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2012-04-27 23:02:25

FORA.tv to Broadcast “The Female In Evolution” Symposium Presented by The California Academy of Sciences and The Leakey Foundation San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world´s best conferences and events, will broadcast “The Female In Evolution” Symposium on Saturday, April 28th. Presented by The California Academy of Sciences and The Leakey Foundation, the day-long symposium will...

2011-06-21 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22: V-MAIL Profile America -- Wednesday, June 22nd. One of the biggest advances in bolstering the morale of the nation's armed forces has been the ability to send and receive electronic mail from such remote areas as Afghanistan. While today it's e-mail, in World War II, it was...

2010-11-18 14:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco's Asian Art Museum will keep its doors open and maintain operations despite financial challenges faced by the Asian Art Museum's Foundation, which is the private fundraising arm of the Museum. "The Museum is fortunate to have the support of donors from around the world. Donations from individuals, the Museum's board, and our corporate and Foundation partners remain strong" said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. "I want to...

2010-10-28 10:08:00

Audit says sculptures, Civil War era-rifle among 1,800 missing pieces HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sculptures by a famous artist, an almost 800-year-old Turkish gold ring, and a Civil War-era rifle are among the more than 1,800 historic artifacts that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission cannot locate and are considered missing, Auditor General Jack Wagner said. Based on the physical inventories of 11 collections conducted by the commission between...

2010-10-26 08:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Where there's silver, there's tarnish. While getting the tarnish off your flatware might be an occasional inconvenience, to museum curators and conservators, it's a threat to irreplaceable works of art. To protect these objects for generations to come, scientists from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, have teamed up with conservators from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md., to...

2010-09-10 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the request by Greece for the US to place restrictions on the import of archaeological material. Greece considers there to be a serious problem with the looting of archaeological sites. In May 2010 a pair of sixth century BC statues of naked youths ("kouroi") were recovered in a police raid from near Corinth. There is a possibility that they were removed from the nearby site of Tenea. The seizure was made...

2010-08-12 07:40:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Photonix today announced that the Center for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), located at the Louvre Palace has purchased a T-Ray 4000®, as its instrument of choice for performing investigations into art conservation and restoration using terahertz technology. The system, which will be located in the most prestigious art restoration research center in France, will be available to...

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2010-08-04 10:43:37

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, at its 34th session in Brasília, Brazil, has, for the first time, endorsed a study in science heritage. The thematic study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy, prepared within the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, presents an overall vision of astronomical heritage and attempts to identify some of the most outstanding examples that are of significance to everyone. The study is the result of a...

2010-05-03 07:15:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to properly caring for a collection, there's much more involved than simply cleaning off the dust bunnies. Collections are often valuable and need to be documented in the event of possible disaster or theft. Without a proper record, as well as a legitimate assessment of the collection's value, it can be tough for a homeowner to receive full reimbursement from an insurance company. While many people do have home insurance that meets basic...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin