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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Phil Collins gives vast Alamo collection to Texas

Phil Collins gives vast Alamo collection to Texas | Cultural History | Scoop.it
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — British pop star Phil Collins on Tuesday handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas.

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Scott Liscomb's curator insight, October 28, 2014 9:59 PM

"Look Through My Eyes", says Phil Collins to the State of Texas!

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101 Objects that Made America | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine

101 Objects that Made America   | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine | Cultural History | Scoop.it

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Our Fading Erotic Heritage

Our Fading Erotic Heritage | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Erotic Heritage Museum is closing: [A]pparently due to an unpaid rent dispute with landlord, Déjà Vu strip-club magnate Harry Mohoney who donated the land for museum use back in 2008. Speaking to the Las Vegas Weekly, Mohoney assured visitors that the museum would not be closing its doors for good, saying of his now-former tenants, “They have been asked to vacate the property so that the Erotic Heritage Museum can be given a fresh new look at erotic history and art.”

Museum operations manager Jerry Zientara, however, see things a bit differently, claiming the museum’s collection is under the stewardship of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, the nonprofit organization that opened and has been operating the museum since its inception. “We don’t know when we’ll be loading things out,” he told Las Vegas Weekly earlier this month, “but we do expect to be doing that.” And, true to his word, a call for volunteers to help with removal of exhibits and cleaning of the space came



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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 5, 2014 7:30 PM

If it can't make it in Vegas... Where?


Will the museum return?

Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 5, 2014 7:36 PM

If it can't make it in Vegas... Where?


Will the museum return?

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Ask an Archaeologist: Semitic Museum at Harvard with Joe Greene

Ask an Archaeologist: Semitic Museum at Harvard with Joe Greene | Cultural History | Scoop.it
For this episode, Ask An Archaeologist journeyed across the Charles River to the Semitic Museum at Harvard to speak to the Deputy Director and Curator, Dr. Joseph Greene. We asked Dr. Greene two viewer submitted questions. How do objects end up in museums? What do you do with artifacts when they’re not on display? Check […]

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Who owns the bones? Should bodies in museum exhibits be returned home?

Who owns the bones? Should bodies in museum exhibits be returned home? | Cultural History | Scoop.it
From Egyptian mummies to Ötzi the Iceman, human remains are a common, if macabre, feature of museum exhibits. A researcher now explores the argument that curators have an ethical obligation to return these bodies to their native communities for burial.
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Margate museum wants your Mods and Rockers memories

Margate museum wants your Mods and Rockers memories | Cultural History | Scoop.it
MARGATE museum is appealing for people to get in touch with their stories of two monumental occasions in the district's history. The centenary of the First World War and Mods and Rockers clashes of...

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Seriously Amazing Objects: Legends

Seriously Amazing Objects: Legends | Cultural History | Scoop.it
There are some Seriously Amazing Objects in the Smithsonian. Learn more about Abe Lincoln's shawl, Muhammad Ali's boxing robe, and the haunting photos of Titanic survivors taken after their rescue.

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Public Peruvian museums struggle to properly care for artifacts

Public Peruvian museums struggle to properly care for artifacts | Cultural History | Scoop.it
A new report reveals that few museums have inscribed their collections in the National Cultural Heritage Registry— and some museums don’t even know how many artifacts they have.

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Little Known Black History Fact: First Arrivals of the Smithsonian National African-American History Museum

Little Known Black History Fact: First Arrivals of the Smithsonian National African-American History Museum | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The historic Smithsonian National African-American History Museum has received its first arrivals that will be on display for all to see at its grand opening…
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The first items in are those too large to be put in once the building is finished.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:22 PM

The first items in are those too large to be put in after the building is finished.

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British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years

British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Panels from a seaside mansion at Herculaneum, which like Pompeii was overwhelmed by Vesuvius in AD79, go on display
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No room for archaeology archive in 27% of museums

No room for archaeology archive in 27% of museums | Cultural History | Scoop.it

A survey by the Society of Museum Archaeologists (SMA) has exposed a lack of storage space and curatorial expertise in English museums dealing with archaeological archives.

The survey of 134 museums found that 36 could not accept archaeological archives because of lack of space.

It also revealed that museums in 47 local authorities were no longer collecting, while 70% of museums had no specialist archaeology curator.

SMA chairwoman Gail Boyle said: “Many of the museums that responded are local authority museums that have no statutory funding, so they are often targeted [for cuts]. It has become prevalent over time and is getting worse.

“Archaeological field units are having to store their work, as there is nowhere for them to deposit it.


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Laura Brown's comment, March 2, 2013 5:26 PM
Sad, but not a surprise. I've watched 'Museum Secrets' and see them pull stuff out of storage bins and talk about things found, again.
diana buja's curator insight, March 3, 2013 3:32 AM

Without the archives, what value are the 'finds' to which they are linked?  Very sad.

Ancient World Apps's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:33 AM

More depressing news :(

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