Posts Tagged ‘museum’

More “Anti-Ten Commandment” Theft at the Museum of the Bible

The United States Department of Justice has ordered the forfeiture of a rare cuneiform tablet, seized from Hobby Lobby’s controversial Museum of the Bible back in 2019. The 3,000-year-old Mesopotamian cuneiform tablet, believed to have originated in Iraq, is known as the “ Gilgamesh Dream Tablet” because it is inscribed with a piece of the […]

Specialized coin museum to be established in Kordestan

Specialized coin museum to be established in Kordestan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Cultural heritage authorities of Kordestan province are slated to establish a museum dedicated to historical coins and currency.  Coins from different historical eras of Iran and other countries will be displayed in the museum in the city of Qorveh, the tourism chief of […]

Hundreds of meteorites on show at specialized museum in Tehran

TEHRAN – Over 1200 meteorites, mostly collected from scorching Iranian deserts, have been put on  show at a specialized museum in Tehran. The museum is dedicated to meteorites that have hit the sprawling Lut Desert and other parts of the country over time, according to Hojjat Kamali who presides over the museum, IRNA reported on Wednesday. […]

Authorities to restore, reorganize Seymareh open-air museum 

Authorities to restore, reorganize Seymareh open-air museum  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Tourism directorate of the western Ilam province is slated to restore and reorganize the open-air museum site of Seymareh, which dates from the Sassanid-era (224 CE–651).  A budget of 800 million rials (about $19,000 at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) […]

Tripadvisor removes ‘fun for the family’ Auschwitz Museum review

Tripadvisor has removed a review that called the Auschwitz Museum “fun for the family,” after backlash and a complaint by the museum.The review read “This place was great went there with my newborn babys [sic] to test the chamber but they came out deformed. But it’s fun for the family.” We have reported this review […]

First Jew of color to lead American Jewish museum resigns, cites racism

Gugulethu Moyo’s speech this week at a conference for staff members at American Jewish museums was supposed to help chart an optimistic future for the field. Moyo had planned to talk about how to cultivate leaders from marginalized groups in museums, drawing on her experience as the first Jew of color to head a Jewish […]

Netherlands inaugurates museum on site of former Nazi concentration camp

Browse > Home / News / Netherlands inaugurates museum on site of former Nazi concentration camp April 25, 2021 by JNS Read on for article A museum built on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp in the Netherlands was inaugurated  on the 76th anniversary of the day the camp was handed over to […]

‘Unimaginable suffering’: Museum opens at infamous Nazi camp in heart of Holland

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte inaugurated a museum on the former grounds of one of The Netherlands’ most infamous Nazi camps 80 years after its construction. National Monument Camp Amersfoort is a large, underground, dark space dominated by the portraits and personal stories of about 47,000 people who were imprisoned at the facility in […]

NZ’s Jewish Museum launches its online presence 

Browse > Home / News / NZ’s Jewish Museum launches its online presence  April 23, 2021 by Miriam Bell Read on for article It’s been a long time coming but the first stage of New Zealand’s new Jewish museum is now up and running online – and it’s just the beginning of what will be […]

Museum opens at one of Holland’s most infamous Nazi camps

AMSTERDAM — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte inaugurated a museum on the former grounds of one of the Netherlands’ most infamous Nazi camps 80 years after its construction. National Monument Camp Amersfoort is a large, underground and dark space dominated by the portraits and personal stories of about 47,000 people who were imprisoned at the […]

Dutch museum pays thousands to compensate for looted Nazi art

A Jewish textile owner was forced to sell his art under Nazi duress in 1933. Eight years ago, the Dutch government recommended that his representatives not receive restitution or compensation. On Monday, the museum which houses the painting, defied those orders, The Art Newspaper reported on Monday.  The descendants of family friends of Richard Semmel […]

Three resign from Auschwitz museum council after politician appointed

Browse > Home / News / Three resign from Auschwitz museum council after politician appointed April 20, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Three members of an advisory council for Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland have resigned in protest after a senior politician from the ruling party was appointed to the group by the […]

After years of delays and strife, Jerusalem Tolerance Museum nears completion

In 2000, Rabbi Marvin Hier held a dinner in Los Angeles for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the anti-Semitism monitor and Jewish advocacy group he leads. As the evening drew to a close, Hier handed out baseball caps with “Winnick Institute” written on the front: the name of the tolerance museum the SWC was planning in […]

Right-wing politician on Auschwitz museum board causes Historians to quit

Following the resignation of Jewish philosopher Stanislaw Krajewski on Wednesday, historians Marek Lasota and Krystyna Oleksy on Thursday announced they would do the same. The culture ministry appointed Beata Szydlo, a former prime minister and top member of the country’s right-wing Law and Justice ruling party, to the board on Tuesday. Lasota, who heads the […]

Museum’s Virtual Bookclubs, Films Take Readers Back into Greek History

The story of Princess Alice of Battenberg, the mother of Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, is part of Greek history. Credit: Riera on ca.wikipedia/Public Domain Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum is now taking readers back into Greek history with a series of virtual bookclubs, where people all around the world can take part in immersing […]

Appointment of Hardline Nationalist to Auschwitz Museum Council Intensifies Fears Over Polish Government’s Holocaust Commemoration Policies

