perhaps you’ve been reading all these year-end “Where to go in 2020” stories and thinking to yourself, “Well, that sure must be nice for people who have money to do stuff like travel.” But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Keeping your eyes on cheap flights can get you out of the country for less than the cost of a trip home for Thanksgiving. And a lot of cities around the world won’t cost more than $75 a day once you get there. Starling Bank took a look at the average costs of food, ent...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, San Francisco, West, Kuala Lumpur, Argentina, Delhi, Lima, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Palermo, Warsaw, Cheapest Cities, Cairo, All, Cairo Egypt

Beowulf Antedated.

Last year Karen Schousboe had a very lively review at Medieval Histories of what sounds like a controversial book, Beowulfkvädet. Den nordiska bakgrunden [The lay of Beowulf: The Nordic background], by Bo Gräslund. It begins: In the 1980s a scandal broke out in Toronto. No longer a venerated poem of the Dark Ages, Beowulf was dated to the turn of the millennium and characterised as a very late Anglo-Saxon pastiche. Although metrical, linguistic, and palaeographic evidence was brought forward to...
Tags: Sweden, Uncategorized, Toronto, Linguistics, Beowulf, Stockholm, National Museum, Uppsala, Gotland, Kristeva, Karen Schousboe, Derrida Baudelaire, Bo Gräslund, University in Uppsala Apart, Gräslund

The Amelia Earhart Mystery Stays Down in the Deep

For two weeks in August, a multimillion-dollar search from air, land and sea sought to solve the 80-year mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance.Robert Ballard, the ocean explorer famous for locating the wreck of the Titanic, led a team that discovered two hats in the depths. It found debris from an old shipwreck. It even spotted a soda can. What it did not find was a single piece of the Lockheed Electra airplane flown in 1937 by Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, which vanished during their ...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Amelia Earhart, New York Times, Kansas, State Department, South Pacific, National Geographic Channel, Norwich City, Fiji, Loch Ness, Campbell, National Museum, Ballard, HONOLULU Hawaii, University of Tennessee

'Dippy' the dinosaur to go on display at National Museum in Cardiff

The 70ft (21m) diplodocus will be on display in the National Museum in Cardiff from 19 October.
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The Sacred Valley of Peru

“The reasons the Incas called this the ‘Sacred Valley’ are all around you. Discover them in each of our explorations.” So read the welcome note left on a desk in our hotel room. It rang true: The mountains and fields and Incan terraces surrounding the hotel amounted to quite an awe-inspiring scene. I’m not sure I was even aware of the Sacred Valley of Peru prior to this trip. I knew about Machu Picchu, and I suppose if you had mentioned the Incan empire, I would have had vague awareness of the ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mountains, California, Sales, Earth, Yale, Peru, John, Lima, Indiana Jones, Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Andes, Valley

“T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America” at the National Museum of the American Indian

Bold, political, multidimensional and wildly important works by the visionary artist After fostering his talents at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, T.C. Cannon entered the art scene with a vision to subvert traditional perceptions and dismantle stereotypes surrounding native art. He did so by combining historic, traditional motifs and images with his own distinct, contemporary style. Though his life was …
Tags: Art, Design, America, Painting, Culture, Artists, Smithsonian, Native American, Paintings, National Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Native Art, T.C. Cannon

Protesters Have Banana Eat-In At Poland’s National Museum After Culture Ministry Pulls Video Of Woman Eating Banana

“The 1973 video Consumer Art, by prominent artist Natalia LL, showing a young woman eating a banana with great pleasure, was removed from the National Museum in Warsaw last week after the new museum head, Jerzy Miziolek, was summoned to the Ministry of Culture.” And once word got around, scornful protesters did what we’d expect them to do. – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Poland, Warsaw, Visual, National Museum, Ministry of Culture, Natalia, 04.29.19, Jerzy Miziolek

Poles Are Posting Photos of Themselves Eating Bananas to Protest Government Censorship

The 1973 video 'Consumer Art' was removed from the National Museum in Warsaw
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Ban on banana-eating artwork draws ridicule in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest against the removal from a top national gallery of an art work featuring the fruit that the conservative authorities say is obscene. The new head of the National Museum in Warsaw argues that the 1973 video by […]
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They’ve Found The Cause Of The Fire That Destroyed Brazil’s National Museum

The culprit was one of three air conditioning units on the ground floor of the two-century-old building. The machines weren’t installed according to manufacturer’s recommendations for grounding and separate circuit breakers, and all three were receiving a more powerful electrical current than they were designed for. – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Brazil, Visual, National Museum, 04.09.19

What are the Celtic nations

Celtic tribes once occupied much of mainland Europe, stretching as far east as modern-day Turkey. Over time, invaders forced the Celts west, and today, there are only six Celtic nations in the world clustered around western Europe, specifically parts of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Ireland, and Brittany in France. Some argue that Galicia in northwestern Spain is the seventh Celtic nation as its Celtic heritage is evident to this day, but the six official nations are determined by the ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Bbc, Unesco, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Galicia, United Kingdom, Celtic

REDress exhibit highlights epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women

Haunting outdoor art installation by Canadian artist Jaime Black is on display at Washington DC museumThirty-five red dresses hung on winter-bare trees that lined the Riverwalk along the National Museum of the American Indian. A woman pushing a stroller stopped to watch the garments twist in the wind, staring at the smallest dress in the collection, which would fit a little girl.The REDress Project is a haunting outdoor art installation in Washington DC by Canadian artist Jaime Black meant to re...
Tags: Women, World news, Domestic Violence, Washington Dc, Indigenous Peoples, Sexual Harassment, National Museum, Jaime Black, Sexual Violence

