Tutankhamun and Take Me There Egypt – exhibit review

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Tutankhamun shabti, © SANDRO VANNINI From: Nuvo,  “Indy’s Alternative Newspaper” Posted on July 8, 2009 by Julianna Thibodeaux Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, one of the most high-profile blockbusters the city has seen recently, has just opened in unlikely quarters: the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This local institution, touted as the world’s largest children’s museum, is actually …

“Visiting the Creation Museum”

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A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT Peter Dodson, left, of the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Foote of the University of Chicago and Jon Todd of the Museum of Natural History in London watching a video at the Creation Museum. By Kenneth Chang New York Times, Published June 30, 2009 Creation Museum 2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd. Petersburg, KY  41080 888-582-4253 http://creationmuseum.org Previous Exhibition Review …

Kinetic Sculptor – Reuben Margolin

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Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. …

Emerging Technologies for Museums / Science Centers Part I

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First in a series on interactivity in Museums and Science Centers There are several conferences where emerging technologies for museums is exhibited: Association of Science and Technologies Siggraph InfoComm Maker Faire

Please Touch Museum – Exhibition Review

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3 of 5 Stars, “A-Okay” Posted: June 10, 2009 Please Touch Museum Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131 (215) 581-3181 www.pleasetouchmuseum.org Category: Children’s Museum Admission Price: $15 Children and Adults Size: 38,000 sq. ft. of exhibits Wheelchair Accessible: Yes From Please Touch website: “Memorial Hall, constructed to be the Art Gallery of the 1876 …

The Ordinary As Object of Desire

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A kettle by John G. Rideout (1936) EXHIBITION REVIEW “What Was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1944-56” runs through Nov. 30 at the Museum of Modern Art, (212) 708-9400 Museum of Modern Art Website Article By Roberta Smith From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 “What is good design?” may not be one of life’s great existential questions, but it …

Putting “Primitive” to Rest

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Equestrian Figure: Portrait of a Chief,” foreground, from Sumatra, Indonesia EXHIBITION REVIEW “African and Oceanic Art From the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Sept. 27, 2009 Metropolitan Museum of Art Website By Holland Cotter From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 Slide Show In the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing at …

Museum Definition

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From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”, as defined by the International Council …

“Extreme Mammals” at AMNH

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Exhibition Review Come Meet Your Folks: Warm Blood Is Required By Edward Rothstein New York Times, May 14, 2009 Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times Link to Media “Michael Mesiter, Director of Exhibition Design at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses the Extreme Mammals” exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.” You don’t usually associate the American Museum …