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FDR Library Launches Holocaust Project

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections: A Curatorial Project, which will bring together Holocaust documents dispersed in various collections throughout its archive. The papers of Rudolph Vrba, who, at 19, escaped

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Innovation & Design @ Sony Square, NYC

Last week, I was waiting for one of my dearest friends, Katie, to get off from her job at Sony.  The Sony headquarters is in a beautiful building facing Madison Square Park and has an exhibition space on the ground

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CEO of the International African American Museum: We need to seize control of our identity

In 2019, the International African American Museum will open in South Carolina. The museum is designed to help preserve the history and culture of the African American community. CEO Michael Boulware Moore’s main goal is to educate African Americans, specifically the

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Trump’s proposed budget will eliminate funding to museums, libraries, and artists

This article is about the POTUS’s new budget plan in which he proposes budget cuts for  the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,

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Borrow Your Next Museum Pass From The Library

More and more, public library offerings are extending far beyond their walls. Denice Rovira Hazlett in her article: “Easy Pass | Product Spotlight” reports that many libraries now offer “free or reduced-cost access” to other cultural institutions such as museums,

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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History (click image for link)

                          Last Thursday I attended a lecture at the American Museum of Natural History on Bill Schutt’s most recent book, Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History.  Schutt debunked some of

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Libraries and museums team up to make bold political statement: Facts are real

  Museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions took to social media on Friday to promote the hashtag #DayOfFacts. While the hashtag claims to be nonpartisan, the issues surrounding the current political climate are inevitably intertwined with this movement. Institutions receiving

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Will Offer Open Access to Public Domain Images in its Collection

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 375,000 images from its collection that are in the public domain will be available for free to anyone who wants to use them. While the Met is not the only major

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