Museum

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    Vol. 21: Otsuka Museum of Art Celebrates 15 Years in Tokushima

    · Otsuka Podcast

    Read the full story with photos at: https://www.otsuka.co.jp/en/company/globalnews/2013/1025_01.html   15 Years of Reproducing Masterpieces From Around the World That Would Last for 2000 Years The Otsuka Museum of Art (OMA) was established in 1998 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Otsuka Group. Otsuka Pharmaceutical then Chairman Masahito Otsuka had a precise vision for this museum to be built in Tokushima, where the Otsuka Group was founded. Rendered with Otsuka’s original technology developed by Otsuka Ohmi Ceramics Co., Ltd., more than 1,000 pieces of art are now reproduced in original size, and their colors, which will virtually never fade, faithfully convey the artistic essence of the original works. One of the most popular exhibits at the Otsuka Museum of Art is the Sistine Hall, which holds a full-scale reproduction of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Five years ago, the Otsuka Museum of Art resolved to reproduce this curved ceiling for the 10th anniversary of the museum’s opening. A method was developed in which curved ceramic panels are produced using firing platforms that are made based on wooden molds. It is exceedingly difficult to produce curved ceramic boards without breaking them, the same principle as that used to produce curved glass was employed, and was finally achieved following much trial and error. 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the completion of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. Starting September, the Otsuka Museum of Art will be hosting “Divine Michelangelo” festivities. The museum displays a collection of ceramic-board reproductions of art masterpieces from around the world, with the ability to keep colors and shapes unchanged for more than 2,000 years which would help record and preserve cultural assets. It also has the largest exhibition space in Japan, with a total floor space of 29,412 square meters (316,588 square feet). Other Museum Achievements In March 2007, Pope Benedict XVI bestowed the Pontifical Order of Pope St. Sylvester on Akihiko Otsuka, then director general of the Otsuka Museum of Art, for his contribution to introducing and furthering Christian art in Japan. The Director of the Vatican Museums said: “The people of Japan can experience the beauty and learn the history of Christian art at the Otsuka Museum of Art. The Sistine Chapel of the Vatican and the Sistine Hall here in Naruto City are not in opposition, but rather complement each other.” The Otsuka Museum of Art aims to inspire people through art, and serve as a bridge connecting the world’s cultures. The Otsuka Museum of Art exhibits full-scale reproductions of more than 1000 major works of Western art from 25 countries. Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Gogh’s Sunflowers, and Picasso’s Guernica, among many others, are displayed in one place so that visitors may view them at one time. The Otsuka Museum of Art makes it possible for people in Japan to learn about the history of Western art by allowing them to experience the majesty of the works in their original sizes. In 2011 and 2012, The Otsuka Museum of Art ranked the top among Trip Advisor’s rankings for “the best museum to have visited” category. Last month, the Otsuka Museum of Art welcomed its 3 millionth guest, and the museum strives to be a place that allows people to connect to art by creating a new world of artistic culture based on the spirit of “creation,” one of the founding principles of the Otsuka Group.  

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  • SG #130: Das Deutsche Museum

