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2013-08-29 23:18:40

Document That Helped Shape the U.S. Constitution to Go on Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 An original edition of the “Magna Carta,” and the only known example of the King’s Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta, will travel to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from its home in Hereford Cathedral, and can be viewed for a limited time,...

2013-03-28 23:03:01

The Phoenician alphabet now brings a new dimension of interest to this year´s National Library Week. See details on the Santorini website. Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 The Phoenician alphabet now brings a new dimension of interest to this year´s National Library Week. See details on the Santorini website. All the books we read owe their origin to the Phoenician alphabet, and that intriguing fact now adds a new element to this year´s celebration of National Library Week...

2012-02-08 23:53:48

You often hear about the Framers of the Constitution, but not so much the framers of the Magna Carta. They work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Not the authors, of course; they've been dead 700 years. But a NIST engineering team, at the behest of the National Archives, designed and built a state-of-the-art encasement and transport cart to protect the Archive's prized copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Their work–and the freshly conserved Magna...

2011-06-14 12:39:00

Gift to Enhance and Expand Museum Experience, including New Permanent Exhibition Gallery, at the National Archives WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives has received a $13.5 million gift from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to enhance and expand the museum offerings at the National Archives. This gift, the largest single contribution ever received by the Foundation for the National Archives, will help create a new permanent...

2010-01-13 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Library of Congress the James Ford Bell Trust unveiled Matteo Ricci's 1602 "Impossible Black Tulip," a massive map showing the world with China at its center. It is the first map in Chinese to show the Americas, and the first printed map incorporating Eastern and Western cartography. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/jamesfordbell/41720/ (Photo:...

2009-08-11 13:11:00

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From Beverly Hills to Berlin; from Miami to Melbourne; from big screens to home screens, Warner Bros. Entertainment has for the past year been celebrating the 70th anniversary of an iconic American classic, The Wizard of Oz, with a slate of spectacular festivities spanning the globe. This September, the celebration culminates in New York City with a series of sparkling events. The festivities will commence on Thursday, September 24, with the...

2008-11-26 14:00:27

Pop artist Nelson De La Nuez says Warner Bros. selected him to re-interpret the iconic Hollywood film The Wizard of Oz. His exclusive, limited edition piece is to be among those sold through Warner Bros. Consumer Products' Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection, in conjunction with the film's 70th anniversary. The one-of-a-kind interpretive works of art are to be sold through the artist, authorized galleries and publishers. De La Nuez's hand-painted mixed media artwork, Ditching Dorothy, is...

2008-07-04 09:00:28

By Tony Paterson A print of Fritz Lang's Metropolis has been found that includes almost a quarter of the silent film which was thought to have been lost. After being edited out and, it was thought, lost in 1927, the missing scenes were found on three reels uncovered at a small cinema museum in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, earlier this year. They were flown to Berlin this week and have now been authenticated by film historians. Yesterday, Anke Wilkening, one of the team of...

2008-07-02 12:00:49

The latest edition of Germany's Die Zeit magazine shows details of scenes that have long been missing from Fritz Lang's classic 1927 silent film Metropolis. In its issue out Thursday, the magazine reports exclusively about how the footage was tracked down in the archive of the Cinema Museum in Buenos Aires. The magazine also offers details of scenes long considered lost. The publication said Rainer Rother, artistic director of the Deutsche Kinemathek Museum in Berlin, examined the...

2008-07-02 06:00:36

HAMBURG, Germany, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a press pre-release of DIE ZEIT No. 28 first on sale on Thursday, 03 July 2008 For 80 years the original version of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" has been considered lost. The ZEITmagazin shows details from the missing scenes of the 1927 masterpiece for the first time in its Thursday edition, and reports exclusively on how the film was tracked down in the archive of the Museo del Cine (Cinema Museum) in Buenos Aires. Through this new...