The 9/11 museum is waiving the $24 admission fee on opening day — but reservations are required.
Officials announced Wednesday that Condé Nast, which is moving to the World Trade Center site, has made a donation to allow all visitors to go for free on the first day the museum is open to the public, May 21. To read more, click here.
Hong Kong’s narrow streets were once a dazzling gallery of neon, where banks and even bordellos plied their trade under sizzling tubular signs.
But while the city’s nights remain bright, its fluorescent facades are fast disappearing as science and safety concerns make them obsolete.
The lights are unlikely to go out completely, however, thanks to a new museum that hopes to preserve Hong Kong’s colorful past so that it can illuminate generations to come. To read more, click here.
The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced today that it has, with permission from Microsoft Corporation, made available original source code for two historic programs: MS-DOS, the 1982 “Disk Operating System” for IBM-compatible personal computers, and Word for Windows, the 1990 Windows-based version of their word processor. To read more, click here.
In a rare move, the Delaware Art Museum will sell as many as four works of art, valued at $30 million, to repay debt from a facilities expansion and replenish its endowment, museum leaders announced Wednesday.
Museum CEO Mike Miller said the “last resort” board action was necessary to avoid closing the museum. To read more, click here.
“Russia is attempting to appropriate valuable exhibits from Crimean museums that are currently on loan abroad,” Ukraine’s vice prime minister for social affairs, Oleksandr Sych, said during a news briefing on March 24 according to the Official Public Relations Secretariat for the Headquarters of the National Resistance in Kiev.
“Some of the exhibits from Crimean museums are being shown abroad, and Russian authorities are trying to have them sent directly to the Hermitage (Museum in St. Petersburg) rather than return them to Crimea,” he added. To read more, click here.
The tiny Renoir that was supposedly purchased for $7 at a flea market and captivated art mystery lovers around the world went back on display Thursday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, more than 62 years after it was stolen from the building.
BMA officials unveiled “On the Shore of the Seine,” a 51 / 2-by-9-inch oil painting, as part of its newest exhibit, “The Renoir Returns.” To read more, click here.
Railroad buffs across the Atlantic are so enamored with a rare World War II locomotive on loan from Green Bay that one of them has offered a hefty sum to keep the historic piece in England.
Bank of America has donated 61 black and white photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, widow of tennis champion Arthur Ashe, along with $1 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum announced Monday.
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