    · Slow German

    Wie Ihr wahrscheinlich wisst, lebe ich in München. München liegt im Süden von Deutschland, genauer gesagt in Bayern. München ist die Landeshauptstadt von Bayern. Hier leben 1,5 Millionen Menschen, und damit ist München nach Berlin und Hamburg die drittgrößte Stadt Deutschlands. Mitten durch die Stadt fließt ein Fluss, die Isar. Es ist ein recht kleiner Fluss, auf ihm können keine Schiffe fahren, weil das Wasser zu seicht ist. Jedenfalls gibt es in diesem Fluss einige Inseln. Und auf einer dieser Inseln steht das Deutsche Museum, über das ich Euch heute etwas erzählen möchte.Das Deutsche Museum wurde 1925 eröffnet. Es ist das größte naturwissenschaftlich-technische Museum der Welt. Es gibt dort 28.000 Objekte zu sehen! 1,5 Millionen Menschen kommen jedes Jahr als Besucher in dieses Museum. Einer dieser Menschen bin ich – unsere Familie hat eine Jahreskarte für das Museum. Das bedeutet, wir haben uns eine teure Karte gekauft, die ein ganzes Jahr lang gilt, und mit der wir zu dritt ins Museum gehen können, wann immer wir möchten. Der große Vorteil davon, das habe ich letztes Wochenende gemerkt: Wir müssen nicht in der Schlange anstehen, um uns Karten an der Kasse zu kaufen. Wir können direkt ins Museum gehen. Und letztes Wochenende, als es regnete und kalt war, dauerte es über eine Stunde lang, bis man an der Kasse war! So viel Geduld hätte ich wahrscheinlich nicht.Die wahrscheinlich berühmteste Abteilung im Deutschen Museum ist das Bergwerk. Erst geht man viele Stufen in den Keller hinunter, bis man im Bergwerk ankommt. Es ist natürlich kein echtes Bergwerk, sondern nachgebaut, aber die Atmosphäre ist bedrückend echt. Man sieht hier Pferde und Menschen aus Holz ihre Arbeit verrichten im dreckigen, dunklen Schacht. Als Kind hatte ich Angst davor, in diese Abteilung zu gehen. In den Kriegsjahren versteckten sich hier unten die Münchner Bürger vor den Bombenangriffen.Es gibt viele andere Abteilungen, die ebenso interessant sind. Da sind die großen, alten Dampfmaschinen, die Abteilung für Raumfahrt oder eine winzig kleine Ziegelei, also eine Fabrik, die Ziegel herstellt. Ziegel sind rechteckige Steine, mit denen man Häuser bauen kann. Es gibt eine Abteilung für Musikinstrumente, eine für Mathematik, eine für Starkstromtechnik. Hier gibt es regelmäßig Vorführungen – ein Besucher darf sich in einen Faradayschen Käfig setzen und wird dann mit einem Blitz „beschossen“. In einer anderen Abteilung steht ein komplettes U-Boot, das an einer Seite aufgeschnitten wurde, damit man auch den Motor, die Batterien und die Torpedos sehen kann.Um sich alles anzusehen, braucht man ungefähr drei Tage. Und auch dann hat man noch nicht alles verstanden und gelesen, was es hier zu sehen gibt.Früher standen hier auch noch Lokomotiven, Autos und Flugzeuge – die sind aber mittlerweile umgezogen. Es gibt zwei weitere Museen in München, die zum Deutschen Museum gehören. Die Flugwerft Schleißheim, wo jetzt alles zum Thema Fliegen zu besichtigen ist, und das Verkehrszentrum an der Theresienwiese, also in der Nähe des Oktoberfests.Während manche Abteilungen sehr neu gestaltet sind, mit gut verständlichen Tafeln, die uns Laien die Wissenschaft erklären, sind manch andere Abteilungen sehr veraltet. Diese werden nun nach und nach renoviert – Ihr könnt Euch vorstellen, wie teuer das ist!Für Kinder gibt es ein extra Kinderreich, hier können Kinder auf einer riesigen Gitarre spielen, Flaschenzüge ausprobieren und Kugelbahnen bauen. Falls Ihr mal nach München kommt und das Wetter ist schlecht: Geht unbedingt ins Deutsche Museum!Text der Episode als PDF: http://slowgerman.com/folgen/sg130kurz.pdf

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  • The Black Museum - A Tartan Scarf Torn and Ragged (10-16-74)

    · Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod

    A Tartan Scarf Torn and Ragged (Aired October 16, 1974) Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name Black Museum was coined in 1877 by a reporter from The Observer, a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. The idea of a crime museum was conceived by Inspector Neame who had already collected together a number of items, with the intention of giving police officers practical instruction on how to detect and prevent burglary. It is this museum that inspired the Black Musuem radio series. The museum is not open to members of the public but is now used as a lecture theatre for the curator to lecture police and like bodies in subjects such as Forensic Science, Pathology, Law and Investigative Techniques. A number of famous people have visited the musuem including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Orsen Welles hosted and narrated the shows. Following the opening, Mr. Welles would introduce the museum's item of evidence that was central to the case, leading into the dramatization. He also provided narration during the show and ended each show with his characteristic closing from the days of his Mercury Theater on the Air, 'remaining obediently yours'.