Jona Laks, survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele’s twins experiments and her granddaughter, Lee Aldar stand next to the gate with the slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) as they start their visit at the Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, Poland January 26, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Nir Elias. The appointment of a hardline nationalist politician […]

Auschwitz museum board appoints right-wing politician, Jewish leader quits

A Polish right-wing politician has been appointed to a board of the Auschwitz state museum, leading to a Jewish member’s resignation on Wednesday amid claims of politicization. Stanisław Krajewski said he would be leaving the International Auschwitz Council over the nomination of the Law and Justice party’s Beata Szydlo, Onet reported. Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, […]

Director of Warsaw Jewish Museum Calls on Polish Catholic University to Take Action Against ‘Blood Libel’ Priest

Fr. Tadeusz Guz of the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland revived the antisemitic “blood libel” smear in a public lecture. Photo: YouTube. The director of the widely-celebrated, multi-million dollar museum of Jewish life in Warsaw has denounced Poland’s leading Catholic university for failing to discipline a professor who claimed that Polish Jews had historically […]

Portugal opens the doors to Oporto Holocaust museum

The Holocaust museum in Oporto, Portugal opened its doors to the pubic this April, after coronavirus lockdown measures lightened. The museum is the first of its kind in the country, despite there already being a Jewish museum and and a community of over 500 Jews in the city alone. The first day of its opening […]

Bronze Age earthenware donated to Iranian museum

TEHRAN – An Iranian woman has donated a Bronze Age pottery to the Astan Quds Razavi Museum, a vast cultural heritage exhibition located in the holy shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad. “Now, this five-thousand-year-old object, which is a beige-colored earthen urn, is regarded as the oldest object existing at the museum,” an […]

Egyptian Mummies Paraded Through Cairo on Way to New Museum

Vehicles are seen during a parade at a ceremony of a transfer of Royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, in Cairo, Egypt April 3, 2021, in this screen grab taken from a video. Photo: Host Broadcaster/REUTERS TV via REUTERS A grand parade conveyed 22 […]

Auschwitz Museum slams New Yorker article on Polish Holocaust scholarship

 The Auschwitz Memorial Museum has criticized the New Yorker Magazine for an article on Polish Holocaust scholarship, claiming the publication has published distortions and outright falsifications of the Eastern European country’s role during the Second World War. Taking to Twitter, the museum’s director, Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywinski, condemned the article for containing “so many […]

Beirut’s Sursock Museum Illuminated in Blue and White on Greek Bicentennial

Sursock Palace and Museum in Greek colors. Video screenshot The Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon celebrated the Greek Bicentennial on Thursday as the Sursock Palace and Museum glowed in the blue and white to commemorate the Greek Bicentennial of the War of Independence. H.E. the Ambassador to Lebanon, Mrs. Catherine Fountoulaki, issued a statement on […]

National Hellenic Museum Celebrates Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

Photograph of a Greek National Day parade featuring a statue of Aristotle. The National Hellenic Museum will be celebrating the Greek War of Independence all week. Credit: NHM Collection. 2013.21.26. Courtesy of Constantine Stamis. The Bicentennial of Greece’s War of Independence  will be celebrated all this week in programs sponsored by the National Hellenic Museum […]

Wax Museum Removes Trump Figure After Visitors Keep Praying To It

SAN ANTONIO, TX—The wax figure of the 45th president of the United States was removed from display at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks as a result of loyal supporters praying in humble supplication at its feet. “Our museum is just not set up for masses of faithful Trump supporters lying prostrate through these halls in holy reverie,” […]

From RBG’s iconic collar to E.T.: Inside Israel’s newly renovated Museum of the Jewish People

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On 10th Anniversary of Syrian Uprising, US Holocaust Museum Calls Out International ‘Failure’ to Apply ‘Never Again’ Principle

A Syrian couple grieving for their children murdered in a chemical weapons attack on Aleppo. Photo: Screenshot. In a sharply-worded statement to mark the tenth anniversary of the uprising against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) asserted that the world’s failure to stop the mass atrocities committed by pro-Assad forces, […]

Qajar-era ice storage turns into heritage museum 

TEHRAN –A Qajar-era (1789–1925) traditional Yakhchal (mudbrick ice storage) in the north-central city of Garmsar, Semnan province has been turned into a museum.  Yakhchal-e Qatul was used to supply ice slabs to the neighboring towns and villages for decades, the provincial tourism chief has said.  As the museums play a big part in introducing and […]

Iran’s 1000th museum to open to public within year

TEHRAN – Iran’s 1000th cultural heritage museum will be inaugurated in the next Iranian calendar year, which begins on March 21, the director of museums and historical properties at the tourism ministry announced on Wednesday. Currently, 740 museums are active across Iran, of which 285 have been established since August 2013, when President Hassan Rouhani […]

Teens cause $15,000 worth of damage vandalizing a Holocaust museum

Two teens are now in custody for vandalizing five Holocaust statues early Wednesday morning at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to a report by ABC News.The statues are filled with several hundred stones with the names of Jewish children who were murdered during the Holocaust.The 15- and 16-years-old teens are […]

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