Museum Essay

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  • Museum Repatriation : The Egyptian Revolution

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    Museum Repatriation In 2011, the Egyptian Revolution sparked not only dramatic social and political changes in Egypt, but also drastic changes around the world. For years the former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, Zahi Hawass, unapologetically demanded the return of some of Ancient Egypt’s most valuable treasures including: the Rosetta Stone, the Statue of Hatshepsut, the Luxor Obelisk, the Zodiac Ceiling and Nefertiti’s Bust. He went as far as to formally demand them back and label

  • Why Libraries And Art Museums Serve The World

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    and especially you guys, for thoughtful advocacy for the core value of what our institutions represent. Why do libraries and art museums serve the world in fundamentally important ways? In much the same way one might argue why liberal education and the humanities are important. There are core skills that we all know, that those experiences in libraries, art museums, and so forth, help students to develop and that contribute to the world in deep and meaningful ways. Foundational skills of, visual

  • Why Are Museums Important? Essay

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    The Cambridge Dictionary Online defined museums as “places of study, buildings where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept, preserved and exhibited”. To The Museums Association, a museum is “an institution which collects documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets material evidence and associated information for the public benefit”. Since 1998, this definition has changed. Museums now enable the public to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They

  • The Museum Of Contemporary Art Cleveland

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    From Euclid Avenue to the east, visitors will enjoy the various buildings in Cleveland. From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the Tower City, to the University Circle, where there are many of amazing museums. No matter the famous Cleveland museum of art or Natural History Museum. The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, is undoubtedly a unique one. During the day, pedestrians and passersby see themselves reflected in the surface. As dusk sets in the building 's interior reveals itself and guests

  • Descriptive Essay On The Virtual Museum

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    I toured the virtual Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Though it was not face-to-face, I still really enjoyed my experience through the virtual word. I was more fascinated about the liveliness in the virtual world than anything else. I think the virtual museum itself was more of a work of art than the art it displayed because it covered almost every inch from many different points of view in the museum. I also liked how it was pretty easy to operate and move around, and no matter how

  • The Marbles : British Museum Loan

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    “Elgin Marbles: British Museum loan 'an affront to the Greek people '” It was this headline about the British museum decision to loan Greek god Ilissos to Russia that caught my attention. I wondered how a nation like Britain that prided itself on it ethics blatantly refuses to return a historical item that was never theirs. Why would that not be considered stealing? As I delved further into Greece’s demand for repatriation, I began to notice a common theme that ran through most items with contested

  • Factors Influencing The Way Museum Collection

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    The module leader Dr James Pardoe Factors influencing the way museum collection is presented Assessment number 1622910 Module code HI7205 From temples of sacred objects, to repositories of colonial trophies, and from monuments of civility, to spaces for self-expression and empowerment, the shape, the function and the appeal of the museum trough history and across cultures has been fashioned by the preoccupations and expectations of each society that has chosen to construct them. Wondrous and

  • Reflection Paper On Art Museum

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    and I began my visual learning exploration. The first exhibit I experienced when I walked into the museum was a jazz quartet playing music, so I stopped to listen, while I planned my schedule using the provided map and itinerary. I allowed myself time to stop and appreciate all of the art exhibits and paintings on my way to listen to a lecture located in the Gold Rush Gallery. The Crocker Art Museum was eye candy for me and I was able to view a large variety of art pieces created from a variety of

  • Current Issues Of Museums And Galleries Journal

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    “Current Issues in Museums and Galleries Journal” The purpose of this journal is to document my journey through the module. I intend as well to show how the texts have influenced my viewpoints, and contributed to my understanding of museums and visitors attitudes – mainly relating to the locations of our visits. Furthermore, I wanted to capture my musings and key passages from some of the books on the reading list, and alternate writings I discovered along the way. A lot of the issues raised in

  • The Guggenheim Museum

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    Guggenheim Museum & its Giorgio Armani Exhibition In November of 1999, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York announced that it would devote an exhibition to honor the works of the celebrated Italian designer Giorgio Armani. However, during the announcement of the exhibition, the museum did not mention that it was simultaneously entering into a three-year agreement in which Armani pledged a donation of $15 million to Guggenheim. When The New York Times unveiled Armani's gift, the museum strongly