Museums

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Posted by sonny 03/17/2009 @ 01:07

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Hollywood lands in DC for 'Museum' premiere - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abraham Lincoln rises from his chair at his memorial to keep the peace among warring characters from history who came to life in the premiere of the film, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." It was the first Hollywood...
Michelle Obama to visit Metropolitan Museum of Art (yawn) - Los Angeles Times
The White House announced the other day that First Lady Michelle Obama would attend Monday's ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly refurbished galleries for American art at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Why? The arts community has expressed...
'Museum' has curators keep close eye on exhibits - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By William Loeffler, TRIBUNE-REVIEW In the 2006 comedy "Night at the Museum," Ben Stiller played a security guard trapped in New York City's American Museum of Natural History, where an ancient curse -- also known as computer-generated imagery...
Night at the museum - RT
One of the most highly anticipated and popular events in the Moscow art calendar is held on the night of May 16 – May 17, when the city's museums are open to the late hours and are free of charge. The annual event is held all across Europe and draws...
Museum and Gallery Listings - New York Times
Museums and galleries are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of recent art shows: nytimes.comart. AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 'THE TREASURE OF ULYSSES DAVIS,' through Sept. 6. Ulysses Davis (1914-1990) was a Savannah, Ga.,...
Intrepid museum wants space shuttle to land in NYC - Newsday
NEW YORK - The operators of New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum already have a Mercury space capsule, a submarine and a Concorde passenger jet. Now they want a space shuttle. Museum officials say they're going to campaign for one of the three...
Schwarzenegger wants state to hand off its role in LA science center - Los Angeles Times
Admission is free at both museums, although the science center charges for IMAX films and for occasional special touring exhibitions, such as the popular series of "Body Worlds" shows of plastinated human corpses it has hosted....
International Museum Day 2009 opens in Hong Kong - Xinhua
HONG KONG, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong International Museum Day 2009 was opened here on Saturday with more than 100 entertaining educational and extension activities to gain better understanding about the missions and functions of local museums....
Hillary children in museum bequest furore - WA today
NEW Zealand Prime Minister John Key has offered to mediate in a bitter dispute over a bequest Sir Edmund Hillary made to the Auckland Museum. Peter and Sarah Hillary, the children of the man who, with Tenzing Norgay, conquered Everest in 1953,...

List of museums in Delaware

Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum

This list of museums in Delaware contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Museums at the University of Michigan

The Ruthven Exhibit Museums Building on Central Campus, looking towards the northeast

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is home to a number of museums. The majority of them on Central Campus, which include the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). North Campus is home to the Warren Robbins Gallery and Slusser Gallery at the School of Art & Design and the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments at the School of Music.

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens, located on the eastern outskirts of Ann Arbor, is another major collection of the university.

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History began in the mid-19th century and expanded greatly with the donation of 60,000 specimens by Joseph Beal Steere, an UM alumnus, in the 1870s. Today, the collections are primarily housed and displayed in the Ruthven Museums Building which was completed in 1928. The Ruthven Building includes a planetarium and exhibits on geology, paleontology in Michigan, Michigan wildlife, Native American culture and anthropology. The building also houses three research museums: the Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Paleontology, and the Museum of Zoology, whose collection includes over 15 million specimens representing all orders of birds, amphibians and reptiles, mites, and insects, and over 80% of orders of fish and mollusks. The Exhibit Museum also holds the largest display of dinosaur specimens in Michigan, as well as specimens of the state fossil, the mastodon (the only such display in the world containing adult male and female specimens: the Buesching and Owosso mastodons). The UM Herbarium, a research and teaching collection, is also a division of the Exhibit Museum.

Another museum located on Central Campus is the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, which has a collection of Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern artifacts. The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has approximately 18,000 works of art, including European, American, Middle Eastern, Asian, and African, as well as changing exhibits.

Also on Central Campus and housed in the School of Dentistry building is the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry. The collection contains over 10,000 objects pertaining to the history of the dental profession.

The Detroit Observatory is adjacent to the University Hospital complex. Containing two telescopes, it is the first observatory in Michigan and the second in Midwest, and is the second oldest building remaining on campus. The Nichols Arboretum is also adjacent to the University Hospital complex.

The Warren Robbins Gallery and Slusser Gallery are art exhibit galleries housed in the School of Art & Design building on North Campus. The Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, located in the Earl V. Moore Building of the School of Music, houses over 2,500 pieces of historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world.

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Museums in Turkey

Following the proclamation of the Republic, Turkish museums developed considerably, mainly due to the importance Atatürk had attached to the research and exhibition of artifacts of Anatolia. When the Republic of Turkey was proclaimed, there were only the Archaeological Museum of İstanbul called the "Asar-ı Atika Müzesi", the Istanbul Military Museum housed in the St. Irene Church, the Islamic Museum (Evkaf-ı Islamiye Müzesi) in the Suleymaniye Complex in Istanbul and the smaller museums of the Ottoman Empire Museum (Müze-i Humayun) in a few large cities of Anatolia.

The Turkish Archaeological Museum (Türk Asar-ı Atikası), which was established during the first years of the Republic, carried out studies to gather, collate, catalogue and protect archaeological and ethnographical finds. In many provinces of Anatolia, monumental buildings such as ancient churches, mosques and caravanserais were restored and converted into museums. Topkapı Palace, which was converted into a museum with the furniture and works of art on the premises, was opened to the public in 1927. The same year, the Islamic Museum was reorganized as the "Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works of Art" and the Mevlana Dervish Lodge in Konya was also converted into a museum.

The construction of the Ankara Ethnographical Museum, the first building designed as a museum, was completed in 1930. New museums were established in Bursa, Adana, Manisa, İzmir, Kayseri, Antalya, Afyon, Bergama and Edirne. The Hittite Museum, which was established in the Mahmut Pasha Bedesten in Ankara in 1940, was restored and renovated and converted into "Museum of Anatolian Civilizations” in 1968.

Today, there are 99 museum directorates attached to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 92 private museums and 1,204 private collections.

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List of museums in Oregon

Jacksonville Museum and Children's Museum

This list of museums in Oregon encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Lists of Oregon institutions which are not museums are noted in the "See also" section, below.

Below the main list are separate lists for defunct museums, alternate names for some Oregon museums and a list of museums encompassed by the Antique Powerland Museums.

To use this sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order; click again for reverse alphabetical order. The "Type" entries are meant to suggest the main subject or subjects the museum covers, with words immediately after hyphens indicating either the museum's focus within that subject or a related subject. "History - Local", for instance, indicates a museum focuses on local history. A slash mark ("/") indicates a largely unrelated subject also covered by the museum. The Type column describes only the major 1–3 topics covered by the museum. Web links in the Summary section are identified as "Website" for a link to the institution's official website; "Web page" for a link to an offiical Web page (usually when the website covers a larger organization that encompasses the museum), or, if neither are available, "Information" for an unofficial web page. Summary section entries give slightly more detailed descriptions, a sense of the area of study, and unusual features.

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Source : Wikipedia