Cabinet of Curiosities: how Disability was kept in a box. 1807 commemorated - how the abolition of slavery has been commemorated. 1807 Commemorated engages with the ways in which the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade is commemorated in Britain and the public memories which are shaped by it.
This remembrance is highly significant as it structures and informs notions of personal, family, regional and national identity. Norfolk Museums Service - Time and Tide. Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past.
Discover Great Yarmouth's fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Wander through a Victorian 'Row' and see inside a fisherman's home. Museum Preserves And Displays Historic Cave Drawings [Pics] The cave drawings discovered at Lascaux in 1940 enjoyed over 1,000 visitors a day until the doors were shut in 1963, due to the damage caused by carbon dioxide breathed out by tourists.
Lascaux II was opened nearby in 1983, but only replicated parts of the famous Paleolithic art. Now, Lascaux IV will bring an immersive experience of the caves to visitors once again, with a new museum and complete facsimile of the famous cave. Winners of the Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center competition, Casson Mann, Duncan Lewis and Snøhetta have envisioned a museum that is line with the topography of the landscape, with a low profile exterior that almost sinks into the surrounding rock.
The interior will be made up of caverns and tunnels to replicate the Lascaux caves, with chambers dramatically lit by shafts of light from above. Within will be a full replica of the cave drawings, which has never been done before. Exhibition Committee. Video: The City Concealed. Museums at Night 2012 evaluation success. London Transport Museum during Museums at Night, May 2012.© Photo by Maryam Mazraei.
Copyright London Transport Museum 2012 2012 was the most successful year ever for Culture24’s Museums at Night festival. The project evaluation reveals that a total of 416 arts and heritage organisations took part, running a colossal 537 events. These opportunities to do something different in museums and galleries after hours took place in 216 towns and cities across the UK, and ranged from drinks, dinners, craft workshops and torchlight tours to live performances, dance lessons and even sleepovers. Over 120,000 visitors came along to Museums at Night events, including more than 45,000 people who were new to the venue they visited and over 5000 people who had never been to any arts or heritage venue before. The festival is also helping to build sustainable audiences: 94% of visitors said their Museums at Night experience inspired them to visit more museums and galleries in future.
Jonathan Horowitz: Your Land/My Land: Election ’12. The exhibition is being staged simultaneously at seven museums across the United States and provides a space for people to gather, watch coverage of, and talk about the presidential election.
“Your Land/My Land: Election ’12,” 2012. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner The title references the song “This Land is Your Land” written by folk musician Woody Guthrie in 1940, originally addressing the issue of land ownership. At each location, red and blue area rugs divide the exhibition space into opposing zones, reflecting America’s color- coded political and cultural divide. Plantation & Slavery. Monticello was home not only to the Jefferson family, but to workers, black and white, enslaved and free.
Online Exhibitions Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of LibertyAt the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia through October 19, 2014. Visit the companion website » Landscape of Slavery: Mulberry Row at MonticelloNow open at Monticello. Visit the companion website » A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum - Science Museum Arts Project. Superflex - A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum 2010 - presentParticipatory art event Location: Ground floor of the Science Museum Constantly beetling away with new discoveries and inventions, we humans are a curious breed... or that's how we might appear to the group of cockroaches recently spotted exploring the Science Museum's galleries.
Find out what it's like to be one of the planet's true survivors. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Exhibition What is a label?
Labels define a person, place, or thing, providing explanation and clarity. But labels may also confine our understanding of the world. Museums are filled with labels that typically offer a single lens through which to understand what you are seeing and experiencing. Can a common museum label—so often the omniscient voice that provides factual evidence that identifies artifacts and objects in a museum's collection—sensually engage us, inspire revolution and reform, or provide pleasure and comfort? Terri Kapsalis partnered with pharmacists and forensic experts at UIC to test the pills in Jane Addams’ Travel Medicine Kit. 1. 2. MoMa in NYC declares video games art, plans exhibit to include Pac-Man, the Sims - Boise art.
Come March of 2013, some select video game designers will be adding a new title to their resume—MoMa artist.
Yes, perhaps the most contemporary of contemporary art museums, New York's Museum of Modern Art will unveil an exhibit early next year all about some classic video games like Pac-Man, Sim City, and Tetris.