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Museum of Russian Icons presents exhibit of sacred Ukrainian textiles

Museum of Russian Icons presents exhibit of sacred Ukrainian textiles | Rare and special | Scoop.it
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The Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles, an exhibition celebrating and exploring Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions. Rushnyky are ornately embroidered woven textiles that function at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies and rituals of the Ukrainian people. On view February 15-June 10, 2018, the exhibition will feature more than 80 rushnyky, Ukrainian icons
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The Exclusive Club Obsessed with Exotic Food

The Exclusive Club Obsessed with Exotic Food | Rare and special | Scoop.it
The Explorers Club Dinner is meant to honor the year's achievements in exploration, but the menu is normally just as exciting.
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Bam! Pow! MoPOP! Seattle museum to feature huge new exhibition, ‘Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes’

Bam! Pow! MoPOP! Seattle museum to feature huge new exhibition, ‘Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes’ | Rare and special | Scoop.it
The largest exhibition ever staged at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture will feature hundreds of original artifacts and much more as it lifts the mask on one…
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Rare Magical Manuscripts Go on Display at the British Library

Rare Magical Manuscripts Go on Display at the British Library | Rare and special | Scoop.it

The exhibition, which will also travel to New York, explores the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter
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How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries

How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Highly specialized tools sussed out a fake Jackson Pollock and nearly 40 other forgeries created by a Chinese artist in Queens, New York.
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Guide to Killer Content Curation

Guide to Killer Content Curation | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Within a second, Google receives over 40,000 search queries. That equates to 3.5 billion searches per day! So how do we manage this ongoing avalanche of new content? In this sea of endless data, content curation has become essential for brands looking to build a relationship with their audience and Rea
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20 Women-Focused Places to Go in Washington, DC

20 Women-Focused Places to Go in Washington, DC | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Women are behind some of the most amazing experiences in Washington, DC, from iconic artworks and must-visit museums to hot restaurants, cocktail bars and theaters. Celebrate the remarkable contributions of women in the nation's capital, including locally known individuals, historic heroines and everyone in between.
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Digitizing Material Culture: Handwritten Recipe Books, 1600–1900

Digitizing Material Culture: Handwritten Recipe Books, 1600–1900 | Rare and special | Scoop.it
By John Rees Cookbooks and recipe books have always been popular with students of history and family genealogy. They are tangible artifacts of past lives lived that we can often trace back directly to our immediate or distant relatives offering a historical window perhaps even into dishes and remedies we still use today or fondly…
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Greetings from the Huntington

Greetings from the Huntington | Rare and special | Scoop.it
As Dr. Gehrz mentioned a few posts ago, I have been spending my time of late at the Huntington.  Located in San Marino, California, the Huntington boasts several gardens, terrific art galleries, and an incredible library.  Daily I walk past lemon, orange, fig, and kumquat trees, and the abundant jasmine and lavender infuse the smog…
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3D Printing Artifacts in the Makers Lab

3D Printing Artifacts in the Makers Lab | Rare and special | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt of a blog post written by Dylan Romero, UCSF Library Makers Lab Manager. Read the full article here. When the Makers Lab opened in April 2016, we were eager to explore 3D printin…
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How Medieval Manuscript Makers Experimented with Graphic Design

How Medieval Manuscript Makers Experimented with Graphic Design | Rare and special | Scoop.it
'Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page' at Oxford's Bodleian Libraries considers how early English manuscripts approached graphic design.
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In an Era of Strife, Museums Collect History as It Happens

In an Era of Strife, Museums Collect History as It Happens | Rare and special | Scoop.it
In places like Charlottesville, Baltimore and Orlando, curators now rush to save evidence of tumultuous events.
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Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind

Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind at the MoPOP Shop. Exclusive to the MoPOP, this is the official companion book to Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind, MoPOP's visual and oral history of one of America's most vibrant music scenes. Packed with firsthand stories, rare artwork and photos, and images of over 100 exhibited artifacts from the MoPOP permanent collection. Includes a DVD with over two hours of interviews with the artists who lived and created throughout punk's journey from underground subculture to mainstream embrace, including Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, X's Exene Cervenka, Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, and nearly 30 others. An essential guide to a groundbreaking sound & scene.
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Peru's Museum of Toy Horrors

Peru's Museum of Toy Horrors | Rare and special | Scoop.it
The Museo del Juguete houses everything from pre-Inca whistles to lead soldiers and terrifying dolls.
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Inside Connecticut's Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities

Inside Connecticut's Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Robots, rockets, and UFOs are all hiding in a quaint New England barn.
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Before and After: Perspectives on the Digitization of Primary Sources | Wiley

Before and After: Perspectives on the Digitization of Primary Sources | Wiley | Rare and special | Scoop.it
    Morgan Kubelka Library Services, Wiley What do scholars think they need with digital archives?   “The first thing
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Not exactly Indiana Jones - WORLD

Not exactly Indiana Jones - WORLD | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Sloppiness and misdirection led to federal investigators confiscating thousands of smuggled items from Hobby Lobby’s Bible collection. Now as the Museum of the Bible opens, scholars wonder what will happen to the confiscated artifacts
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Home

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​​THE FITZGERALD MUSEUM Donate Today TOUR INFORMATION:  IT IS A SUGGESTED $10/PERSON FOR ADMISSION. PLEASE CALL 334-264-4222 IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE A GUIDED TOUR. The largest public collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's papers resides at the Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books...
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13 Extremely Rare & Valuable Historical Artifacts Discovered Laying Around In Pawn Shops

13 Extremely Rare & Valuable Historical Artifacts Discovered Laying Around In Pawn Shops | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Pawn shops have always had the rather unsavory reputation of being places where unscrupulous store owners take advantage of desperate people in need of quick cas
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France pulls Marquis de Sade erotic novel from auction | Fact Patrol

France pulls Marquis de Sade erotic novel from auction | Fact Patrol | Rare and special | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) – The auction of one of the world’s earliest and most sordid erotic novels — the Marquis de Sade’s “120 Days of Sodom” — has been halted after the French state declared it a national treasure and said it could not be sold to a foreign buyer.
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Not so rare any more: Reaching new special collections audiences through unlikely collaborations

Not so rare any more: Reaching new special collections audiences through unlikely collaborations | Rare and special | Scoop.it
I just finished giving a presentation for NFAIS on building expanding audiences and empowering community members through unlikely collaborations. The audience, as well as Marcie who was the moderator/cat wrangler/problem solver, were all fantastic and I had a great time chatting with them. I wanted to offer a few highlights from the talk for folks who…
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Gospel Music in Special Collections: I’ll Take You There

Gospel Music in Special Collections: I’ll Take You There | Rare and special | Scoop.it


On September 16, 1966, the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place came alive with the Gospel Festival Spectacular. "Spectacular"…
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'The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts' opens at the Williams College Museum of Art

'The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts' opens at the Williams College Museum of Art | Rare and special | Scoop.it
a href= https://wcma.williams.edu/ target= _blank Williams College Museum of Art /a opened The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts on
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Blog: Rare Book Department Awarded Digitization Grant for Muslim-World Artifacts

Blog: Rare Book Department Awarded Digitization Grant for Muslim-World Artifacts | Rare and special | Scoop.it
The Free Library's Rare Book Department prides itself on making historical and beatiful artifacts available to the general public. An award of $500,000 from the Council on Library and…
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