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MUSEUM NEWS

International Museum Day 2022: Some bizarre museums from around the world

May 18, 2022 5:08 pm

There are museums that are outright bizarre, and it is this oddity that interests people from different corners of the world

Europe's first samurai museum opens in Berlin

May 11, 2022 2:57 pm

As a new museum on the samurai opens in Berlin, here are five facts about how the legendary warriors and political elite shaped the history of Japan for centuries

New book features artefact of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in Jaipur

April 20, 2022 6:02 pm

A tribute to the Museum's collections, "Masterpieces at the Jaipur Court", published by Niyogi Books, also features contributions from several Indian and international scholars -- who contributed two-thirds of the entries in this volume. It is edited by historians Giles Tillotson and Mrinalini Venkateswaran.

You will have to scuba dive or snorkel to reach this underwater museum in the middle of Mediterranean Sea

April 18, 2022 7:21 pm

The sculptures in the museum, which were lowered underwater using a crane, are made with inert pH neutral materials that attract marine life, meaning that each sculpture will, in time, be covered in marine biomass.

In West Bengal’s Birbhum, a unique community museum that archives Santal history and culture

April 10, 2022 5:59 pm

A private museum in India that is dedicated entirely to the documentation and preservation of Santal culture and heritage.

Stolen artefacts to be returned to India from Scotland museums

April 10, 2022 11:02 am

Glasgow City Council had received a formal request from the Indian High Commission in London earlier this year for the return of six architectural antiquities from Kanpur, Gwalior and Bihar

'Most beautiful building in the world' opens in Dubai

February 23, 2022 11:55 am

It is illuminated by 14,000 meters of light lines, tracing Arabic calligraphy representing three quotes on the future by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

From Guggenheim Bilbao to Museo Tamayo, some awe-inspiring museums from around the world

January 31, 2022 2:04 pm

While the art gracing the walls of these museums speak for themselves, the museums, too, are architectural works of art.

Why fairy tales need updates to survive

January 07, 2022 6:42 pm

Classic fairy tales are being revisited and diverse characters added. But even H.C. Andersen and the Brothers Grimm modified stories to reflect the values of their time.

40 million-year-old fossil shark named after museum official as she retires

December 26, 2021 4:31 pm

Because shark skeletons are made of cartilage rather than bone, their teeth are often the only fossils available.

MUSEUM PHOTOS

Museum of the Future opens in Dubai

February 25, 2022 6:34 pm

The Museum of the Future finally opened in Dubai on a palindrome date, February 22, 2022 and became the latest addition to Dubai’s bold architectural endeavours with futuristic designs.

The house in Kolkata that hosted Gandhi is now a museum; see pics

October 03, 2019 7:11 am

In 1947, just as India was becoming independent, Mahatma Gandhi was quietly protesting the sectarian violence that had engulfed the nation. He had moved to Kolkata's Hyderi Manzil along with some of his followers. On his 150th birthday, the house has become a full-fledged museum.

MUSEUM VIDEOS

Police Commemoration Day: PM Modi inaugurates a museum, a sculpture and a wall of valour

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated and dedicated to the nation a refurbished national police memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.

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