University of Pennsylvania Confronts Legacy of Racial Science

The University of Pennsylvania has recently embarked on a critical journey to confront and redress a troubling legacy tied to the use of human remains in racially biased scientific research. This initiative is reflective of a broader trend among museums and academic institutions grappling with the ethical dimensions of their collections, particularly those comprising human remains acquired under

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Greta Thunberg and Eco Protesters Challenge Science Museum’s Sponsorship Ethics

In a display of activism, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg joined forces with Extinction Rebellion protesters at the Science Museum in South Kensington on Thursday evening, challenging the institution’s ties with fossil fuel sponsors. The event, intended to delve into predictions for 2024, was suddenly transformed into a platform for a crucial environmental statement, as demonstrators unfurled banners warning

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Charity Shop Find Goes on Display at London Museum

In a remarkable twist of fate, a tie discovered in a thrift shop for just 99p has now become a highlight of a prestigious fashion exhibit at the Museum of London Docklands. This unique piece, a creation by the renowned designer Michael Fish, was found by Janneke van der Wal, a dedicated thrift shop aficionado. The tie, characterized

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The Unko Museum: A Whimsical Dive into Kawaii Culture and the Universal Experience of Poop

In a world where culture and nature collide in the most unexpected ways, Melbourne has welcomed a new and unconventional protagonist: The Unko Museum. Born from the vibrant heart of Tokyo, this museum marries the playful essence of kawaii culture with a subject matter that’s universally familiar yet often taboo: poop. Breaking boundaries and redefining what’s considered traditionally

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Finland’s Museums Experienced Record-Breaking Attendance in 2023

Finland’s museums saw a record-breaking 8.734 million visits in 2023, based on preliminary figures from the Finnish Museum Agency. This represents a substantial increase of 1.9 million visits compared to the year before, with 76.5% of museum sites experiencing a rise in visitor numbers. The year 2023 emerged as a historic milestone for Finnish museums, eclipsing the prior

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Florence Museum Director’s ‘Prostitute’ Remark Ignites Tourism Debate and Political Backlash

The controversy surrounding Cecilie Hollberg, the director of Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia, underscores the complex challenges historic cities face in balancing cultural preservation with the impacts of mass tourism. Hollberg’s stark metaphor, comparing Florence to a “prostitute” due to its overwhelming influx of tourists, ignited a widespread backlash that transcended the immediate sphere of cultural commentary, drawing sharp rebukes

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Environmental Activists Throw Orange Soup at Mona Lisa in Paris

In a shocking act of protest against climate change, a group of environmental activists targeted one of the world’s most iconic pieces of art, the Mona Lisa, at the Louvre Museum on Friday morning. The protesters, part of a previously unknown group called “Eco-Revolution,” threw orange soup at Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, sparking outrage and condemnation from art

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American Museum of Natural History to close halls featuring Native American artefacts

In a move that is reshaping the landscape of cultural preservation and display in the United States, the American Museum of Natural History, along with several other prestigious institutions, has initiated significant changes in response to newly enacted federal regulations. These changes mark a pivotal moment in the interaction between museums and the display of Native American cultural

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UK museums to send some of Ghana’s “crown jewels” back home

In a major cultural exchange, the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) have reached an agreement to lend Ghana its cherished “Crown Jewels” for a period of three years. This development comes 150 years after the treasures were violently looted from the collection of the Asante king, and it carries profound implications for the ongoing

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