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Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts reopens

After 11 years of renovation, Belgium's Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has reinvented itself.

Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts reopens(Karin Borghouts )
Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts reopens(Karin Borghouts )
Published on Sep 28, 2022 02:49 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Secret CIA museum for spies' eyes only

The museum is closed to the public, but the spy agency revealed some declassified artefacts in time for the agency's 75th anniversary.

A gun found near Osama bin Laden's body is now in display at the CIA's museum. (Kevin Wolf/AP Photo/picture alliance)
A gun found near Osama bin Laden's body is now in display at the CIA's museum. (Kevin Wolf/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:49 AM IST
By, Delhi

Completed Humboldt Forum opens in Berlin

The last section of the Humboldt Forum museum is inaugurated. Its highlights: the Benin Bronzes, considered looted art.

The Benin Bronzes are highlights of the new section of the Humboldt Forum(Wolfgang Kumm/dpa/picture alliance/dpa )
The Benin Bronzes are highlights of the new section of the Humboldt Forum(Wolfgang Kumm/dpa/picture alliance/dpa )
Published on Sep 18, 2022 08:59 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Archaeological mystery: Ancient Elamite script from Iran deciphered?

A writing system known as "Linear Elamite" has been deciphered, but some experts are not so sure about the results.

This tablet with Linear Elamite writing from Susa dates back to the second half of the third millennium BCE(Louvre Museum )
This tablet with Linear Elamite writing from Susa dates back to the second half of the third millennium BCE(Louvre Museum )
Published on Aug 23, 2022 11:54 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Expressionism's rocky path from shunned to celebrated art

An exhibition at the Folkwang Museum in Germany's Essen visits the early 20th century art movement's path to acceptance.

Expressionism's rocky path from shunned to celebrated art(Museum Folkwang, Essen )
Expressionism's rocky path from shunned to celebrated art(Museum Folkwang, Essen )
Published on Aug 21, 2022 11:45 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Iconic Tripura palace to be turned into museum, cultural centre

State Tourism Minister Pranajit Sinha Roy said ₹40.13 crore has been sanctioned to develop the heritage structure as Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Museum and Cultural Centre.

The century-old iconic Pushpabanta Palace, built by an erstwhile Maharaja of Tripura, is being developed as a national-level museum and cultural centre.(Instagram/@amitbwn)
The century-old iconic Pushpabanta Palace, built by an erstwhile Maharaja of Tripura, is being developed as a national-level museum and cultural centre.(Instagram/@amitbwn)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 03:21 PM IST
PTI |

Restored masterpiece: The Isenheim Altarpiece

Matthias Grünewald's paintings are masterpieces of the late Gothic era. After four years of work, experts have restored the painter's famous Isenheim Altarpiece to its former glory.

The Isenheim Altarpiece (Martin Jung/imageBROKER/picture alliance)
The Isenheim Altarpiece (Martin Jung/imageBROKER/picture alliance)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:43 PM IST
By, Delhi

Denmark opens Flugt refugee museum

The Flugt museum, in the town of Oksboel, will recognize the contribution refugees have made to the Nordic country. A quarter of a million Germans fled the Red Army to Denmark in the dying days of World War II.

The museum has been built at the site of the Oksboel refugee camp, which held tens of thousands of Germans at the end of World War II(John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix/AP/dpa/picture alliance )
The museum has been built at the site of the Oksboel refugee camp, which held tens of thousands of Germans at the end of World War II(John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix/AP/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 26, 2022 02:14 PM IST
By, Delhi

Berlin museum returns artifacts to Namibia

More than 20 looted objects from Namibia — including jewelry, tools, fashion and dolls — are being sent back to the country. The loan is the latest move by Germany to address its colonial past.

The artifacts include an ancient three-headed drinking vessel, a doll wearing traditional dress and various spears, hair pieces and other fashion accessories(Thomas Imo/photothek.net )
The artifacts include an ancient three-headed drinking vessel, a doll wearing traditional dress and various spears, hair pieces and other fashion accessories(Thomas Imo/photothek.net )
Published on May 28, 2022 06:55 PM IST
By, Delhi

National Gallery of Modern Art holds week-long celebrations

International Museum Day is held annually on or around May 18 and National Gallery of Modern Art has organised special activities and programs to mark the occasion from May 16-20 under the theme of "Power of Museums" as mentioned by the International Council of Museums (ICOM)

International Museum Day 2022: National Gallery of Modern Art holds week-long celebrations (Twitter/ngma_delhi)
International Museum Day 2022: National Gallery of Modern Art holds week-long celebrations (Twitter/ngma_delhi)
Updated on May 18, 2022 08:35 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi [india]

