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The Five-Minute Museum

British filmmaker and animator Paul Bush‘s  short film The Five-Minute Museum is a mindboggling tour through the history of Western Civilization at breakneck speed. The stop motion trip carries the viewer through the cultural history of civilization by way of … Continue reading

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It’s Museum Day

Tomorrow is actually museum day. In fact May 18th is the 39th International Museum Day. More than 30,000 institutions in 120 countries around the world will be waiving admission fees and welcoming all comers for special events, shows and exhibitions. … Continue reading

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Are You Experienced

Years ago I was disappointed to discover that the Mayfair London townhouse where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1968 was being used as office space. Now it’s a relief to find that it will finally be converted into a true Hendrix … Continue reading

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Boston’s Newest Jewel

Yesterday, the stunning new addition to Boston’s wonderful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was officially opened to the general public. Designed by the Italian architectural studio Renzo Piano, the extension houses a new 2,000 square-foot exhibition space, a stylish cafe, a … Continue reading

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Museo Galileo Reopens

The Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza (Institute and Museum of the History of Science) has undergone a renovation involving a complete redesign of its exhibition areas and displays. On June 11th, it reopened under the new name of … Continue reading

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Of Giant Peaches, Fantastic Foxes & Chocolate Factories

This post was provided by UK correspondent Evan Smythe. I found the captivating, absurdist fiction of Roald Dahl through James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but became a committed Dahl enthusiast through … Continue reading

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Alone In Berlin…Again

Topography of Terror Museum Earlier this month, I posted a short review of Hans Fallada’s riveting saga Alone In Berlin (Every Man Dies Alone) which generated some interesting comments and emails. One of these led me back to my travel … Continue reading

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Is Rome Ready for MAXXI

After a decade-long wait, Rome unveils the much anticipated MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts on May 30th. Architect Zada Hadid’s $200 million modular, glass-and-concrete structure houses two firsts for Italy: its first national museum for contemporary art and its … Continue reading

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