Museums

October 22, 2018 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a year after it opened, Washington's Museum of the Bible is admitting that at least some items in its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls are fakes. The embarrassing announcement Monday is the culmination of a technical analysis by a team of German scholars. They...
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October 21, 2018 - 6:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances...
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Albert Stankowski, director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, stands in front of the former hospital that will house the museum which is under creation and scheduled to open in 2023, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday Oct. 19, 2018. The project, first announced earlier this year, took a key step forward on Friday when Stankowski and a government official signed an agreement on a 30-year lease for the buildings that will house the museum. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)
October 19, 2018 - 11:39 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Plans call for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum to be housed in a former children's hospital that was within...
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FILE--In this June 18, 1997, file p photo, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen joins in with the band and plays electric guitar at an election night victory party in the early morning hours in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, had returned (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
October 16, 2018 - 3:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen used the fortune he made from...
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Tourists from Taiwan take photographs with the closed Acropolis ancient site in the background in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 during a 24-hour strike called by a Greek union representing staff at the country's ancient site. The union accused the Greek government of failing to list publicly-owned properties that have been transferred to a powerful privatization fund created during the country's international bailouts. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 11, 2018 - 1:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees. Scores of tourists gathered Thursday outside the Acropolis, initially...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, actress and singer Lady Gaga poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Star Is Born" in London. Next year's Met Gala theme will be 'camp,' organizers revealed Tuesday, Oct. 9. It's a shift in tone and content from this year's meditation on Catholicism. The celebrity co-chairs will include Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles, along with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala will be downright campy. No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that "Camp: Notes on Fashion" will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where...
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October 08, 2018 - 9:45 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An exhibition in Syria's capital of hundreds of artifacts includes many that museum officials say were retrieved from rebel-held areas amid recent gains by the military. Those on display Monday at the Opera House are just some of the roughly 20,000 pieces that officials...
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A model wears a creation for Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2019 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, Oct.1, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 01, 2018 - 10:51 am
PARIS (AP) — An on-form Stella McCartney presented her first Paris Fashion Week collection since taking full control of her eponymous design house this year by buying the 50 percent stake owned by luxury giant Kering. The British-American designer used her new independence to go back to her...
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September 25, 2018 - 12:45 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has given four-year suspended prison sentences to two Bulgarian women who smeared centuries-old artifacts in three Athens museums with frying oil for apparently religious reasons. Defense lawyer Maria Constantopoulou said her clients said they believed they were...
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Pope Francis pays a visit to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Francis began his second day in the Baltics in Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 10:20 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Pope Francis warned against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance Sunday for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II. Francis began his second day...
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