Modi to inaugurate Prime Ministers’ museum today

Prime Minister Modi will unveil the Prime Ministers’ museum on the occasion of the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar and as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Prime Ministers’ museum on Thursday, unveiling a rich new look into India’s history through the life and work of Modi’s predecessors (HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Prime Ministers’ museum on Thursday, unveiling a rich new look into India’s history through the life and work of Modi’s predecessors (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2022 05:26 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Govt gears up to unveil PMs’ museum, Modi to inaugurate on April 14

The new museum, spread over 10,491 square metres, is equipped with latest technologies such as holograms, augmented reality, interactive kiosks and screens, kinetic sculptures, and smartphone applications, the official said.    

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the museum that commemorates India’s top leaders on April 14.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the museum that commemorates India’s top leaders on April 14.
Updated on Apr 10, 2022 03:12 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'So cute!': Swedish selfie 'museum' gets super liked

A new selfie "museum" in Sweden is flipping the script by making visitors both the artist and the exhibit.

The
The "Youseum" in Stockholm has no works of art on its walls.(AFP/Jonathan NACKSTRAND)
Published on Apr 05, 2022 04:00 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Sweden honours star DJ Avicii with museum

Honouring the late DJ, Avicii, who passed away in 2018, "Avicii Experience" opens today in Stockholm. How will it deal with the legacy of the star DJ?

The interactive
The interactive "Avicii Experience" exhibition in Stockholm gives visitors a glimpse into the life of Swedish DJ Avicii(Sean Eriksson )
Published on Feb 27, 2022 09:34 AM IST
By, Delhi

Meghalaya to attract tourists to ‘Garo Heritage Village’ with museum on tribe

Meghalaya govt to set up museum showcasing the culture and tradition of Garo community at Chibragre locality of Tura

Meghalaya to attract tourists to ‘Garo Heritage Village’ with museum on tribe(Twitter/SangmaConrad)
Meghalaya to attract tourists to ‘Garo Heritage Village’ with museum on tribe(Twitter/SangmaConrad)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 05:29 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Tura (meghalaya

Dutch museum unveils once-hidden art collection in new mirrored warehouse

A stunning mirrored warehouse called the "Depot" was opened by the Dutch art and design museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The collection features pieces normally kept in underground storage, hidden from public view.

Dutch museum unveils once-hidden art collection in new mirrored warehouse(REUTERS)
Dutch museum unveils once-hidden art collection in new mirrored warehouse(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 07:30 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Rotterdam

World's first postage stamp, penny post, heads for auction at USD 8 million

Dating from 1840, Penny Black is "the earliest securely dated example of the first postage stamp," according to the auction house that will present it at its "Treasures" sale on December 7.

World's first postage stamp, penny post, heads for auction at USD 8 million(REUTERS)
World's first postage stamp, penny post, heads for auction at USD 8 million(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Reuters | , London

Top 5 museums to visit in India on World Day For Audiovisual Heritage

The General Conference of UNESCO in 2005 marked 27th October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

This year the theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is ‘Your Window to the World.’(Life Beyond Numbers)
This year the theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is ‘Your Window to the World.’(Life Beyond Numbers)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 06:26 PM IST
ByLife Beyond Numbers

Virginia museum proposes melting Lee statue to make new artwork

‘Recontextualization is not enough,’ the museum said in the proposal, stressing that wherever the statue goes, it would remain ‘an icon of violent white supremacy.’

The 1935 statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, by sculptor Alexander Phimister, sits in storage at Hensley Field, the former Naval Air Station on the west side of Mountain Creek Lake in Dallas. The statue of Lee, which the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction, is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
The 1935 statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, by sculptor Alexander Phimister, sits in storage at Hensley Field, the former Naval Air Station on the west side of Mountain Creek Lake in Dallas. The statue of Lee, which the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction, is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 10:28 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Charlottesville

India's first museum dedicated to alcohol opens in Goa

Kudchadkar, who is a collector of antiques, said the idea behind the museum was to make the world aware of Goa's rich heritage, especially the story of feni, the strong local drink.

India's first museum dedicated to alcohol has opened its doors to 'spirited' enthusiasts in Goa.(Unsplash)
India's first museum dedicated to alcohol has opened its doors to 'spirited' enthusiasts in Goa.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 07:38 PM IST
ANI |

Goa gets country’s first alcohol museum, dedicated to local delight feni

The first of its kind 'All About Alcohol' museum is located on the Candolim beach in Goa and displays a wide variety of centuries-old alcohol bottles to glassware, equipment and a lot more.

