Tag: museums

Dec 2, 2015

This Art Exhibit Lets You Walk Through Rain Without Getting Wet

This Art Exhibit Lets You Walk Through Rain Without Getting Wet

Random International’s ‘Rain Room’ is an immersive environment of perpetually falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected.

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Nov 18, 2015

21 Colorized Photos from the 1920s Discovery of King Tut

21 Colorized Photos from the 1920s Discovery of King Tut

Nearly a century ago, archaeologist Howard Carter captured the world’s imagination with the discovery of the undisturbed tomb of Tutankhamun.

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Oct 29, 2015

There’s a Museum in France Dedicated to Hyperrealistic Miniature Film Sets

There’s a Museum in France Dedicated to Hyperrealistic Miniature Film Sets

If you find yourself in Lyon, France consider checking out the Musée Miniature et Cinéma created by world-renowned miniaturist artist Dan Ohlmann.

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Oct 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Oval Courtyard at the Shanghai Natural History Museum

Picture of the Day: Oval Courtyard at the Shanghai Natural History Museum

Designed by Perkins+Will, the newly opened Shanghai Natural Museum features a breathtaking oval pool and courtyard seen above.

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Sep 22, 2015

Picture of the Day: A Mountain Museum at the Top of an Actual Mountain

Picture of the Day: A Mountain Museum at the Top of an Actual Mountain

Designed by Zaha Hadid, MMM Corones is located at the top of Italy’s Kronplatz. Where else would you put a museum about mountaineering?

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Feb 17, 2015

12 Exquisite Artworks Carved from Jade

12 Exquisite Artworks Carved from Jade

Jade is an ornamental rock applied to two different metamorphic rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals: nephrite and jadeite. Last May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art released a collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. Be sure to check out the incredible collection here. The Sifter went through the MET’s amazing archive…

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Nov 4, 2014

Rare Specimens from Earth and Space, Embedded into an Acrylic Block

Rare Specimens from Earth and Space, Embedded into an Acrylic Block

The Mini Museum by Hans Fex is a pocket-sized collection of rare specimens that are labelled and embedded into an acrylic block. Some of the 33 specimens include: lunar rock, dinosaur egg, coal from the Titanic, a piece of the Berlin Wall and the ‘oldest matter ever collected’ at over 4.5 billion years old!…

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