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Attica Museums and Archaeological Sites Will be Open Over the Weekend, Workers Call Off Strike
Attica Museums and Archaeological Sites Will be Open Over the Weekend, Workers Call Off StrikeMuseums and archaeological sites in Attica will be open over the weekend, as the union of the Ministry of Culture employees (POE-YPPO) decided to call off a strike they had announced for Saturday and Sunday. The union reached the decision after a meeting ...read more
Source: Greek Reporter Greece
Published on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:33:00 GMT
10 Strange Museums Around The World You Might Not Heard Of
10 Strange Museums Around The World You Might Not Heard OfWhenever someone mentions a museum, what comes to mind? You might think of ancient artefacts, relics, exhibits, fossils and much more. But there are other museums out there that are simply out of this world. There are the weird, unimaginable and funny ...read more
Source: trip101.com
Published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:02:00 GMT
Berkshire Museum’s Planned Sale of Art Draws Opposition
Berkshire Museum’s Planned Sale of Art Draws OppositionThe plan to sell works by artists like Norman Rockwell, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt and Alexander Calder would violate the ethical codes of both organizations, the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors, which ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:53:00 GMT
Weekend strike to shut Acropolis at height of tourist season
Weekend strike to shut Acropolis at height of tourist seasonATHENS, Greece — A two-day strike by Greek Culture Ministry employees protesting staff shortages will shut the Acropolis and other ancient sites and museums in Athens this weekend at the height of the tourist season. But the strike will not affect the ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:34:00 GMT
Basquiat: a darling of pop culture, but not museums
Basquiat: a darling of pop culture, but not museumsJean-Michel Basquiat enjoys a stratospheric following -- earlier this year, a 1982 oil painting by the late 20th century great became the most expensive work by a US artist ever sold at auction. But 29 years after his death, his legacy is largely a triumph ...read more
Source: Daily Mail
Published on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:26:00 GMT
10 Ways Art Museums Protect Their Masterpieces
10 Ways Art Museums Protect Their MasterpiecesEach year, in America alone, millions of people visit art museums—bringing with them millions of opportunities to damage the masterpieces they’re there to see. Whether intentional or not, caused by humans, forces of nature, or simply the passage of ...read more
Source: mentalfloss.com
Published on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:10:00 GMT
Cleveland Museum of Art extends Griswold's contract as director through 2024, pursuing 'bright future' after turmoil (photos)
Cleveland Museum of Art extends Griswold's contract as director through 2024, pursuing 'bright future' after turmoil (photos)What he's done On Griswold's watch, the museum celebrated its centennial in 2016 and rebuilt a curatorial and leadership staff that had also been affected by the turnover among directors - and the lure of other museums. Griswold personally led negotiations ...read more
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Published on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:45:00 GMT
Tips for photographing in Museums and Private Property
Tips for photographing in Museums and Private PropertyWith the school summer break kicking off here in the UK it’s a very popular time of year to visit museums and art galleries, either to keep the kids entertained or simply to pass the time on a day off. As an Alamy contributor you’ll no doubt be taking ...read more
Source: alamy.com
Published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:20:00 GMT
Quincy native's mineral specimens on display at Yale museum
Quincy native's mineral specimens on display at Yale museumWith her husband, Jim Spann, she has built a collection of 11,500 mineral specimens, many on loan to major museums – including David Friend Hall, a spectacular new mineral gallery on the third floor of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New ...read more
Source: Patriot Ledger
Published on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:52:00 GMT
A look inside Marc Chagall’s world at Springfield Museums
A look inside Marc Chagall’s world at Springfield MuseumsPut several dozen artists in a building called “The Beehive,” and what do you get? A space brimming and buzzing with new ideas and fresh perspectives on art, as a new exhibit at the Springfield Museums illustrates. “Marc Chagall and Friends,” a ...read more
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:15:00 GMT