First woman: Smithsonian Air and Space director looks from the moon to Mars

Ellen Stofan made history this summer when she became the first female director of the third-most-visited museum in the world On the red carpet beneath Neil Armstrong biopic. But before it saw First Man, it heard from the first woman. 350m have done so since it opened in 1976, a total higher than the US Read more about First woman: Smithsonian Air and Space director looks from the moon to Mars[…]

Eighteenth-century doodles of a chicken in trousers go viral

Teenagers illustrations in mathematics work out book from 1784, obtained by the Museum of English Rural Life, win online fans consisting of JK Rowling Thirteen-year-old Richard Beale’s absence of attention to his mathematics research studies more than 200 years back has actually been exposed by the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), which has actually Read more about Eighteenth-century doodles of a chicken in trousers go viral[…]

Where does police brutality fit in America’s first law enforcement museum?

The Washington organization is most likely to trigger argument over whether it gets the tone right in a period of cops shootings and claims of bigotry I n narrative terms, it resembles threading a needle. America’s very first museum committed to police can not prevent the racially charged topic of Ferguson, Missouri, where a white Read more about Where does police brutality fit in America’s first law enforcement museum?[…]

‘It’s hidden history’: the race to save one man’s black Americana

From a slaves collar to segregation signs, Oran Z has spent years collecting often shocking mementoes of Americas racial struggles. Now it all lies in shipping containers and no institution will touch it Oran Zs house is so crammed with black American memorabilia there is barely room to move. The hallways are lined with glass-fronted Read more about ‘It’s hidden history’: the race to save one man’s black Americana[…]

White House asks for Van Gogh loan but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead

The Guggenheim Museum proposed providing Maurizio Cattelans America after declining an ask for Landscape With Snow Donald Trump Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn > 0:30 the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Rather she stated the White House might lend an 18-carat toilet– a setup by artist Maurizio Cattelan. The totally operating toilet, entitled America, Read more about White House asks for Van Gogh loan but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead[…]