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The #AcropolisMuseum in #Athens is a striking museum completed in 2009. Designed by the renown architect Bernard #Tschumi the museum was built to be in harmony with the Sacred Rock and the #Parthenon itself. #Museum #architecture #MuseumsUnlocked @profdanhicks @cultureGR 1/4
Tschumi and his Greek collaborator, Michael Fotiadis, came up with a design based on movement and light, embodying an ethos that this museum needs to consider its role both as a repository for its collections and as an influential context for the Classical art of its time. 2/4
The essence of the architects' brief was to construct a museum that would establish a unique visual experience with the #Parthenon, not as destination museum, but in a sensual dialogue between the #ParthenonSculptures and the Parthenon itself that would reach across centuries 3/4
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when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. ❤️🌊🔥🔥🔥👀
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Starting today we will share an interesting article each day (for a few days). Different perspectives that explain why we shd #BringOurGodsHome.
Pls Read and Share, if you enjoy them. 1/n #thread Image
Prof. Neil Brodie analyses if #museums are Victims or Villains? and how ethical is buying stolen heritage.
This article in @eOrganiser.
#BringOurGodsHome 2/n Image
Two things to note about this recovered #Buddha:
1. There was no record/FIR of its theft (quite a common problem).
2. Concerned officer refuses to agree that murtis were ever stolen.
#BringOurGodsHome 3/n Image
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Week 5 update on #museum staff impact: total furloughed and laid off staff this week stands at 11,429 (6.5% of Feb 2020 employment). It's not a huge increase over last week (10,688/6%). We know this sheet is an undercount, but it does indicate staff impact has slowed.
That's likely thanks to the hope of payroll protection in the CARES act. Museums are currently exploring its stipulations and limits. It provides payroll support for 8-week period between March 27 and June 30.…
It also means that some museums may seek to re-hire employees furloughed/laid off before June 30, because that would enable them to hold on to maximum loan forgiveness.
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At the of COVID Week 4, the total combined #museum furloughs/layoffs tracked on this sheet stands at 8485, or nearly 5% of the total people employeed in this profession according to BLS stats from Feb 2020. I'm adding a few additional notes to this thread.…
First, we know this is a significant undercount. The sheet only shows data someone has entered. Sometimes data comes from announcements by museums themselves, sometimes by employees (both affected and remaining), and sometimes because it's been reported in the local press.
Second, in some cases we know there have been layoffs or furloughs, but not how many or who has been impacted. So the sheet in some cases indicates that there's been impact, but we don't have the numbers. So the actual number is probably quite a bit higher than 8485/5%.
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Am thinking it’s time for another #museum #TwitterTour—get ready....Catch the wave 🌊 & get ready for #Hokusai at the @smithsonian @FreerSackler #FreerSackler & a stop at @SIGardens 🇺🇸🇯🇵 #MadAboutHokusai Hokusai: Mad about Painting #北斎 
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Have a read: a timeline of the man behind the iconic 🌊 #wave.
#MadAboutHokusai #JapaneseArt #Hokusai @FreerSackler

DYK: Hokusai Katsushika (d. 1849) created his most striking works after he turned 80 (& lived to 90). 🙌 #thefutureofaging @MIAging @Paul_Irving1 @psb_dc 🖖 #北斎 ImageImageImageImage
DYK: #Japan's passports will now feature iconic artwork from the legendary artist #Hokusai.

Learn more about his influential work via the @FreerSackler's #MadAboutHokusai exhibit, featuring over 120 works on display until Nov 8th! #北斎 @JapanEmbDC…
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Next month I’m going on a railway adventure, travelling from Edinburgh to Hong Kong by train. 🚂

8,246 miles including part of the Trans-Siberian, and the Trans-Mongolian railway. I can’t wait!!!…

#edinburghtohk #lessflying #transsiberian #traintravel
I’m off - Day 1 of my #trainadventure travelling from Edinburgh to Hong Kong! 🚂

Train #1 from Edinburgh to London was cancelled 😕 so I get two trains instead of one... first to Carlisle on @TPExpressTrains, next stop London with @AvantiWestCoast 🙂

