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London’s National Gallery Lends a $4.5 Million Masterpiece to a Women’s Prison

Last year, Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by the Italian baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi became the first work by a female artist to be acquired by the National Gallery in …

Quebec’s Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Sets Example in Arts-Based Wellness

smithsonian.com Stephen Legari works with some 1,200 patients a year at Quebec's Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). Yes, you read that right, patients. Hired in May 2017, he was the first …

Testing the DNA in Museum Artifacts Can Unlock New Natural History, but Is it Worth the Potential Damage?

smithsonian.com With enormous, curved horns and a massive stature-growing over five and a half feet tall and weighing in at more than a ton-the extinct aurochs bull conjures visions of an …

New Study Offers Clues to Dominance of Curve-Filled Museum Designs

smithsonian.com Curved edges abound in architecture-particularly when it comes to museums, with cultural institutions ranging from Spain's Guggenheim Bilbao to France's Louis Vuitton …

Why Museums Should Be Proud Polling Sites

By Charles A. Hyde, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site smithsonian.com On a sweltering August morning in Washington, D.C., I found myself indoors at a conference of other heads of …

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole With the New York Public Library’s Instagram Version of Classic Tales

It's been 153 years since the protagonist of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland first offered a pointed literary indictment: As she asks in the novel's opening lines, "What is …

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Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow

Category: Environmental Sustainability
The United Nations (UN) Climate Week provides a platform for organizations which include museums and cultural institutions to come together to discuss how an understanding on environmental …

Telling overlooked stories at New-York Historical Society

Category: Education & Interpretation

The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has announced a $140m expansion of its building on Central Park West. This will add more than 70,000 square feet of space to the …

Getty launches YouTube series for ‘art curious’ audiences

Category: Surveys & Reports

The Getty has launched a YouTube series called 'Becoming Artsy', available to stream weekly and hosted by the museum's senior creative producer Jessie Hendricks. 'Becoming Artsy' was …

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