| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:53 PM
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The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10% above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Because of budget cuts mandated by the federal sequestration, the Smithsonian Institution will begin closing galleries in some art museums to the public.
Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough said Tuesday in a news release that the temporary closings would...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Recruiting a new leader for a big museum can take months — sometimes more than a year — involving search committees, consultants and rounds of interviews and negotiations.
In the case of the Autry National Center of the American West,...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The Tewaaraton Foundation today announced the Tewaaraton Award men's and women's nominees, including 2012 winners Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland) and Peter Baum (Colgate). Twenty-five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which 10 finalists...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington have had to close some spaces due to the effects of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the organization announced this week.
The budget cuts have resulted in a reduction in a contract for...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger.
She was already forgotten...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The Orange County Regional History Center received a Golden Brick Award from the Downtown Orlando Partnership for its 2012 Trick or Treat Safe Zone, a free five-hour event for families with children ages 12 and under that drew 4,000 last October.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:17 PM
On his first trip to Washington, Austin Jarvis most wanted to visit the Lincoln Memorial, so the 11-year-old from Georgia was displeased when he and his family had to settle for an obstructed view.
Five preservationists stood on three tiers of...