Up early at pretty London St Pancras for the @Eurostar to Amsterdam 🇬🇧 🇳🇱

The 3rd train on my epic train journey from Edinburgh to Hong Kong! 🚂

#edinburghtohk #trainadventure #traintravel #lowcarbontravel #lessflying #flyless
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Eigentlich wollte ich nichts dazu schreiben, weil überhaupt gar keine Zeit. Aber dann habe ich die beiden Ausstellungen "Link-KI" und "Gefährlicher See" in #Konstanz gesehen und wenn einem ein Thema schon so fein serviert wird, muss man eben doch was schreiben. Ein Thread.
Also: Worum geht es beim Ausstellung machen? Auf Themen aufmerksam machen, Sachverhalte verständlich erläutern, Wissen schaffen und verbreiten und ja, man darf auch Spaß haben in Ausstellungen. Schauen wir uns an, wie das die beiden Ausstellungen in #Konstanz tun.
Da ist zum einen die Ausstellung „Gefährlicher See“ vom #Rosgartenmuseum im Richentalsaal des Kulturzentrums. Sie widmet sich, wie der Name schon sagt, den gefährlichen Seiten des Bodensees. Die Schau berichtet von Überschwemmungen, Schiffsunglücken und ein bisschen auch von...
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Dear DCRoadTripper,

CIA #Museum is not open to the public, so you can’t come here in person. However, Washington DC is home to @smithsonian’s wonderful museums [free & open to the public!] & 2 museums run by our colleague’s @FBI & @NSAGov.

If you contact your local congressional representative, you can look at arranging a tour @FBI Headquarters of its exhibit, The FBI Experience:

And @NSAGov has its very own National Cryptologic Museum:

As for CIA, although you may not be able to visit our museum in person, we do have the next best thing: We can open our virtual doors to you!

Take a sneak peek inside CIA HQs, including the Memorial Wall, “Bubble,” Kryptos, & our galleries

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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights.… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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I am not sure we will ever be able to process the loss of Brazil's #MuseuNacional. It's not only a loss of specimens, documents, artifacts; it's the loss of future discovery and knowledge, not only by scholars examining the collection but by visitors sating their curiosity. /1
Many people consider #museums "attics"--the @smithsonian, for example, is the US's "national attic." When a museum sells a "beloved" artifact there's always a hue and cry about it. Think, for example, of Eakins' "The Gross Clinic" and the recent case of the Berkshire Museum. /2
"Attic" assumes dust, neglect, nostalgia, even an amnesia to be restored through discovery. #museums /3
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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: Pneumatic-Tube Carrier System

CIA communication pre-Twitter?

Lamson Corp installed a pneumatic-tube mail-delivery system in Original Headquarters Building (OHB) during construction. System had more than 30 miles of 4‑inch-diameter steel tubing. At the time, this system was one of the world’s largest.
The original system had about 150 receiving/dispatching stations throughout OHB. Shown here is one of the many vacuum-driven carriers that sped along the system, moving mail from one station to another. The system operated from 1962 until 1989.
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CIA #Museum Artifact of the Week: #Minox B Camera

In 1936, Walter Zapp, a Latvian engineer, developed a portable #camera that would fit easily into the palm of the hand & yet take high-quality, spontaneous pictures.
The Minox camera, in its various models, was the world’s most widely used spy camera. The camera was a marvel of technology, using film 1/4 the size of standard film, with 50 frames in a cassette. Ultra-light aluminum-shell Minox B was produced 1958-1972.
Because of its small size, Minox subminiature cameras were easy to conceal. It could also take excellent photographs of documents at close range & was a natural for secret photography. Its inventor, Walter Zapp, passed away on July 17, 2003.
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CIA #Museum AotW: Flag that Flew Above the Glomar Explorer

This flag would have witnessed the stand-off of 3 Soviet vessels encircling the Glomar Explorer as they tried to discern why the American ship was anchored in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
March 1968: Soviet sub K-129, armed with nuclear ballistic missiles, sinks.
May 1968: US located sub about 1,500 miles NW of Hawaii.
Recognizing the value of the intel on Soviet strategic capabilities that would be gained if the sub were recovered, CIA agreed to lead recovery.
CIA’s mission: recover the 1,750-ton, 132-foot-long wrecked sub from more than 3 miles below the ocean surface… in total secrecy.

1970: CIA engineers & contractors concluded the only solution was to use a large mechanical claw to grab the sub & lift it.
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