Cultural Heritage, Nationalism, and Tourism

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Daughter of Amenophis IV or Akhenaten Egyptian, limestone/ red paint. “ This female head has an elongated skull, and is probably a child of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten BCE). The eye is hollow for inlaying. The piece is broken. Ancient Aliens, Ancient Egyptian Artifacts, Ancient History, Art History, Objets Antiques, Arte Tribal, Art Antique, Egypt Art, Ancient Civilizations

Pseudoarchaeology and the Racism Behind Ancient Aliens

Where, exactly, the idea of ancient aliens building the pyramids began — and why some academics think racism lies at the heart of many extraterrestrial theories.

Countries and cities often boast of having a UNESCO World Heritage tag. But how successful has UNESCO been in the domain of heritage and culture? Confederate Statues, Art Articles, Hiroshima, Beautiful Buildings, Civil Rights, Black People, Social Justice, Human Rights, Archaeology

Who Controls Cultural Heritage?

Countries and cities often boast of having a UNESCO World Heritage tag. But how successful has UNESCO been in the domain of heritage and culture?

Benin is demanding for the return of treasures that were taken during French colonial rule from the end of the century, re-opening a thorny diplomatic issue that resonates across Africa. Lawmakers and civil society groups Colonial Art, French Colonial, New Africa, Africa News, Cultural Artifact, African Artwork, First Nations, Indian Art, Art World

'Give Africa its art back', Macron's report says

A new report on the status of African objects in French museums will urge the president to return works taken “without consent” in the colonial period

The Field Museum of Chicago announced plans to renovate its Native North American Hall by fall of The makeover, the first in decades, will include collaboration and input by Native Americans. Field Museum, Social Justice, Nativity, Windbreaker, Bomber Jacket, Chicago, Culture, How To Plan, Native Americans

Chicago's Field Museum announces plans to revamp Native American Hall — with Native Americans as 'partners'

The Field Museum of Chicago announced plans to renovate its Native North American Hall by fall of 2021. The makeover, the first in decades, will include collaboration and input by Native Americans.

View of the East Wing of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin in Natural History Museum, Editorial Design, Archaeology, Climate Change, Back To School, Berlin, Nature, Museums, Tourism

The future of natural history museums | Apollo Magazine

Natural history collections are uniquely placed to help us make sense of the relationship between humans and catastrophic climate change

British Museum reveals details of transformation plan. The initiative will see the museum introduce a new gallery, refurbish two of its existing gallery spaces and bring back its disused Reading Room. London Tours, London Museums, London Art, London Travel, British Museum, British National, National Art, Museum Architecture, Tikal

Looters Beware: The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities | artnet News

A powerful new database will help experts spot looted artifacts with fake documentation sold to unwitting collectors and even other museums.

When a pipe sacred to the Dakota surfaced at auction last spring, Prairie Island leaders made it their mission to bring it back. But the odds were long, and the quest meant revisiting a horrific chapter of Minnesota's past. Take You Home, Minnesota, The Past, Auction, Tourism, Island, Spring, Block Island, Turismo

A pipe, a tribe and a quest to reclaim the past

When a pipe sacred to the Dakota surfaced at auction last spring, Prairie Island leaders made it their mission to bring it back. But the odds were long, and the quest meant revisiting a horrific chapter of Minnesota's past.

Benin Bronzes at the British Museum taken from Africa during the Imperialist Period from the area now known as Nigeria. Wouldn’t it be cool to make your own family history like these plaques? African Empires, Elgin Marbles, Weird And Wonderful, West Africa, British Museum, African Art, Bronze, Make It Yourself, Museums

British museums may loan Nigeria bronzes that were stolen from Nigeria by British imperialists

Nigeria might be willing to let Britain, the imperial power that stole its Benin Bronzes, return them on just a loan basis rather than giving them back permanently, it has emerged.

The US far right is crisscrossed with pseudo-scientific research into lost Aryan super-civilizations, biblical giants, ancient astronauts and the occasional inter-dimensional alien. How "the History Channel" has encouraged these beliefs, at the clicks. Nasa, Blue Planet Project, Aliens History, The Blue Planet, Close Encounters, History Channel, Ancient Aliens, Ufo, Real People

Close encounters of the racist kind

The modern far right is crisscrossed with pseudo-scientific research into lost Aryan super-civilizations, biblical giants, ancient astronauts and the occasional inter-dimensional alien.

What Does Archaeology Have to do with Nationalism? Terra Cotta, Archaeology, Warriors, Tourism, China, Terracotta, Turismo, Porcelain Ceramics, Porcelain

What Does Archaeology Have to Do with Nationalism? | JSTOR Daily

Many nations have adopted origin stories in order to link themselves more closely to heroic, historical figures.

Finding ourselves at Te Papa New Museum, Bouldering, New Zealand, Tourism, Maori, Turismo, Travel

Finding ourselves at Te Papa | New Zealand Geographic

Taking over where nature left off, eager hands rub river gravel into the water-worn surface of a massive greenstone boulder inside the new Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Valued by Maori and Pakeha alike, this boulder, named Mauri, meaning “life force,” is a metaphor for what Te Papa—”our place”—aspires to be: a treasure we can all appropriate and …

International repatriation of human remains of indigenous peoples - ICOM Smart Water, Museums, Tourism, Water Bottle, Culture, People, Turismo, People Illustration, Museum

International repatriation of human remains of indigenous peoples - ICOM

International Council of Museums

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Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Power of a Paid Internship: Creating pathways to careers in museums Internship Program, Phillips Collection, Personal Portfolio, Career Goals, Community College, Professional Development, White Man, Pathways, Museums

The Power of a Paid Internship: Creating pathways to careers in museums

American Alliance of Museums

De Blasio, With ‘Cultural Plan,’ Proposes Linking Money to Diversity Ford Foundation, Art Fund, Bill De Blasio, New York Museums, Small Art, City Art, Metropolitan Museum, Ny Times, Diversity

De Blasio, With ‘Cultural Plan,’ Proposes Linking Money to Diversity

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