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  • A Home for Black History

    · Inside America

    In what is described as the fitting coda to his administration, President Obama cut the ribbon of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture on 24 September. Journalists Jesse J Holland and Robin N Hamilton are onsite in Washington DC for BBC World Service to hear from the architects, curators, donors, and expectant visitors who have travelled hundreds of miles to celebrate its grand opening. Taking the last spot on America’s National Mall, the museum – a beautiful three-tiered structure sheathed in bronze metalwork - opens after what’s described as the hardest curatorial job in history. It has been more than ten years in the making. It’s a museum that will explain, celebrate and confront the African American experience. At a time of racial tension, its mission to heal is seen as vital too. Museum director Lonnie Bunch, congressman John Lewis and judge Robert Wilkins describe the challenges of creating a museum which aims to tell the story of America through the lens of the African American experience. A story which is bound to provoke distress and anger as well as joy and admiration - something the museum’s 250 volunteers are being specially trained to deal with. We hear from two founding donors, Samuel L Jackson and General Colin Powell about the importance of having a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture. From locations across the USA - Philadelphia, Detroit, Houston, St Louis, Nashville - we uncover stories behind the museum’s varied new acquisitions, largely told by the donors themselves: from Harriet Tubman’s Hymn book to Lauren Anderson’s ballet shoes, protest banners from Ferguson, the late music producer J Dilla’s synthesizer, and a former slave’s printing press. And we follow inspirational young divers in South Florida working in partnership with the museum to locate long-lost slave wrecks.

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  • A Home for Black History

    · The Documentary

    In what is described as the fitting coda to his administration, President Obama will cut the ribbon of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture on 24 September. Journalists Jesse J Holland and Robin N Hamilton are onsite in Washington DC for BBC World Service to hear from the architects, curators, donors, and expectant visitors who have travelled hundreds of miles to celebrate its grand opening. Taking the last spot on America’s National Mall, the museum – a beautiful three-tiered structure sheathed in bronze metalwork - will open after what’s described as the hardest curatorial job in history. It has been more than ten years in the making. It’s a museum that will explain, celebrate and confront the African American experience. At a time of racial tension, its mission to heal is seen as vital too. Museum director Lonnie Bunch, congressman John Lewis and judge Robert Wilkins describe the challenges of creating a museum which aims to tell the story of America through the lens of the African American experience. A story which is bound to provoke distress and anger as well as joy and admiration - something the museum’s 250 volunteers are being specially trained to deal with. We hear from two founding donors, Samuel L Jackson and General Colin Powell about the importance of having a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture. From locations across the USA - Philadelphia, Detroit, Houston, St Louis, Nashville - we uncover stories behind the museum’s varied new acquisitions, largely told by the donors themselves: from Harriet Tubman’s Hymn book to Lauren Anderson’s ballet shoes, protest banners from Ferguson, the late music producer J Dilla’s synthesizer, and a former slave’s printing press. And we follow inspirational young divers in South Florida working in partnership with the museum to locate long-lost slave wrecks.

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  • 00:43:19

    The Taylor Swift Experience - A Walk Through The Grammy Museum - Episode 187 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Hurricane by Bridgit Mendler

    · Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast | reputation | 1989 | Red | Speak Now | Fearless | Taylor Swift

