What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? March 8 – 14

Animatronic Abe Lincoln Up for Auction at Gettysburg Museum Life-size Civil War figures dressed in period garb, antique furniture and an animatronic U.S. President Abraham Lincoln will go on the auction block this weekend as a museum focused on the Battle of Gettysburg prepares to revamp itself. The American Civil War Wax Museum, which opened … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? January 4 – 10

Alliance Names 2014 Great American Museum Advocates The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has selected the first two Great American Museum Advocates from nominations submitted by museums of all types and sizes, all across the country. The winners are Simone Batiste, 16 years old from Oakland, CA, nominated by the Chabot Space & Science Center … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 22 – 28

Afghanistan Museum, Devastated by Civil War, Taliban, on the Mend but Long Road Ahead Looters stole tens of thousands of artifacts from the National Museum of Afghanistan during the country’s civil war in the 1990s, and then thousands more were destroyed by the Taliban when they took power. Now the museum is slowly coming back … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 15 – 21

80 at 80 Museum of Science and Industry Celebrates 80th Birthday with 80 Artifacts On Wednesday, the museum celebrated its 80th birthday by debuting “80 At 80,” a collection of 80 artifacts that represent the “museum’s DNA” from early inventions to modern advancements, according to Kathleen McCarthy, head curator. To read more, click here. A … Continue reading

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Meet a Museum Blogger: Beverley Rogers
Meet a Museum Blogger

Meet a Museum Blogger: Beverley Rogers

Beverley Rogers is passionate about Egypt. The Ph.D.candidate at Swansea University is writing a thesis on the Reverend William MacGregor, a collector of Egyptian antiquity and a key player in the early years of the Egypt Exploration Society. Her research interests include the history of Collections, the history of Egyptology, and all things Egyptomania related. Beverley … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? May 18 – 24

900 Artifacts Recovered National Museum Unveils Haul of ‘Looted’ Artefacts The National Museum of Ireland today unveiled a recently recovered collection of some 900 artefacts which it said had been looted from historical sites around Ireland by “treasure hunters” using metal detectors. Many of the artefacts were found by police in England following a tip-off … Continue reading

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