Asian Art Museum reportedly in financial turmoil

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“San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum is in dire financial straits and could be forced into bankruptcy if it can’t work out a new deal with its lender by Friday, according to knowledgeable sources. “They could only keep up with the payments for maybe a year or a year and a half before they would have to close their doors,”

Exploratorium announces new location

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“On Tuesday, October 19, at 10 am, the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s internationally acclaimed museum of science, art and human perception, celebrates breaking ground at its future home on Piers 15 and 17, The current timeline calls for a grand opening in 2013. The Exploratorium will remain open to the public in the Palace of Fine Arts for the foreseeable future.” from the Exploratorium website

MoMA Attendance Hits Record High

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The Museum of Modern Art attracted its highest-ever number of visitors, 3.09 million, during its 2010 fiscal year, according to estimates released Monday by the museum. (The tally is an estimate because the museum’s fiscal year does not end until June 30.) The figure represents an increase of 250,000 over the previous year’s attendance, and a 530,000 increase over the museum’s first full year of operation in its new building (fiscal year 2006).

Guggenheim plans extension in Spanish nature reserve

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Guggenheim plans extension in Spanish nature reserve | Culture | The Guardian. “The Guggenheim Museum has become the emblem of the northern Spanish city of Bilbao and its main tourist attraction, but now attempts to spread its magic by building an extension in a nearby nature reserve have run into fierce opposition. Provincial authorities want to call an international competition …

Kidspace Children’s Museum Expansion on Hold

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Pasadena’s Kidspace Museum plans new “Physics Forest” expansion – Pasadena Star-News. “That was part of the reasoning when officials at Kidspace Children’s Museum, bowing to economic realities, opted to put on hold an ambitious $20million, 9,000-square-foot building and instead create a Physics Forest that will feature 10 to 15 new exhibits in a naturally landscaped area shaded with transplanted native …

Science-Technology Center, Indonesia – PRESS RELEASE

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Taman Mini, Indonesia Indah, Jakarta 13560 PRESS RELEASE Dr. Legoh, Director of the Science-Technology Center, Indonesia announced today the planning of the new exhibition “Global Warming”. The exhibition is scheduled to open in early 2011. Dr. Legoh said “this is a critical topic for the future of Indonesia and it is our responsibility to educate the public of how …