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The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

In the current issue of The New Yorker, there’s an article talking about how our conceptions of classical sculpture were influenced by racialized ideas of whiteness when first discovered by archaeologists. When our current society thinks of classical sculpture, we think

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Digitizing the vast ‘dark data’ in museum fossil collections

The great museums of the world harbor a secret: They’re home to millions upon millions of natural history specimens that almost never see the light of day. They lie hidden from public view, typically housed behind or above the public exhibit halls,

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Posted in Archives, Museums, Uncategorized

Interconnectivity Through the Blue Lens

One of the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibitions is titled “Infinite Blue” and features works of art of different mediums, different countries, and from all different time periods, the only similarity being the use of the color blue. The color is

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MoMA’s Digital Archive of Louise Bourgeois Prints

MoMA is currently hosting an exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ printed work, and when the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait opened back in September they published a coinciding digital archive: Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books. Bourgeois is commonly celebrated for

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Posted in Archives, Cataloging, Museums

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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Posted in Libraries, Museums

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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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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by Hugh McLeod

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