Elaborate range of antique liquor and glassware at 'All About Alcohol' museum in Candolim, Goa. (Instagram/@alcoholmuseum)
Elaborate range of antique liquor and glassware at 'All About Alcohol' museum in Candolim, Goa. (Instagram/@alcoholmuseum)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Goa museum provides peek into the history of brewing cashew-made liquor, feni

The museum's owner and local entrepreneur, Nandan Kudchadkar, asserts that they do not promote the habit of liquor consumption but the gallery has been set up in Goa to showcase the unique and rich legacy of brewing feni in the coastal state.

Goa museum provides peek into the history of brewing cashew-made liquor, feni(Representative Photo)
Goa museum provides peek into the history of brewing cashew-made liquor, feni(Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2021 12:41 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Panaji

Humboldt Forum tackles colonial issue with new museums

As it opens its new ethnological museum, Berlin's Humboldt Forum reacts to criticism surrounding its handling of colonial history. Will critics approve?

Humboldt Forum tackles colonial issue with new museums(Elizabeth Grenier/DW)
Humboldt Forum tackles colonial issue with new museums(Elizabeth Grenier/DW)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 08:54 AM IST
ByDeutsche Welle, Delhi

Ex-PM Narasimha Rao’s home in Telangana to become museum. Here’s how it'll look

Telangana tourism minister V Srinivas Goud had made the announcement last year, saying that the move will mark the centenary celebrations of the late former Prime Minister of India.

On Friday, Telangana tourism minister V Srinivas Gouda laid the foundation stone for the museum that is aimed to draw tourists and showcase the life of PV Narasimha Rao. (V Srinivas Goud/Twitter)
On Friday, Telangana tourism minister V Srinivas Gouda laid the foundation stone for the museum that is aimed to draw tourists and showcase the life of PV Narasimha Rao. (V Srinivas Goud/Twitter)
Published on Aug 28, 2021 11:24 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Belgium's Africa Museum begins long road to return looted artworks to Congo

From the late 19th century to 1960, thousands of artworks including wooden statues, elephant ivory masks, manuscripts and musical instruments were likely taken by Belgian and other European collectors, scientists, explorers and soldiers from Democratic Republic of Congo

An ancestral statue known as Lusinga, dated to the 19th century, is pictured at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) as the Belgian government has announced plans to return pieces of art looted from Congo during colonial rule, in Tervuren, Belgium July 6, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)
An ancestral statue known as Lusinga, dated to the 19th century, is pictured at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) as the Belgian government has announced plans to return pieces of art looted from Congo during colonial rule, in Tervuren, Belgium July 6, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Reuters |

Real life marine creatures or sculptures: Museum’s post mesmerises people

The post by Natural History Museum has left people in awe.

Natural History Museum took to Instgaram to share the post involving marine creatures.(Instagram/@natural_history_museum)
Natural History Museum took to Instgaram to share the post involving marine creatures.(Instagram/@natural_history_museum)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 10:23 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series

New York-based Morgan Art Foundation intends to work with the Maine-based Star of Hope Foundation, which aims to transform Robert Indiana’s island home into a museum. Indiana created a lifetime of art but he’s best known for LOVE, spelled with two letters to a line and with a tilted “O.”

Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series(Twitter/AnneMortier1/EisenLawToronto)
Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series(Twitter/AnneMortier1/EisenLawToronto)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 06:19 PM IST
AP |

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe plans expansion project at new site

The new 54,000-square-foot museum will be built on the site of a former Safeway grocery store, which is currently occupied by the museum’s Education Centre and Prima Title, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported. It is estimated to cost $60 million.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe plans expansion project at new site(okeeffemuseum.org)
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe plans expansion project at new site(okeeffemuseum.org)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 08:49 AM IST
AP | , Santa Fe

Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey

Paris' acclaimed Pompidou Center announces plans to open a satellite museum in New Jersey's Jersey City, not far from where the Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbour. Centre Pompidou x Jersey City, scheduled to open in 2024, would be the French museum's first venture in North America

Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)
Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 06:27 PM IST
AP |

Thai museum unveils ancient sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama

1000-year-old sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama finally returned to Thailand from US after being stolen half-a century ago

An ancient sandstone lintel, a sacred late 10th or 11th century sandstone support beam, is pictured at the Bangkok National Museum during an event to mark their return from the United States to Thailand, in Bangkok on May 31, 2021.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)
An ancient sandstone lintel, a sacred late 10th or 11th century sandstone support beam, is pictured at the Bangkok National Museum during an event to mark their return from the United States to Thailand, in Bangkok on May 31, 2021.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 12:19 PM IST
Reuters |
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