Tag: Museums

Half The Natural History Specimens In The Word's Museums May Be Misnamed, Scientists Say

Years of accumulating mistakes leave a significant portion of museum specimens with the wrong name, a study finds. Incorrect identification presents a big problem for science, researchers say.

Animals November 18, 2015

How The Digital Revolution Was Made In New York

Silicon Valley wasn't always America's tech hub. The New-York Historical Society's upcoming exhibition 'Silicon City' explores the Big Apple's role in the history of computers.

Computers October 20, 2015

3D Scans Saving Cultural Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS

Project Mosul is aimed at saving museum artifacts from ISIS in the form of 3D virtual models. Could this be the future of museums?

Life June 14, 2015

Science Museums Being Urged To Burn Bridges To Fossil Fuel Industry

Science museums and other institutions are being urged by scientists and organizations to refuse donations from companies invested in fossil fuels. An open letter with the request has been signed by 36 scientists.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2015

A Lot Of Places Are Banning Selfie Sticks

More and more places are banning selfie sticks, you know, those long poles you use to snap photos of yourself? That means it's time to put the stick down and finally enjoy life.

Internet Culture February 5, 2015

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Commemorates 50 Years of Space Walks: 'We Have to Tell the Stories' [Video]

Artifacts, photography and art highlight a museum exhibit honoring the history of human space walks. Rarely seen spacewalk-related objects will be on display for six months.

Space January 11, 2015

This is what the George Lucas museum will look like

MAD Architects, the design firm behind the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, unveiled the initial renderings of the building. It looks like something right out of 'Star Wars.'

Movies/TV Shows November 4, 2014

What’s the right way to behave in a museum? This Tumblr takes a satirical look at how people view art

Have you ever thought about what you looked like while viewing a piece of art in a museum? This Tumblr gives a satirical take on what you should and shouldn't do.

Feature October 23, 2014

'Star Wars' director George Lucas reveals more details on his Chicago museum

George Lucas revealed in June his future plans to open a museum in Chicago. Now the 'Star Wars' director is giving us even more of a sneak peek of what we can expect.

Geek October 19, 2014

The Smithsonian crowdsources for help with digitization project

The Smithsonian launched a new digitization project on Aug. 12 called The Smithsonian Transcription Center. Volunteers can help transcribe thousands of digitized documents in its archives.

Internet Culture August 12, 2014

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