Cultural history museums

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. An official in the United Arab Emirates says the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
December 19, 2017 - 8:49 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month, an official in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday. Director of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism...
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In this Nov. 10, 2017 image, Ellie Dahmer, foreground, wife of Vernon Dahmer of Hattiesburg, who was killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan, their daughter Bettie Dahmer, and an older brother Harold, right, view some of the artifacts in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum during a private preview in Jackson, Miss. Dahmer was targeted because he encouraged fellow African-Americans to register to vote during the Jim Crow era. The facility is adjacent to the newly built Museum of Mississippi History, that documents the state's rich history and the diversity of its people. Work crews and archivists are putting the final touches on the two museums set to open Dec. 9. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 05, 2017 - 1:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the 1950s and '60s, segregationist whites waved Confederate flags and slapped defiant bumper stickers on cars declaring Mississippi "the most lied about state in the Union." Those were ways of making a dig against African-Americans who dared challenge racial oppression, and...
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November 21, 2017 - 8:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about a labor impasse at Plimoth Plantation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the month that the employees' union and museum management began negotiating a contract. Negotiations began in February, not December. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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A door opens to the "Exodus" section at the end of the "Passover" presentation inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The project is largely funded by the conservative Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green says the aim is to educate not evangelize. But skeptics call the project a Christian ministry disguised as a museum. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo tourists visit the ancient Roman forum and the Colosseum, in Rome. Italian museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenues, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry's most-visited and most-lucrative list. The ministry on Monday issued a three-year review of its revolutionary decision to bring in non-Italian museum directors and give them greater autonomy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 13, 2017 - 1:33 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian state museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenue, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry's most-visited and most-lucrative list. The ministry on Monday issued a three-year review...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 photo, a visitor uses her mobile phone to take a photo of the wax figure of Adolf Hitler displayed against the backdrop of an image of Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau at De Mata Museum in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Rights groups have expressed outrage over the display calling it "sickening" and demanded its immediate removal. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)
November 12, 2017 - 12:53 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz extermination camp has removed the exhibit after protests. The De Mata Trick Eye Museum's marketing officer said the statue was...
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French President Emmanuel Macron waves to the cameras as he arrives for the official opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 08, 2017 - 1:35 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined Arab kings and other rulers on Wednesday to inaugurate the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a decade after his country signed an over $1.2 billion agreement to share the name and art of the world-famous museum. Envisioned by France's...
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This Nov. 26, 2016, photo shows a mile-marker post created by activists near Cannon Ball, N.D., during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is adding the 12-foot-tall marker to its exhibit on treaties called "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations." (AP Photo/James MacPherson)
October 23, 2017 - 1:54 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A centerpiece of a sprawling camp that evolved on disputed land in southern North Dakota to protest the four-state Dakota Access pipeline is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The nearly 12-foot-tall...
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People watch as photographs of Czech Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II are projected on the outer wall of a Jewish bath at the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 16, 2017 - 5:53 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's Jewish Museum has launched a new project to honor the victims of the Holocaust. Starting on Monday, the faces of some Czech Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II are being projected on the outer wall of a Jewish bath at the Pinkas Synagogue after it gets dark...
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In this Sept. 21, 2017, photo, Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, talks about the museum's first year and his vision for the future of the exhibits, in Washington. The museum is celebrating its first birthday just as popular as it was on its opening day (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 23, 2017 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first year, the Smithsonian's new black museum has become the nation's top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience — and leave behind for posterity — the highs and lows of African...
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