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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hope

Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that …


Over 80K artifacts, specimens donated to Idaho Falls museum

The Museum of Idaho has received a donation of more than 80,000 artifacts and specimens unearthed from a series of caves west of Idaho Falls.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Elvis, Beatles memorabilia items on display at Hard Rock

Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen’s sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson’s famous glove are …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Oregon tribe regains artifacts for 1-year show

Tribal artifacts that have been hidden away in the archives of the British Museum in London for nearly 120 years are being returned to a Native American tribe for an …


Robert Indiana’s home, studio to be transformed into museum

Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn’t open his island home to many strangers. That’s going to change with his death.


Museum to display mummified monkey found in air duct

A mummified monkey that was found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last month is going on display.


Get a boarding pass, take the journey at MAC’s Titanic exhibition

Since its opening in mid-October, “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” has attracted 47,500 visitors to the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.


Western-themed town seeks museum to showcase rugged history

The ever-changing history of Sisters is mostly overlooked. Nowhere in the city of 2,000 people is there a museum to preserve and showcase its history. Lukens, a former high school …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Egypt places colossus of Ramses II in atrium of new museum

With much fanfare, Egypt on Thursday placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, in the entrance hall of a new antiquities’ museum under construction …


With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event

Many in Mississippi’s African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum’s opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated …


Rich history of cannabis on display at Seattle Museum

Prior to 1937, marijuana was considered medicine, and its versatile parent plant, hemp, was grown and refined for the production of paper, textiles, clothing, biofuels and more.


New Orleans museum Halloween tour highlights the macabre

Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.


Tiny museum seeks to revive interest in forgotten artist

An Idaho-born landscape painter who traveled the world on the strength of his sales, had one-man shows in New York and commissioned a studio by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Salem museum showcases history of psychiatry

A 2,500-square-foot museum in the former entrance to the old Oregon State Hospital walks visitors through not only the state-run hospital’s checkered history, though there’s plenty of that, but also …


Oh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors

From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” – a real street …


Developer gives Portland State $5 million for art museum

A prominent Portland philanthropist announced he’s donating $5 million for an art museum on the campus of Portland State University.


Oregon museum displays WWII models built 75 years ago

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its …


St. Louis to turn Chuck Berry’s one-time home into museum

The city on Monday solicited bids for the project. It will be centered around the north St. Louis home where Berry lived for eight years in the 1950s. During that …


Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago …


Museum asks fans of Kermit, Elmo to help pay for exhibit

A New York City museum is asking fans of Jim Henson’s Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit …


Centennial of U.S. entrance into WWI lures visitors to museum

Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks and air …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.


Spokane fire engine preserved for historical significance but there’s no place to exhibit it

Tom Heckler, curator of the Spokane Fire Department museum, was recently gifted a 1977 engine to add to his collection. The problem? He doesn’t have anywhere to display it.


Oregon museum becomes Smithsonian Institution affiliate

An Oregon museum has been selected as a Smithsonian Affiliate, allowing it to access exhibits and artifacts from the world’s largest museum and research complex.


George Lucas museum cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?

SAN FRANCISCO – For nearly a decade, George Lucas has been trying to build a museum for his personal art collection. After several false starts, the filmmaker will decide in …


Idaho museum to open for nuclear reactor’s 65th anniversary

The Idaho National Laboratory is opening its Experimental Breeder Reactor-I Atomic Museum to celebrate 65 years since the reactor first made electricity.


Ephrata man helps restore Blue Angels No. 2 for museum

The grand ol’ warrior, a retired McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C registered by the U.S. Navy as No. 163106, but known to the elite Blue Angel Team as No. 2, was retired …


Museum to Home: Collections inspire design and decor

When you visit a museum exhibit, you might be so taken by an item – a striking textile, say, or a cool artwork – that you’d love to actually own …


Sneak peek of new Smithsonian shows rich black history

WASHINGTON – Lonnie Bunch leans forward to peer inside a slave cabin from Edisto Island, South Carolina. The dark and cramped interior defies his attempts to showcase the small living …


Edible balloons, frozen treats: Ice Cream Museum is coolest

Move over Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a “swim” in a pool of faux rainbow …