Brazil’s National Museum Begins Long Process Of Recovery With Outdoor Exhibition

“Less than a month after a fire consumed the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on 2 September, efforts are underway to revive the institution. The museum recently installed tents outside of the charred building to hold a temporary outdoor exhibition of pieces from its collection that were stored in other facilities in Brazil, totalling […]

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As New York’s Natural History Museum Tries To Expand, Its Neighbors File A Lawsuit – And The Museum Starts ‘Preconstruction’ Work

The lawsuit should be settled soon, one way or another. But the activists who filed it are furious to find that the American Museum of Natural History has started what it calls “preconstruction work” and what the neighbors and activists call “bullying tactics.” That work includes closing an entry to the park where it plans […]

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In Search Of The Pigment Described In The Bible As The Most Perfect Blue

“Forty-nine times the Bible mentions a perfect, pure blue, a color so magnificent and transcendent that it was all but impossible to describe. Yet, for most of the last 2,000 years, nobody has known exactly what ‘biblical blue’ — called tekhelet in Hebrew — actually looked like or how it could be re-created.” Writer Noga […]

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