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How Museums Foster Cultural Understanding in Cities

LACMA, The Broad, and The Getty
Parts of the Los Angeles community: LACMA, The Broad, and The Getty. Photos from left: Susan Broman, Melissa Delzio, Photos by Clark, all CC BY-NC 2.0

Now more than ever, museums matter to our global cities. More»

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Museums Based on Books: Your Nominees

Alice and Wonderland and Darth Vader
John Tenniel / gtartwork

What book would you like to see as a museum? More»

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The Future of Museums Is in Our Homes: Orhan Pamuk’s Museum Manifesto

Museum of Innocence

Inside the unusual museum of the Nobel Prize-winning author. More»

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What Was Your First Memorable Experience at a Museum?

Emma Holter

What was your first amazing moment at a museum? More»

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The Museum That Proudly Defies Understanding

Google Image search for exhibits at the Museum of Jurassic Technology
Photos don't capture the experience of the MJT. Moreover, they're forbidden.

If the wall label says it, it must be true. Right? More»

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Getty Voices: Does Text Still Matter?

Red pens, the editor's stock-in-trade

Where images are the primary sources, where does text fit in? Should museums uphold editorial standards, or go with the Web 2.0 flow? More»

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Getty Voices: The Social Museum

Where do you get new ideas?

How do we make ourselves more social, more innovative, less afraid of failure? More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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