Latest Museology Stories

2009-09-01 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has drawn attention to hundreds of historic sites and other favorite places across the country with a creative and engaging social media campaign, This Place Matters. Launched earlier this summer with support and guidance from Charity Dynamics, the campaign enables individuals to share stories and photos of places that matter to them and also discuss ways to preserve those places. NTHP is a...

2009-08-11 20:28:53

A gold-banded dagger still wrapped in an animal-skin sheath was found in a grave dating from the early Bronze Age, Scottish archaeologists said Tuesday. Kenneth Brophy of the University of Glasgow said archaeologists were even more amazed by other objects in the grave, The Scotsman reported. These were organic materials preserved for 4,000 to 5,000 years, including a wooden bowl, a skin bag and bits of bark and remains of plants. The high quality of preservation is of exceptional importance...

2009-08-07 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the impact of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) policy on the acquisition of antiquities. In June 2008 the AAMD adopted a "New Report on Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art". The reports stated that AAMD members -- 193 at present -- "should not acquire a work unless research substantiates that the work was outside its country of probable modern discovery before 1970 or was...

2009-07-16 07:10:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the middle of summer, a time when many people are heading off for vacations, hoping to leave behind their cares and worries. Unfortunately, this also affords opportunities for burglars to prey on temporarily vacated residences, making home safety a major concern for vacationers. For victims of burglary or theft, life becomes even more complicated when it comes time to file a police report and insurance claim for missing items. More often than...

2009-05-29 12:00:00

Leading Antiquities Dealer Urges Other Dealers to Follow Suit NEW YORK and GENEVA, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Ancient Art, the world's leading dealer in rare treasures from ancient Western civilizations, announced today that it has voluntarily repatriated 251 antiquities valued at $2.7 Million (EU 2Million) to the State of Italy. "We returned these ancient artifacts in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration with the international art world, and to demonstrate Phoenix's commitment...

2009-05-14 07:10:00

Home inventory service offers protection and peace of mind to property-owners while providing home inventory business opportunities LEAWOOD, Kan., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It's heartbreaking to suffer through property loss from natural disaster, fire or theft. But to face a messy insurance claims process because of the lack of a legitimate home inventory is even more crushing -- and the very reason why Kansas City-area KC Home Inventory (http://www.kchomeinventory.com) has been dedicated to...

2009-05-05 09:54:43

Having worked for 25 years at fragile archaeological sites in Peru, UCLA archaeologist Charles "Chip" Stanish held his breath when the online auction house eBay launched more than a decade ago. "My greatest fear was that the Internet would democratize antiquities trafficking, which previously had been a wealthy person's vice, and lead to widespread looting," said the UCLA professor of anthropology, who directs the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Indeed, eBay has drastically altered the...

2009-03-10 07:00:00

LACMA Visitors Experience Personalized and Interactive 3D Virtual Multimedia Tours Powered by Virtual Gallerie SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Gallerie, LLC (VG), a 3D software and production company that caters to museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, launched the first personalized and interactive multimedia museum tour in virtual 3D online for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA now offers their visitors a free multimedia tour on a Nokia...

2009-03-09 13:37:00

Conference Features Sustainability as a Focus SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce Donovan Rypkema, renowned historic preservation economist, will be the keynote speaker of its upcoming 34th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CAApril 16-19, 2009. Rypkema is recognized as an industry leader in the economics of preserving historic structures. Since 1983 he has provided ongoing consulting services to the National Trust for...

2009-01-16 14:59:00

Premier asked to honor results CHICAGO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sellers Capital LLC (Sellers Capital), the largest shareholder of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Premier) (PRXI), representing approximately 16.3% of the outstanding shares, announced today that it has received and delivered to Premier sufficient consents to elect its four nominees to Premier's board of directors. Although it continues to receive consents from shareholders, Sellers Capital has already received consents from...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'