    Episode 187 - The GRAMMY Museum provides the ultimate Taylor Swift Experience. On Episode 187 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts, Adam and Diane, visit the very special Taylor Swift exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, California. We know that not many Swifties will make it all the way to California to see this exhibit, so it is our goal this episode to make you feel like you were there! We discuss the pieces Taylor chose to include in the displays and the unique interactive activities at the exhibit. After listening to the episode and viewing the photos and videos from the exhibit below, which piece of the exhibit would you take home with you? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the show! The Taylor Swift Experience will be at the GRAMMY Museum until October 4th, 2015. Highlights from Episode 187 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift PodcastMain Discussion: The Taylor Swift Experience at the GRAMMY Museum– We recorded on location in Los Angeles, CA after visiting the Taylor Swift exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum.– Fun fact: Taylor’s exhibit takes up 1/3 of the GRAMMY museum. (1/3 is pretty close to 13, eh?)– You know you’re famous when they put your street clothes on display at a museum.– Even Baby Taylor had a knack for business and the creative. (Her snowman artwork is to die for!)– Adam tells you about the most underrated part of the museum that no one is talking about. Like, ever. Other Topics:– Adam has a joke. Adam has joke (oh no).– The 1989 World Tour is going to Singapore and China!– Did you love Taylor’s acoustic version of “Holy Ground”? I’m not crying, you are.– Swifties are listening to “Hurricane’ by Bridgit Mendler.– Clarkie the pup shares what he thinks of Taylor Swift! (woof) Calendar– July 6: The 1989 World Tour – Ottawa, ON, Canada– July 7: The 1989 World Tour – Montreal, QB, Canada– July 10 & 11: The 1989 World Tour – East Rutherford, NJ– July 13 & 14: The 1989 World Tour – Washington, DC– July 18 & 19: The 1989 World Tour – Chicago, IL

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  • 00:56:09

    Gary Simmons

    · The Modern Art Notes Podcast

    Episode No. 300 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Gary Simmons. Gary Simmons's newest installation is on view at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Titled "Gary Simmons: Fade to Black," the work is a multi-wall installation in the museum's atrium. The presentation was curated by Naima J. Keith and will remain on view through July 31, 2018. Over the course of a quarter-century-long career, Simmons has explored how to make the typically invisible visible, often within the context of America's troubled history. In 2002 the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago debuted a mid-career survey of Simmons's work that traveled to SITE Santa Fe and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Simmons has also been featured in solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MASS MoCA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, MCASD, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Drawing Center in New York and more. Simmons was first a guest on The MAN Podcast in 2013. During the program MAN Podcast host Tyler Green references this Los Angeles Times video of Simmons working on the installation.

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  • 《疯狂学校》My Weird School Book 4 Chapter 6(附原文)

    · 冬冬读英文故事

    For a few days, I was the star of the school. No kid had ever been inside the teachers’ lounge. I was probably the first one in the history of the world.Everybody wanted to know about the incredible things I saw in the teachers’ lounge. Kids were even offering me candy to tell them.I didn’t want to tell them the teachers’ lounge was just a boring old room where the teachers sat around eating lunch. I didn’t want to lie, either. So I just told them that the teachers blindfolded me and said they would torture me if I ever revealed what went on in the teachers’ lounge. It was cool.Our next art class wasn’t an art class at all. Ms. Hannah took us on a field trip to a museum.I hate museums. Museums are boring.“Why don’t we ever take a field trip to a cool place like a skateboard park?” I asked Ryan on the bus ride over to the museum.“What’s so great about skateboard parks?” Andrea asked from the seat in front of me.“Well, for one thing, you’re not there,” I said. Ryan laughed.Andrea made a mean face at me. “I like museums,” she said. “My mom takes me to museums all the time.”“Too bad she doesn’t leave you there,” I said.Ryan laughed.We walked around the museum for about a million hundred hours. Ms. Hannah was all excited. She just about ran from room to room telling us about all the wonderful art.It was horrible and boring, and I was hungry and my legs were tired. I looked for a place to sit down.There were some big boxes of soup cans in the corner, and I went to take a rest on them. But as soon as I sat down, all these loud bells started ringing and guards came running over. One of them was blowing a whistle, and he started yelling at me.“Get up!” he shouted. “You can’t sit there!”“Okay, okay!” I said, getting up fast. “I’ll sit someplace else.” What’s the big deal? I wondered.The guard looked like he was going to arrest me or something. Luckily Ms. Hannah ran over and rescued me. I asked her what I did, and she told me that I had sat on some art.“That’s art?” I asked. “I thought it was boxes of soup.”“It’s modern art!” she said. “That is a famous sculpture that is worth millions of dollars.”It looked like soup boxes to me. Ms. Hannah told me to remember that art is everywhere, so I should be careful what I sat on. She put her arm around me and kept it there for the rest of the time we were in the museum.We walked around and she kept pointing out the beautiful artwork all over the place.“Look at this!” she kept saying. “Isn’t it marvelous?’We stopped in front of a painting. It was just a bunch of lines and squares and box shapes. It was really stupid.“Isn’t it wonderful?” Ms. Hannah said. “It’s called ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie.’”“My little sister could paint that with her eyes closed,” I said.The next room didn’t have any paintings on the walls at all. But all kinds of junk was hanging from the ceiling.“Can anybody tell me what these are?” Ms. Hannah asked us.“That must be the museum’s garbage,” I told her. “When my family goes camping, we hang our garbage from a tree so the bears and raccoons don’t get it.”“They don’t have bears and raccoons in museums, dumbhead,” Andrea said. “Those things are called mobiles.”“That’s right, Andrea!” Ms. Hannah said, and Andrea stuck her tongue out at me. I hate her. “They are also called kinetic sculptures.”“What does that mean?” Emily asked.“It means it comes from Connecticut,” I told her.“No, kinetic means ‘movement,’” Ms. Hannah said. “The sculptures can move.”“Don’t tell me that’s art,” I said, looking at one of those Connecticut things.“Not only is this art,” Ms. Hannah said, “it’s a masterpiece!”“Look like hanging garbage to me,” I said. This museum was the weirdest museum in the history of museums. I was bored and hungry, and I wanted to sit down. Finally Ms. Hannah said we could go outside in the garden and have a snack.“Before we leave the museum,” she started, “does anybody have any questions?”I raised my hand. “If all of the stuff in here is art, how do they know what to throw away as garbage?” I asked. “Do they ever throw the art away by accident and leave the garbage here?” How do they know which is which?”Everybody laughed even though I didn’t say anything funny. I never did find out how they threw their garbage away.

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  • 00:50:02

    Episode 171: Abbie Zabar of Wave Hill

    · We Dig Plants

    We Dig Plants is getting artsy this week as Alice and Carmen welcome Abbie Zabar to the studio for a thorough talk on her work. Abbie is an acclaimed artist, graphic and garden designer, and the author of five books. Her first book, The Potted Herb (1988), is now considered a gardening classic. Her landscape collages have been represented by Allan Stone and BlumHelman, and the Flowers in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art series has been represented by Ursus Books andamp; Prints and the Horticultural Society of New York. Her artwork has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Parrish Museum (Water Mill, NY), the International Paper Corporation, the Louvre, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London) and the Vigeland Museum (Oslo), and is part of the permanent collections of the Mead Paper Corporation of America, the Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation (Pittsburgh, PA) and the Smithsonian Museum. Zabar’s illustrated articles have appeared in Garden Design, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Gourmet and The New York Times, as well as in numerous esteemed British publications. Zabar is currently the Program Chairperson for the Manhattan Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and a Learning Leader at P.S. 198. This program was brought to you by the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York. My style depends on what Im working off. I can work in many mediums. --Abbie Zabar on We Dig Plants andnbsp;

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  • ISR tour: Introduction

    · ISR Audio Tour Part 1

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force began in 1923, not as a tourist attraction, but as an educational tool for Army engineers to study aeronautical engineering techniques from around the world. In the ensuing years, the museum also served as a place to study the application of air power, ballistic missiles and the contributions the Air Force made to the space race. Since 1996, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) has used the museum as a place to educate analysts and visitors on the evolution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Anyone from Air Force intelligence organizations or from the Intelligence Community will find the museum an excellent place to study the role of intelligence in modern military history. The NASIC History Office created a tour of the museum that focused on the intelligence lessons the collection taught. The lessons learned in the study of intelligence history applied better to the complicated ISR mission of the 21st century when taught in such an environment. Today’s intelligence analysts use the museum as a means of understanding the challenges faced by their predecessors and the technical innovation and dedicated analysis it required to overcome them. The NASIC tour follows the museum chronologically, beginning in the Early Years Gallery. The selected examples only represent a small fraction of the possible stories and the verbiage remains under constant scrutiny for accuracy and applicability. The tour script is a living document. Due to time restrictions with traveling through a massive museum, each lesson remains brief, although citations provided in the text enable further research into topics of interest. This first volume covers the years 1783 to 1945. I’m Rob Young, the NASIC historian.

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  • Deirdre Lawrence 1/1

    · Typeradio Podcast

    Deirdre Lawrence has been the Principal Librarian at the Brooklyn Museum since late 1983. Before coming to the Brooklyn Museum, she was Associate Librarian at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She received her M.L.S. from Pratt Institute and studied art history on the graduate level. Deirdre tells us how she became a librarian at the Brooklyn Museum and why the profession appealed to her so much in the first place. We talk about the Museum’s collection. How the collection is built and how they acquire their artist books. We also wonder if Deirdre has a personal favourite within the collection. And because she is working with and around books all day, we’re curious what her personal collection consists of. Recorded at the Klingspor Museum – Symposium on the occasion of their 60th birthday – in Offenbach Germany. Brooklyn Museum :: Brooklyn Museum blog :: NYARC - New York Art Resources Consortium :: NY Times article :: video of ‘6 Empty Bookcases’by Sjoerd Hofstra :: File Download (14:06 min / 20 MB)

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    896: Jeff Bliemeister is the Executive Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

    · Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

    Jeff Bliemeister is the Executive Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The AACA Museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and it is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of vintage automobiles and their vast history. Jeff’s long career has included working at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and he was the Curator at the Renfrew Museum and Park and at the AACA Museum as well. You’ll discover over 120 automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles at the museum with rotating and permanent exhibits and the vehicles range from a 1895 Chicago Benton Harbor to 2000 Suzuki Hyabusa Motorcycle with a vast range of spectacular vehicles and displays in between. Their educational programs are some of the finest in the country.

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  • Daniel Libeskind

    · Front Row

    An international figure in architecture Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings.Born in Poland in 1946, Libeskind emigrated to the United States as a teenager and performed as a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He began his career as an architectural theorist and professor, holding positions at various institutions around the world. In 1989, he won the international competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. A series of influential museum commissions followed, including Imperial War Museum North, Manchester; Denver Art Museum; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Royal Ontario Museum; and the Military History Museum, Dresden.In 2003, Studio Libeskind won another historic competition-to create a master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.In this extended interview, Daniel Libeskind gives John Wilson insights into his design process and the sometimes surprising artistic inspirations behind his buildings.

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  • 01:05:18

    Ep. 207 - Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

    · History Goes Bump Podcast

    Henry Ford was more than just an inventor. He was a collector and by the 1920s, he had amassed one of the largest collections of Americana in the world. He decided to display his collection at a museum in Dearborn, Michigan and the plan he laid out featured two separate facilities, one indoor and one outdoor. The indoor facility would tell the story of man's innovation and the outdoor museum would be a village about history. Today, we know this location as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. On this episode, we are joined by our listener Bridget Schlack who worked at the museum for a number of years. She will share with us the types of items that are a part of the collection and she will also share some things that are unique in this collection. Some items seem to have attachments to them and this has led to stories of haunting experiences, some of which Bridget has experienced herself. The Moment in Oddity features 1000 Japanese soldiers decimated by crocodiles and This Month in History features SCOTUS striking down laws against interracial marriage. Our location was suggested by listeners Bridget Schlack and Emily Ridener. Check out the website: http://historygoesbump.com Show notes and pics can be found here: http://historygoesbump.blogspot.com/2017/06/hgb-ep-207-henry-ford-museum-and.html Become an Executive Producer and get bonus content and gear: http://patreon.com/historygoesbump Music: Vanishing from http://purple-planet.com (Moment in Oddity) In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com (This Month in History) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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  • 00:31:36

    791: Ethan Bowers is the Archives Manager at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana.

    · Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

    Ethan Bowers is the Archives Manager at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. While obtaining his MA in History, he was hired as an intern at the ACD Museum, where he discovered a whole new side to cars and their influence on American culture. In 2015, Ethan was hired to head the museum’s new digitization project. Since then he has been immersed in the world of automobiles. He currently manages the museum’s digitization project and cares for its archival collection. Ethan also helps design and install exhibits, contributes to publications, presents at speaking engagements, and assists museum patrons in utilizing the museum’s collection for research.

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  • 01:13:03

    Kay Rosen, Edme Bouchardon

    · The Modern Art Notes Podcast

    Episode No. 278 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Kay Rosen and curator Anne-Lise Desmas. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum opens "Kay Rosen: H Is for House," this weekend. It is Rosen's first solo museum exhibition in the northeast in almost 20 years. It is curated by the Aldrich's Richard Klein. The exhibition will be on view through September 4. Rosen's text-based works, presented as wall-drawings, paintings and works on paper, use language, words, humor and two-dimensional forms to explore ideas, histories and contemporary life. Rosen's work is in the collection . Her museum exhibitions and installations have included projects at the Aspen (Colo.) Art Museum, the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, The Drawing Center, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Otis College of Art and Design, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the MCA Chicago and more. On the second segment, J. Paul Getty Museum curator Anne-Lise Desmas discusses "Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment." The exhibition examines the sculpture and drawings of Edme Bouchardon, who worked as the Royal Artist during the eighteenth-century reign of Louis XV. The exhibition, which Desmas co-curated with Edouard Kopp, is on view through April 2.

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  • 00:18:31

    EP 407: 10,000+ $50 Museum Tour Tickets Sold with Nick Gray of Museum Hack

    · The Top Entrepreneurs in Money, Marketing, Business and Life

    Nick Gray, founder and CEO of Museum Hack. Nick thought museums were SO BORING!! Before he launched Museum Hack, he used word of mouth to advertise his idea and give free museum tours to his friends. Now his business is making over 1 million dollars per year. Famous Five: Favorite Book? – The Power of Full Engagement What CEO do you follow? — Jeff Bezos Favorite online tool? — Revue Do you get 8 hours of sleep? — No. Use SleepTracker. If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be? – Do less drugs. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:40 – Nathan introduces Nick Gray 02:15 – How did you get into museums? 02:25 – “Renegade museum tours.” 02:40 – Revenue comes from charges for live tours 03:00 – Launched in 2013 03:10 – Over 10000 tours sold last year 03:20 – Total revenue was 1.3 million 03:30 – Average cost is $75 per tour 03:45 – Labor cost is $88 per person 04:15 – Net margin relies on high-end tours 04:40 – In the beginning, they got new customers from word of mouth 05:25 – First year revenue was $60k 05:45 – They want to attract people to keep coming back 06:00 – They need to up their repeat rate 06:15 – There are plenty of people to target 06:40 – He just started paying himself a salary 07:20 – His mom is his accountant 07:40 – He is learning to be a better CEO 07:50 – He supported himself with a full-time job at the beginning of the business 08:15 – He built up savings and committed to his museum business 08:40 – His last job gave him a very healthy salary 09:15 – He has always been a big saver 09:45 – His advice: Treating your passion like your job, and creating a demand by providing that product for free 10:30 – Some passions are worthless 10:45 – His team size is 12 full time and 25 part time, along with remote staff 11:15 – Expenses are up to $80k per month 11:40 – The pressure to break even does not worry him 12:10 – Moms and their lectures on receipts 13:10 – A connection with Trip Advisor 13:50 – “It was just a fluke.” 14:05 – His goal for this year is 2.2 million 14:15 – Museumhack.com and NickGray.net 15:45 – The Famous Five 3 Key Points: Create a demand for your product by offering it for free. Treat your passion like your job until you can transition to that passion full time. Build up your savings, and be willing to take risks. Resources Mentioned: Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible. Freshbooks - The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts. Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+ Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he's driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books. Toptal – Great for business people to start building their app The Power of Full Engagement - Nick’s favorite business book Revue – Nick’s favorite online tool NickGray.net – Read Nick’s weekly newsletters Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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  • 00:51:36

    Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered?

