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Hot Trends and Hot Topics in Phoenix: Our Time at AAM 2018
The American Alliance of Museums annual conference is our favorite time of year! Here's what we learned in Phoenix this year.
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What Lies Beneath: Five Of the Craziest Deep Sea Creatures
Summer movie season is upon which means that, in addition to endless flicks about superheroes, we'll get a few fantastical imaginings about oceans. Here are five crazy creatures that ACTUALLY live under the sea.
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The Mother of Dragons & Museum Hack
We got to give a private tour of the Met to Emilia Clarke!
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The Sinking of the Whydah Galley
From slave trade galley, to democratic pirate ship, to waterlogged husk off the coast of Cape Cod—this is the story of the Whydah.
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The Real Hackstory of IBM
Turns out, the US census has always been a bit of a mess.
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The Madness of Pythagoras
Pythagoras? Yeah, he was a cult leader.
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The Mother of the Soroko
Never send a man to do a woman's job.
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MuseNews May Roundup
Your one-stop shop for awesome museum news from around the globe!
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S.A. Andrée’s Failed Polar Expedition
In 1897, three Swedes attempted to cross the North Pole in a Balloon. They all died, but at least they took lots of pictures.
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Engaging Aga Khan: A Case Study
We took a trip to the amazing Aga Khan in Toronto to share our storytelling strategies.
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5 Reasons Why Duchamp Rules and Picasso Drools
We're taking sides in this famous artists' feud.
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8 Times Greek Gods Were Super Creepy in Art
Artwork depicting ancient Greek Gods is usually a beautiful and powerful representation of their strengths and stories. But sometimes an artist will miss the mark and make them look less like Greek God and more like Eek. God.
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3 Lessons in Storytelling From Ellen DeGeneres
One quality of storytelling that’s often overlooked is the capacity to be truly yourself. Few people embody this better than Ellen DeGeneres.
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3 Hacks from California’s Other Disneyland
There's a model of Disneyland at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio in San Francisco, which, if you’re not into lines full of children and like museums, may be even better than the real thing.
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The Name Is Hall…Virginia Hall
We don’t have any actual way of proving this, but we’re pretty sure the inspiration for James Bond came from this one-legged, prison-breaking badass bitch.
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Five Things About Norse Burials that Aren’t Pop-Culture Friendly
If it doesn't have cryptic death dioramas, brutal sacrifices, and alcohol poisoning, it ain't a Viking funeral.
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The Origin of Backgammon: The 5,000-Year-Old Board Game
The Greeks played it while besieging Troy, Caligula cheated at it, and the church tried to ban it: it's backgammon, and it's been around for a while.
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Advice from the Animal Kingdom: Mother’s Day
We take it back to the animal kingdom for advice on celebrating our moms this Mother's Day.
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The Legacy of the Griots
In West Africa, griots are sacred storytellers and have, for centuries, captured the most important histories and cultural legacies to pass on. Here's what we learned from them.
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“Mad Jack” Churchill: WWII British Officer, Archer, and Adrenaline Junkie
WWII was a nightmare, but that didn't stop Mad Jack Churchill from having the time of his life.
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The Best Art Moms
It’s almost Mother’s Day, a time when you celebrate the woman who brought you into this world whether you liked it or not.
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Experimenting in LabX: A Case Study with the National Academy of Sciences
For this case study we really went full mad-scientist and got to experiment with LabX and the National Academy of Sciences.
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The Secret History of Marvel
It's summer which means... Marvel movies are coming! We take a look at the comic empire's history.
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