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Trump’s Museum Visits?


Remember that moment in Chapter 29 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in which Neville is talking to Harry, Hermione, and Ron, filling them in on what they have missed at Hogwarts during their adventures searching for hallows and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Holiday Season!


To kick off the holiday season, here is a photo I took of the trees at the United States Botanic Garden, with the US Capitol in the background, in 2008.

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Don’t Rush to Oppose a Women’s History Museum


Just before Mother’s Day, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of a feasibility study on the prospect of a privately-funded women’s history museum on or near the National Mall. To be sure, support for the bill … Continue reading

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Seven Recent Reads


“Christmas in Museum Land” by Alena Pirok in her blog Museuming. It’s a little less timely for me to write about, now that the holidays are over, but it’s not as if they won’t be back. Pirok writes, with a … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber’s Museum Visit


Teen pop star/heartthrob Justin Bieber recently visited the Anne Frank House – the building where Frank hid during World War II and kept a diary, now turned into a museum – and left this bit of profundity in the guest … Continue reading

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Museum Objects Celebrating Religious Freedom


You know those “Coexist” bumper stickers? They are objects of our time, but the idea is an old (and woefully under-realized) one. Yesterday I visited the Sackler Gallery, so that I could gawk like a fangirl at the Cyrus Cylinder, … Continue reading

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Favorite Museum Photos: Bugs!


Some six-legged creatures found on museum grounds: * October’s blog theme is Children and Museums.

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