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Dying in Style: The Custom Coffin Art of Kane Kwei
You’re at a funeral, it’s sad but a joyful celebration of the deceased's life. You get closer to the coffin to pay your respects and instead of a pine box you see… a giant chicken!
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Violet Jessop: The World’s Most Unsinkable Woman
This is the story of Violet Jessop, an Irish woman who survived not one, not two, but three of the most catastrophic ship disasters of the 20th century.
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Precisionism: Rise of the Machine
They didn't paint to change the world. They set out to paint a changing world.
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World Art Day Continued
World Art Day is technically celebrated on April 15th in honor of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, but why celebrate art for just one day? With so much history around us every day, we should live in the moment and recognize the creativity surrounding us and spread awareness of art worldwide....
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The Real Hackstory of the Martians
Why do so many sci-fi aliens come from Mars? Because Italian is tricky.
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Around the World in 80 Museums
We want to enjoy an entire planet's worth of f***ing awesome museums. Here are some of the world's best museums.
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This Is Your Brain On Art
At first glance, it may seem like museology and neuroscience have little overlap. But we took a closer look at the potential connection between the two disciplines.
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The Poetess Who Went Toe to Toe With Christopher Columbus
Time has revealed that Columbus' legacy is not one of glory, but of death and destruction. Now, we say it's time to reveal the legacy of Haitian queen, Anacaona.
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The Ultimate Nerd H.Q: The Library of Alexandria
Alexandria was home to the world's greatest library, until someone set it on fire.
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What’s Inside Our AAM Survival Pack
AAM is just around the corner. Here's what we're bringing to not just survive, but thrive, at the biggest museum conference of the year.
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Inside the World’s Craziest Scavenger Hunt
It's no secret that we LOVE scavenger hunts here at Museum Hack. GISHWES is the world's craziest!
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A Plan in Hand: Strategic Planning Case Studies with Huntington Library & LACMA
Strategic planning - it may sound like a corporate buzzword phrase, but more and more museums are adapting the process to meet their goals.
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4 Works That Give New Meaning to the Phrase “High Art”
4/20's just around the corner, and we know the perfect way to celebrate: check out these artistic masterpieces.
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The Ultimate Museum Road Trip
It’s almost summer and that means … road trips! Start loading the car and updating Google maps because here is our Ultimate Museum Road Trip.
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8 Epic Museum Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following
Not all museum Twitter accounts are created equal.
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Asaph and Angeline Stickney Hall: Love in the Time of Satellites
Asaph Hall was a very good astronomer, until his wife Angeline Stickney made him a great one.
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7 Adorable Baby Zoo Animals to Visit This Spring
Get your "awww!" on at your local zoo this spring. We guarantee you'll have a wild time!
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What The Spartans Taught Us About Team Work
The Spartan Army dominated Ancient Greece. That's not because there was something in the water in Sparta that made their soldiers grow crazy strong, but because they worked together as a team.
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The Enchantress of Numbers
Ada Lovelace, daughter of famed British poet Lord Byron, was a force to be reckoned with herself. Why? Well, she's considered to have written the language for the world's first computer program... all the way back in the 1800s.
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The Origin of Artificial Intelligence, AKA: Is This Thing Alive?
Alan Turing's eponymous Turing machine presaged the digital computer—and his Turing test presaged the rise of artificial intelligence that will eventually make us all obsolete.
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Building Up Butler County: A Case Study
Warning: This case study includes donuts, cats, and possibly Egypt's first body positive pharaoh.
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The Princes in the Tower
In 1483, two English princes were imprisoned in the Tower of London by their notorious uncle, Richard III, and never seen again. We still don't know what happened. (Spoiler alert: probably murder.)
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