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2014-09-18 12:26:31

The Institute of Museums and Library Sciences has awarded funding to The Mütter Museum, La Salle University Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that four museums in his Philadelphia district will receive grant awards totaling $524,485 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Institute--a federal agency...

2014-09-17 23:02:45

Classically Trained Young Musicians Will Perform at the Museum Starting September 19, 2014 Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Boston Children’s Museum and From the Top have partnered to create a monthly concert series, introducing young Museum visitors to musicians from Boston-based arts organization From the Top, America’s premier national platform celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Many of the young musicians featured will also...

2014-09-09 08:25:26

Initiative increases access to cultural institutions through technology NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the expansion and rebranding of Bloomberg Connects (formerly known as the Digital Engagement Initiative). Bloomberg Connects provides funding for the development of technology to increase access to cultural institutions and enhance visitor experiences. The expansion includes a new $17 million commitment to support the...

2014-07-24 23:04:46

Exhibit and Website Inspire Families to Look Up, Explore the Sun, the Moon and the Stars Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Boston Children’s Museum opens a new exhibit on Saturday, July 26, My Sky, funded by NASA and created through a partnership between Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The exhibit is an immersive and inspiring traveling exhibit designed to engage adults and children, ages 5 – 10, in early investigations of astronomical science....

2014-07-15 23:07:48

Exhibit Inspires Children to Notice the Small Sounds that Go Unnoticed in Our Mostly Visual World Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Boston Children’s Museum recently opened a new exhibit, A Distant Episode, created by Providence, RI artist Jesse Kaminsky. This Gallery exhibit invites visitors’ ears to spend a day at the beach - inside the gallery! A Distant Episode is a video and sound environment, like a movie except that the video is projected on the floor which means that viewers...

2014-06-20 23:02:36

EBT Card Discount removes cost barrier for low-income families. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Boston Children’s Museum recently announced that the Highland Street Foundation has committed $25,000 in support of its Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card Discount for one year. The Museum’s continuing efforts to remove cost as a barrier recently took a major leap with the Highland Street Foundation’s support. “We deeply appreciate the Highland Street Foundation’s commitment...

2014-06-05 23:07:00

New Website Expands Access to Historic Museum Exhibit Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Boston Children’s Museum has launched a new, information-rich website designed to complement and expand access to the Museum’s authentic century old Japanese House, the Kyo no Machiya, exhibit which has been part of the Museum since being donated by the city of Kyoto, Japan to the city of Boston in 1979. Formerly a merchant’s home in the silk-weaving district of Kyoto, the Japanese house was...

2014-05-30 23:08:45

Hands-on Programs Will Provide Creative Challenges and Learning Experiences Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Boston Children’s Museum recently extended their instructor-led workshops for children age 6 and older. The workshops offer unique opportunities for skill building across disciplines in informal learning environments. The workshops are hands-on in format and engage children in making and creating that provide both creative challenges and learning experiences. Since its founding...

2014-05-20 12:28:58

Dr. Griswold will apply a lifetime of experience in America's top arts institutions to strengthen, distinguish and expand the museum's influence as it enters its second century CLEVELAND, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Museum of Art's Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold's confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of the...

2014-05-15 20:22:54

MONTREAL, May 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - As a rare occasion in its 185-year history, the Crypt of the Notre?Dame Basilica will open its doors to the public as the venue for the Treasures of Napoléon, an unsurpassed exhibition showcasing the life of Napoléon I. Designed to allow visitors a remarkably intimate look at a truly legendary figure, the exhibit will be open in this fabulous setting until September 1. The exhibition, which includes more than 350 priceless objects that once belonged to...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.