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Tiananmen-Museum in Hongkong | Journal - YouTube

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Im April öffnete in Hongkong das weltweit einzige Museum zur Erinnung an Chinas Demokratiebewegung 1989. Speziell die junge Generation aus Hongkong und China...
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New mixed-species exhibit opens at Hogle Zoo - ksl.com

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“ksl.com New mixed-species exhibit opens at Hogle Zoo ksl.com SALT LAKE CITY — For 3-year-old twins Ashley and Samantha Luckau, the zebras at Hogle Zoo's new African Savanna exhibit were quite the spectacle.”
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India's very own celebrity wax museum - YouTube

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Follow The Star takes you to India's equivalent of Madame Tussauds wax museum -- Sunil Kandalloor's celebrity wax museum in Lonavala which is a famous touris...
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10 great museums with hidden treasures - USA TODAY

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If your new year's resolution is to add some culture to your life, don't think it has to be boring.
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The Steampunk Museum

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Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

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"The National Museum of African Art is known for its fabulously diverse collections, which cover all aspects of artistic life across the African continent. Visitors to the site can look through areas including Highlights, Artists, and Cultural Groups. This last area is a wonderful place to start, as visitors can look through dozens of cultural groupings to find items that range from cutlery to sculpture. Each item has a detailed thumbnail image, along with information about the time period in which it was created. The Highlights area contains over a dozen themed areas, including African Mosaic, African Textiles, and Contemporary African Art. Finally, the Artists area is perfect for people who already have knowledge of a celebrated African artist and wish to learn more about his or her work, medium, and contributions to these artistic traditions."


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The Canadian Museum of Civilization: the Grand Hall and the First ...

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Canada's national museum of human history is located in Hull, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The location itself is very scenic: the Museum ...
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British Museum explores historic secrets of gay love

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Guide to erotic LGBT objects, supported by actor Simon Russell Beale and artist Maggi Hambling, forms part of Pride festival

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Como Zoo unveils new gorilla exhibit, new gorillas - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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But there's a fresh answer at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: In a new $11 million exhibit.
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A new kind of museum: a new kind of citizen | British Museum blog

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The British Museum, June 2013 Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum. On this day, 260 years ago, the British Museum – as we know it – came into being: on 7 June 1753, the first British Museum Act received royal assent, ...
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Visit the Salvation Army Museum - IanVisits

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Throughout the land is an organisation that marches along our high streets in a quasi-military fashion, singing hymns and raising money for good causes.
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Penguin exhibit at Florida's SeaWorld will get 10 tons of snow daily - Reuters

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Housed in a facility kept at 30 degrees, it is the coldest exhibit ever featured at Florida's major theme parks, which include Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.
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New SC Aquarium exhibit focuses on critter care - WSAV-TV

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The animal care exhibit opening Saturday provides a look into a real veterinary operating room as well as videos, interactive electronic displays and hands-on exhibits.
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Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas | High Museum of Art - YouTube

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The automobile has evolved from curiosity to daily necessity. Its form has advanced from the horseless carriages of the early twentieth century to the sleek,...
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I See London, I See France…

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“A new exhibition reveals the history of lingerie ("Exposed: A History of Lingerie" is now on exhibit at the @museumatFIT: http://t.co/fCea1MTTgL http://t.co/vTPgyUehr7)...”
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David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive | Natural History Museum

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Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum | Atlas Obscura

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The history of sea-faring refuse and disaster is on cramped display in this Netherlands folk museum.
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Photos: Rare Tlingit helmet discovered in Massachusetts museum archives - Alaska Dispatch

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It sat in storage, misidentified as an "Aleutian hat," for more than a century in the Springfield Science museum archives.
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Grand opening for New Zealand's first Cannabis Museum | Scoop News

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The grand opening of New Zealand's first Cannabis Museum will be held at midday on Sunday October 6 in Dunedin.
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New exhibit showcases 101 inventions that changed the world - fox13now.com

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SALT LAKE CITY — A new exhibit at The Leonardo museum features inventions from the wheel and axle all the way up to the light bulb and Velcro, and it's opening this month.
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Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean – in pictures - The Guardian

Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean – in pictures The Guardian "Marseille is one of this year's European Capitals of Culture," says Observer architecture critic Rowan Moore, "and the occasion has been taken to make...
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'Plowing Old Ground' exhibit puts focus on Vermont's organic farming pioneers

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Thursday June 6, 2013 BRATTLEBORO -- Time was when "organic" was a word of the lunatic fringe, and nobody had ever heard of "localvores.

 

 

Time was when "organic" was a word of the lunatic fringe, and nobody had ever heard of "localvores." Time was when there weren't co-ops or CSAs or farmers' markets in our local food system when nobody was even thinking there was such a thing as a "local food system."

Somebody changed that or more specifically, a few somebodies. They were pioneers in a movement, founding fathers of what may someday become our slow food nation, and they came to Vermont in the late 1960s and ‘70s and began farming in a different way organically.

