South China Morning Post
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Maria Balshaw has been named as the new director of the Tate group of art museums in Britain, assuming the top position at one of the most important museum organisations in the world. The 46-year-old will succeed Nicholas Serota in one of the most influential jobs in the countrys arts industry after transforming Manchesters cultural landscape. I am honoured to be asked by the trustees of Tate to become the new director, said Balshaw, who takes over on June 1. ...
BoingBoing
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If you were one of the lucky Del Toro fans who got to see the At Home With Monsters show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this year I hope you found the photo-mural of his house on the way out and took a selfie there — it looks like YOU are right there inside Bleak House, Del Toro’s home of monsters! (see my pic above). Seeing that show was about as close as any of us will ever be to getting inside to see his collection. If you missed the show, then this book is the next best thing. Any fan of horror, sci-fi, and Del Toro films like Hellboy , will love this handsome book designed to go along with the museum show. The legendary film director’s collection of original art, movie props and extraordinarily realistic life-size figures is truly amazing. His appetite is omnivorous and wide-ranging from low- to high-brow and everything in between: William Blake etchings, pulp novels and comic books, Japanese woodblock prints, Simpsons vinyl collectibles, Phillip Guston paintings to Todd Browning Freaks stills, and much, much, MUCH, more.
Apartment Therapy
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Name: Irwin Gueco Location: The General ScottWashington, DC Size: 495 square feet Years lived in: Rented 6 years / Owned 2 years "Your home should tell your story," says Irwin. And everywhere you look in his home there is a good story, providing insight into Irwin's personality. Filled to the brim with carefully selected mementos, artwork and furniture, his home feels like a lovingly curated museum. Which is fitting, because he spends his days at a museum. READ MORE »
Design Milk - Art
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With memories of his childhood on his mind, Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander spent the better part of a year photographing the place where he grew up, the Finnish countryside. Instead of getting the results in Photoshop, he experimented with analog multiple exposures in-camera while shooting with medium format film. It appears that he photographs glass jars painted black and layers that negative with a landscape negative (hence the analog double exposure) to result in haunting black and white images called Jarred & Displaced . It's almost like he's capturing the landscape's soul in a jar (which makes me think of the song Soul in a Jar by The Veldt). Once the image is achieved, he prints museum quality pigment prints that he sells in limited editions. Andersnnfeldt captured the process here:
Futurity
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The thylacine appears to be an example of convergent evolution, filling a similar niche that members of the canid family did elsewhere, Berns says. It's interesting, however, that the thylacine brain is very different than the canine brain, despite the physical resemblance of their bodies. For Tasmanian tiger, genetic fate loomed Only four surviving specimens of the brains of Tasmanian tigers exist, and the study gained access to two of them. One was provided by the Smithsonian Institution, taken from a male Tasmanian tiger after it died at the National Zoological Park in 1905. The other specimen, loaned to the researchers by the Australian Museum in Sydney, came from an animal that died during the 1930s. The two Tasmanian devil brains used in the study included one from the Smithsonian Institution, which had been preserved around the same time as its Tasmanian tiger specimen.
Bournemouth Daily Echo
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ARTWORK at a Bournemouth museum will soon be seen as architects originally intended thanks to a £132,000 grant.
Daily Mail - USA
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The National Music Museum, which is in South Dakota, is now the legal owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley (pictured with the guitar), after a ruling by a federal judge.
Voice Of America
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Petrolicious
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I recently had the chance to interview Mr. Peter Mullin about the Bugatti exhibit he curated at the Petersen Automotive Museum . It's a tremendous show, but there is of course one special car that stands out from the rest of the rolling artwork, the 57 SC Atlantic. Recently, friend of Petrolicious and incredibly talented photographer Drew Phillips shared some images he'd snapped of the car earlier this year. Naturally we have to share them with you alongside a little insight into how this rolling sculpture entered into the collection of Peter Mullin. TG: What's the story here Peter? PM: Well, this car is pretty special in that there are two in the world, the original Atlantics, the 57 SC Jean Bugatti designed. Known as the Mona Lisa of the automobile, but the most extraordinary combination of engineering, performance, and styling that probably even was penned by the hand of man.
Times of Israel
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TIME - Global Spin
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Operation Pandora has been a success, Europol announced today . The European Union's law enforcement group worked with police in 18 countries, including Bosnia and Switzerland, as well as Interpol, UNESCO and the World Customs Organization to find and seize cultural objects last October and November. Authorities searched almost 50,000 people for a variety of items, including over 400 coins, a marble Ottoman tombstone and a Byzantine depiction of St. George, according to BBC . And during those two months, authorities were able to recover 3,561 stolen or trafficked artifacts and pieces of art 19 of which were stolen from an archaeological museum in Spain, BBC reports. Europol The operation culminated in a joint action week from Nov. 17 to 23 of last year, Europol said. Overall, the authorities arrested 75 people and opened 92 new investigations as part of the operation's coordinated effort take out the criminal networks that sustain the black market for cultural objects.
The Northern Echo
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AN EXHIBITION from the British Museum is being hosted in Hartlepool until May this year.
Lincolnshire Echo
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An RAF museum housing a 35-year collection of memorabilia and 47 fire engines is looking for a new home after it was forced to shut down. The Museum of RAF Firefighting in Scampton is now appealing for help from the public to restore it to its former glory. The team of volunteers at the base have made it their mission to raise £30,000 to pay for a new home so that they can reopen. READ MORE: Red Arrows Lego fever builds - even Brian Cox wants one! Steve Shirley, founder of the...
BBC News 24
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STV
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5 million refurbishment. Through the city's masterplan project it will tell the story of local people who've helped transform the wider world. Today marked the launch of a three week public poll to choose 10 heroes who'll feature in the museum when it re-opens in the summer.
Phys.Org
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ScienceDaily
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The Huffington Post
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The show will feature a tour of the Houston Texans' practice facility, where one of the teams will be working out before the big game. There will be a tour of The Health Museum, a fascinating place for people of all ages to learn about health, medical science and the human body. The show also will include a live question-and-answer session featuring questions submitted by students, and it will wrap up with a quick physical activity that everyone watching can do together. As partners with the NFL on Play 60 , my organization -- the American Heart Association -- is excited to be part of this event. Our role is providing the expertise on how easy and fun it can be to get active and heart healthy. Much of that information will come from Dr. Mercedes Carnethon, an associate professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
South China Morning Post
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HubSpot Marketing Blog
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That decade also saw the debut of AARON, a bot that could create original both abstract and representational artwork, which was exhibited -- among other venues -- at the Tate Gallery, Stedelijk Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Despite all of the very recent talk of self-driving cars, the technology behind them actually dates back to the 1980s, as well. In 1989, Carnegie Mellon professor Dean Pomerleau created ALVINN -- “Autonomous Land Vehicle In a Neural Network” -- a military-funded vehicle that was powered to limitedly self-operate with computer control. The 1990s - early 2000s Consumer-Facing Bots The following decade saw a major shift in bots in becoming increasingly consumer-facing. Some of the earliest computer games are often thought of as primitive consumer-facing bots, especially those in which players had to type in commands to progress -- though no one can really seem to remember what any of them were called .
Daily Mail - Science
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Cotswold Journal
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