    · ArtCurious Podcast

    Vincent Van Gogh's suicide is a huge part of the mythology surrounding him: as much as the famous tale of the cut-off ear is. This so-called "tortured genius," it is said, was so broken down by life and failure that he had no choice but to end his life. Right? But in 2011, two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors published a book titled Van Gogh: The Life that stunned the art world. Therein, Gregory White Smith and Stephen Naifeh state that the artist didn't actually commit suicide.No, they say: he was actually murdered. //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE! And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspodLooking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission. Want even MORE information? Check out the links below:Van Gogh Museum: 125 QuestionsVan Gogh Museum: The End of a Difficult RoadVincent Van Gogh's Letters available online in their entiretyCBS News: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (video)

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  • 00:56:47

    Podcast 148: Nick Gray: A Man Bringing The Museum Experience To Life

    · Entrepreneur

    Have you ever been on a school trip to a museum and after the initial “Yayyyy! We’re out of school” wore off, found the whole thing a bit boring.Loads and loads of statues, stuffed animals, or tiny little plaques to read, which you start off with the best intentions of reading them all and then start gazing at them with blank eyeballs.As you wonder why you ate your sandwiches so early?Well I know that I have, and so its with great regret for me personally, but a huge delight for the people of New York, that one man has taken it on himself to bring these institutions to life for the latest generation.Yep, like Ben Stiller in the “Night of the Museum” films, he alongside his colleagues run daily tours through the The Met and the Museum of Natural History acting scenes, telling stories and generally making it all fun.As he says on his site “Museum Hacks” he loves nothing more than when someone says to him”That was the most fun I have ever had in a museum”But like all overnight success stories, his is one of stumbles and falls, successes and failures, not least working for 8 years in his family business, making a film of him and his Dad in Thailand, and even appearing tin he Oscar nominated, record shattering, American Pie 2….ok it might not have won him an a Oscar, and actually his scene didn’t end up in the film either.So let’s find out how Museum Hack can together.What it was like working for his parents for 8 years?And of course can he still remember the famous lines that now only appear on the American Pie 2 directors cut?Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Nick GrayLinks:Cover imageClick to view: show page on Awesound

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  • 01:21:42

    11. Hack Hidden Value – Nick Gray of Museum Hack on creating memorable customer experiences, turning a hobby into a business, & keeping healthy habits

    · Love Your Work – Creative Habits | Writing | Solopreneur | Productivity | Entrepreneurship | Startup

    Nick Gray (@nickgraynews) is the founder of Museum Hack. Museum Hack makes super fun museum tours such as the "Un-Highlights Tour," the "Badass Bitches Tour," and the "Big Gay Met." You've heard in previous episodes such as "Transform Stuff into Things" that I think the world moves forward when someone explores the hidden sources of value that are out there, & gives them form. I've always found Nick to be great at doing just that, not only with Museum Hack, but also with everyday things like sharing an inventive Facebook birthday greeting, or throwing a very rapid but worthwhile cocktail party. We explore this tendency for extracting hidden value in our conversation, in the context of upgrading your social life, using virtual assistants to take care of email while going for a walk, or getting yourself to read more books. This will also be a useful discussion for anyone who has struggled with whether to turn a hobby into a business, or anyone who has felt the discomfort of charging money for something they enjoy doing. Sponsor: http://kadavy.net/treehouse Show notes: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/love-your-work-episode-11-hack-hidden-value-w-nick-gray-of-museum-hack/    

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