Cultural history museums

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2001 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine in its 50-year lifetime at Jet's Chicago headquarters. The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn the fact that the prints won't fully be in the hands of an African American-owned entity. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 25, 2019 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Darren Walker was featured in The New York Times two decades ago, his grandmother asked when he would appear in "The Jet." "Until you made it in The Jet, you haven't made it in the African American community," Walker said. "That story is a metaphor for the reverence...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:15 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association has said that some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended their donations out of concern over the government's failure to extend the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five...
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A 3D printed recreation of the ancient Lion of Mosul, which was destroyed by the Islamic State group at the Mosul Museum in Iraq, is displayed as part of the 'What Remains' exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The exhibit, which runs from July 5 until January 5, 2020, explores why cultural heritage is attacked during historical and contemporary conflicts. (AP Photo/Natasha Livingstone)
July 03, 2019 - 3:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in what's now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, talks about the museum's first year and his vision for the future of the exhibits, in Washington. Bunch was named May 28, 2019, as the 14th Smithsonian Secretary by the Smithsonian's board of regents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Lonnie Bunch started working on the Smithsonian's first black museum, he had no collection, no building and one employee. The Smithsonian Institution rewarded the founding director of the wildly popular museum on Tuesday by putting him in charge of all 19 of its museums,...
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Lisa Sasaki, the director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, poses for a photograph in front of the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. On May 18, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center launches a $25 million fundraising drive for permanent gallery space on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with a glitzy party in Los Angeles full of celebrities and politicians.. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 11:51 am
The Smithsonian's initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the...
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FILE - This May 12, 2005 file photo shows an unidentified visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called "Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday, April 30, 2019 that the museum that acquired the priceless, Nazi-looted painting in 1992 is the work's rightful owner, and not the survivors of the Jewish woman who surrendered it 80 years ago to escape the Holocaust. Under Spanish law, he ruled, the painting is legally the museum's, although he also criticized Spain, calling its decision to keep it "inconsistent" with international agreements. The museum's U.S. attorney, Thaddeus Stauber, said he believes the decision finally puts an end to a bitter legal fight that has pitted the family of Lilly Cassirer against the museum for 20 years. (AP Photo/Mariana Eliano, File)
May 01, 2019 - 12:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday that a Spanish museum that acquired a priceless, Nazi-looted painting in 1992 is the work's rightful owner, and not the survivors of the Jewish woman who surrendered it 80 years ago to escape the Holocaust. Although U.S. District Judge...
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In this photo made 27 April 2019, Polish actress Magdalena Cielecka aims a banana like a gun at her head to protest the removal of an art work from the National Museum in Warsaw that features a woman eating a banana with visible pleasure, which the conservative authorities say is obscene. wld (AP Photo/Dario Salina)
April 29, 2019 - 8:30 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest after the country's authorities called an artwork featuring the fruit obscene and removed it from a top national gallery. The 1973 video "Consumer Art," by prominent artist...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018 photo provided by Musealia Entertainment SL, concrete posts topped with barbed and electrified wires from the Auschwitz concentration camp are shown while on exhibit in Madrid, Spain. The fence will be among hundreds of artifacts from Auschwitz displayed at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage during an exhibit entitled "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away," that opens to the public on May 8, 2019. The exhibit, which includes a rail car like the ones used to transport prisoners to the camp, runs through Jan. 3, 2020. (Jose Barera/Musealia Entertainment SL via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have witnessed the arrival of a remnant of the Holocaust: a vintage German train car like those used to transport people to Auschwitz and other death camps. A crane lowered it onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday. Prisoners' belongings, as...
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This image provided by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, shows Henri-Edmond Cross’ “Regatta in Venice” from 1903/04, which is currently on show at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, near Berlin. The painting is on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The heirs of a Jewish collector say the painting was stolen from their family by the Nazis, and have filed a legal request for its return, a German newspaper reported Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 7:46 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The heirs of a Jewish collector say a painting from a Texas museum on loan in Germany was stolen from their family by the Nazis, and have filed a legal request for its return, a German newspaper reported Wednesday. German daily Bild reported the unidentified heirs are claiming...
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People pass a commemorative memorial statue to perpetuating the memory of the 'Kindertransport' (children transport) near Friedrichstrasse train station in central in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 17, 2018 - 3:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on...
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