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Schizophrenic Smithsonian

Link to Slide Show The Concorde and the Boeing Dash 80 are surrounded by smaller aircraft on the south end of the Boeing Aviation Hangar. Photo by, Carolyn Russo, NASM, Smithsonian Institute From the Wall Street Journal July 16, 2009 By Roy J. Harris, JR. Chantilly, Va. Link to Article …

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Museum move in trouble

Interior Rendering of new Chicago Children’s Museum By Micah Maidenberg Editor, Chicago Journal Published July 13, 2009 Link to Story “It’s a big story. Veteran Crain’s Business columnist Greg Hinz is reporting the Chicago Children’s Museum’s planned move to Grant Park is in trouble. The museum says it is moving …

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Walt Disney Family Museum

“Walt Disney Family Museum to open Oct. 1 in San Francisco” Article by Diane Haithman Original Article Back in 2007, Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt, told The Times that a new Walt Disney Family Museum —  dedicated to telling the story of the man, not the entertainment conglomerate — was being planned for San …

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Tutankhamun and Take Me There Egypt – exhibit review

Tutankhamun shabti, © SANDRO VANNINI From: Nuvo,  “Indy’s Alternative Newspaper” Posted on July 8, 2009 by Julianna Thibodeaux Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, one of the most high-profile blockbusters the city has seen recently, has just opened in unlikely quarters: the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This local …

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Hackerspaces

http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/List_of_Hacker_Spaces Hackerspaces are communites of people that gather for “Do it yourself projects” or Maker Movement projects. Most science centers lose visitors at age 12, Hackerspaces is a great way to extend participation for teenagers and adults. Read Museum 2.0 article for more information Machine Project Loves Me from Jeremy …

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Kinetic Sculptor – Reuben Margolin

Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or …

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