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuild the collection at the National Museum after it was looted in 2003, has died. Lamia al-Gailani was a devotee of Iraq’s heritage and museums, and one of the first female Iraqi archaeologists to excavate the country’s ancient sites. In the years following the […]
Tags: News, Iraq, Nation, Baghdad, National Museum, Lamia al Gailani

Andy Warhol Foundation to Give $100,000 to Smithsonian, Ending Ban

The Andy Warhol Foundation will give $100,000 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for a traveling Oscar Howe retrospective, ending an eight-year funding ban originally installed after the Smithsonian removed a David Wojnarowicz work from a show in 2010.  “We believe that the ban has had its intended effect of promoting freedom of artistic expression at […]
Tags: Art, News, Smithsonian, Andy Warhol, Art News, Minipost, National Museum, Andy Warhol Foundation, David Wojnarowicz, Oscar Howe

Brazil’s National Museum Embraces New Research Partnerships

A partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and Fulbright Commission will allow researchers from Brazil’s destroyed National Museum to continue their research. “We have lost part of our collection but not our ability to produce knowledge,” the museum’s director, Alexander Kellner, said in a statement. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Brazil, Art News, Minipost, National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Alexander Kellner, National Museum Embraces New Research Partnerships, Fulbright Commission

Inside Brazil’s National Museum on Google Arts & Culture

On September 2nd 2018, a fire struck the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest collections of natural history in the world. An estimated 20 million pieces were lost, including indigenous artifacts, dinosaur remains and the oldest human skeleton ever discovered in the Americas.Starting back in 2016, Google Arts & Culture had begun working with the museum to bring their collection online—so that anyone, anywhere in the world could see and learn about these ancient artifac...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Americas, Egypt, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Arts And Culture, Sao Paulo, National Museum, LUZIA, Mehinaku, Google Arts amp, National Museum of Brazil, Google in Latin America, Americas Starting, Marajoara

Best museums to visit in 2019

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to exercise your brain more and your texting fingers less, visiting a museum might just be the perfect way to accomplish your mission. Whether it’s art pieces on loan or a new space altogether, these museums make for worthy destinations in the new year and beyond. So, switch off Netflix, leave the ‘gram alone, and go check out these incredible museums in 2019. 1. Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Photo: Royal Alberta Museum/Facebook ...
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Finding community this Native American Heritage Month

I’m a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Tututni Band of Indians, as well as a descendent from the Southern Cheyenne and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. I’m proud of my Native American identity and after coming to Google as a Test Engineer in 2010, I joined the Google American Indian Network—an employee group passionate about Native American communities—to meet other Native people at Google. Since then, I’ve been able to connect with other Googlers to celebrate...
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7 D.C. Locations That Celebrate Important Women In History

When you think about visiting Washington, D.C., chances are you think of the walking tour of the National Mall your coworker recommended or the trip to the Air and Space Museum you did with your middle-school class. But the nation's capital is also one of the best places in the country to celebrate women's history. Sprinkled throughout the city, there are museums, galleries, and institutions recognizing everything from the women's suffrage movement to female artists to women in medicine — you j...
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Syria Reopens Its National Museum After It Was Closed 6 Years Amid Civil War

Syria's National Museum reopened on Sunday, more than six years after the institution was shut down amid civil wa
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Syrian museum reopening hailed as 'return to normal life'

Archaeologists and restoration specialists attend reopening of museum in DamascusSyrian officials, foreign archaeologists and restoration specialists have attended the reopening ceremony of Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus, more than six years after it was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital.The occasion was hailed as a return to normal life by Syrian officials, eager to cash in on military victories against armed groups who had only recent...
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Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian officials have reopened the country’s National Museum in Damascus more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital. Syria’s Culture Minister Mohamed al-Ahmad told reporters Sunday that the reopening sends a “genuine message” that Syria’s heritage has […]
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My Ultimate Guide to Sri Lanka: Tips, Costs, Itineraries, and Favorites

Updated: 10/26/2018 | October 26th, 2018 My visit to Sri Lanka — a jewel–shaped country in the Indian Ocean — was an unexpected surprise. I didn’t have a lot of expectations for the trip. But it turned out to be an amazing experience. I loved every bit of Sri Lanka: the verdant landscape, the delicious food; the crumbling, overgrown ruins; the abundant wildlife; and (especially) the welcoming locals who took hospitality to the next level. Traveling Sri Lanka is a relatively easy thing to do. It...
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Most of ‘Luzia,’ a 12,000-Year-Old Fossil, Is Recovered After Brazil Museum Fire

The museum director said that 80 percent of the fossil had been found after a huge fire ripped through the National Museum last month.
Tags: News, Museums, Brazil, Fossils, Paleontology, National Museum, LUZIA, Fires and Firefighters, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil

Oldest Brazilian human fossil Luzia found amid National Museum debris

Museum director Alexander Kellner said the fossil was broken and 80% of its pieces had been recoveredOne of the most prized possessions of Brazil’s National Museum has been found amid debris after a huge fire on 2 September sent the building up in flames. Related: Project to salvage images of collection lost in fire as Brazil mourns museum Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Museums, Brazil, Archaeology, Fossils, National Museum, LUZIA, Alexander Kellner

How we live now: photographs that capture the 21st century

Civilisation, a new photography exhibition and accompanying book, is an ambitious attempt to document the human experience of the modern worldWhat does the 21st century look like? What are the resonant images of a civilisation that aspires to be global? These kinds of questions were the starting point for a project that formed in the mind of William A Ewing, who had been a museum director, curator of international exhibitions and writer about photography for nearly 40 years.Every epoch and gener...
Tags: Art, Photography, Technology, Society, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Montreal, Cindy Sherman, Seoul South Korea, National Museum, Ewing, Edward Burtynsky, BEIJING MELBOURNE, William A Ewing