Tag: museums

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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Oct 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Panorama Glitch Gives Woman Ultimate Selfie Arm

Picture of the Day: Panorama Glitch Gives Woman Ultimate Selfie Arm

Photograph by Strid3r21 on reddit Reddit user Strid3r21 used his phone’s panorama feature to capture the inside of a museum and it accidentally gave a woman taking a selfie a super long arm. The funny glitch took place inside the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. Astute readers may notice the image…

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Jun 10, 2014

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

Here are 40 outstanding highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recently released collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. On 16 May 2014, Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that more than 400,000 images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly…

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