Typical was Howard Prussack, who rode a Greyhound bus from Brooklyn to Bellows Falls in 1971 to help some friends who were homesteading. Ten years later, he became Vermont's first certified organic farmer, and he's still doing it at High Meadows Farm in Putney.

Prussack and the other farmers at the vanguard of Vermont's organic movement are still growing, still leading, still working hard and taking delight in coaxing food from seed. Now some of their energies are focused on cultivating legacy as well as kale and carrots.

It is this interesting point in the lives of these pioneers that a new exhibit opening Friday at The Works as one of the Strolling of the Heifers' four Farm Art shows tries to document. "Plowing Old Ground: Vermont's Organic Farming Pioneers," featuring the words of Susan Harlow and the photographs of John Nopper, captures these farmers as they reflect on where they've been, what they've built and where they're going.

"They're getting older, and they have great stories of the beginning of this industry and culture, and they would be lost if we didn't record them," said Harlow, a long-time agricultural writer and editor, who grew up and still lives on Harlow Farm in Westminster.

Harlow had met Nopper in 1987 while doing a story for Vermont Business Magazine on his farm. Their paths kept crossing, and they became friends.

Nopper built and managed a large-scale sheep operation on his farm in Putney for many years. Recently he sold his stock but still maintains a commercial hay operation. Selling the stock did free up some time for him to pursue his interest in photographer.

When Harlow told Nopper a couple of years ago of her interest in capturing the stories of these pioneer organic farmers, he agreed to add his photographs to her words. The hope is someday to turn the project into a book. For now, "Plowing Old Ground" pairs black-and-white portraits by Nopper with 500-word essays by Harlow of six of Vermont's early organic farmers in different parts of the state, from Putney and Westminster, up to Norwich and on to Hardwick, Plainfield and Westfield.

Taken together the exhibit tells the story of some incredible -- and incredibly important -- people in Vermont's history.

"Vermont was one of the earliest states to embrace organic agriculture. In that historical context, we're important," said Harlow. "We chose these six to give it some shape and because they were there at the beginning. They were the vanguard."

Many came to Vermont during the 1960s, drawn by back-to-the-land movement, communal farms and a sense that there was a better way to do things.

"Farming really was the response to what they saw as a tough set of circumstances," said Nopper.

Some were pretty intentional about farming; others less so. Jake Guest met the people he started a communal farm with while he was in jail after being arrested for taking over the administration building at Dartmouth College.

Paul Harlow's path was different. He grew up on a dairy farm, but gradually became convinced that organic was the way to go.

His sister Susan quotes him as saying: "I was skeptical you could grow things without herbicides and fungicides. About 1977 we started something called the Big-O - a quarter-acres grown organically. Damned if things didn't grow all right. To my surprise, it was doable."

Scattered throughout the state, these early organic farmers built a movement by themselves and created everything they needed from scratch. They read what few books there were on the subject, connected with old-time farmers and the few experts around. They learned about soils, seeds, sun, plants and livestock. They made mistakes and kept plugging. Often the best sources of information were each other.

"It was a very communal group of people. They got together. They shared information with each other," said Harlow.

Not only did that learn to farm a new way, they had to build the infrastructure to support it. They created ways to market and distribute what they produced. They created awareness of what they were doing and why it was good, They created the demand for their products and convinced retailers to carry their products to meet the demand.

"Organic is here, and it wasn't always here. It didn't just happen. It took entrepreneurs. It took thoughtful people," said Nopper. "I want to continue to emphasize the challenge these guys faced."

But they faced them and grew not just vegetables but an industry. They founded co-ops and farmers' markets. They wrote the rules for organic certification. Samuel Kaymen and Bruce Kaufman helped create the Natural Organic Farmers Association, now known as NOFA. Kaymen went on to found Stonyfield Yogurt.

Now their thoughts are turning to matters of legacy. Some are trying to scale back and enjoy life more. Some have been through bouts with cancer or heart trouble and have to slow down. Some are contemplating who will run their farms next. Some are still making plans to grow, change and lead.

"I don't want to give the impression that they're in the old folks home," said Harlow. "They're still at it, but they're looking at their legacy."

"All of these farmers are having a little bit of perspective on their lives," said Nopper.

Through Susan Harlow's words and John Nopper's image, we all can, too.

"Plowing Old Ground" remains on exhibit at The Works on Main Street through June.


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Some of us have been around this movement for a long time, even if only in spirit for some of the time. I am blessed have been able to put that spirit into practice at a time when the world is finally receptive.

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Video: Lego's New Museum Will Be Q*bert's Dream House - Wired

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Wired Video: Lego's New Museum Will Be Q*bert's Dream House Wired Countless designers say Lego bricks played a big part of their artistic development and brag about the impressive buildings they constructed as kids, but Danish architect Bjarke...
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'One Million Bones' Exhibit On National Mall Raises Awareness For Genocide ... - Huffington Post

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The exhibit is on display Saturday, June 8 through Monday, June 10 at the National Mall.
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New Vancouver Exhibit Explains How Hotels are Shaping Modernity - Jaunted

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