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New York City’s Museum Of Ice Cream

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The chocolate chamber. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

Photograph: Bebeto Matthew/AP

For the month of August, a studio space across from the Whitney Museum has been transformed into the Museum of Ice Cream where visitors can swim in a pool of rainbow sprinkles. The six-room experience is a sensory delight that looks like a hipster paradise – all the wall art is selfie-friendly, and the sprinkle pool has a mirror hanging above it.

 

 

The 3D Printed House

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The 3D Print Canal House is a three-year publically accessible ‘Research & Design by Doing’ project in which an international team of partners from various sectors works together on 3D printing a full-size canal house in Amsterdam.
The building site is designed as a growing exhibition and open to the public. The feedback from audiences generates input for research and market explorations:

The 3D Print Canal House consists of 13 different rooms that each consist of various elements. Each room showcases a research update in shape, structure and material. The house is printed with the KamerMaker – a gigantic FDM printer that can print elements of 2 x 2 x 3,5 meters, developed by DUS. The building site is located in Amsterdam North.

 

Thirty Finalist For The National Medal for Museum & Library Service

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Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services presents select museums and libraries with the nation’s highest honor,
the 
National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The Thirty Finalist For 2016

Libraries

  • Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Dallas Public Library (Dallas, Texas)
  • Haines Borough Public Library (Haines, Alaska)
  • Illinois Fire Service Institute Library (Champaign, Illinois)
  • James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, Washington)
  • Juneau Public Libraries (Juneau, Alaska)
  • Kitsap Regional Library (Bremerton, Washington)
  • Longmont Public Library (Longmont, Colorado)
  • Madison Public Library (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • North Carolina State University Libraries (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Otis Library (Norwich, Connecticut)
  • Richland Library (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) (San Mateo, California)
  • Santa Ana Public Library (Santa Ana, California)
  • Terrebonne Parish Library System (Houma, Louisiana

Museums

  • Chicago History Museum (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Children’s Museum Tucson (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • Dallas Holocaust Museum (Dallas, Texas)
  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  • Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
  • Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center (Toledo, Ohio)
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, Wisconsin)
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for Children (Gulfport, Mississippi)
  • Mid-America Science Museum (Hot Springs, Arkansas)
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz, California)
  • Nantucket Historical Association (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
  • Tomaquag Museum (Exeter, Rhode Island)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, New York

Winner to be announced soon

30 Finalists For The 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities

The Finalist 2016

The National Medal winners will be named later this spring, and representatives from winning institutions will travel to Washington, D.C., to be honored in a White House ceremony

Sleepovers @ The Museum….For Adults

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Can You Decipher The Written Code On This Sword?

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The double-edged steel sword, which belongs to the British Museum, is on loan as part of an exhibit celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Discovered in a river in 1825, the sword dates back to the same time that the Magna Carta was first written and was likely owned by a wealthy knight or a noble

British Library still looking for the public to decipher the inscription on this sword. A double-edged sword, 13th century, possibly of German manufacture but discovered in England in the 19th century (British Museum 1858,1116.5): image courtesy of the British Museum – The indecipherable inscription,is found along one of its edges and inlaid in gold wire. It has been speculated that this is a religious invocation, since the language is unknown. -This sword was found in the River Witham, Lincolnshire, in July 1825, and was presented to the Royal Archaeological Institute by the registrar to the Bishop of Lincoln. –

It has been speculated that the language is Latin. Here is the inscription to decipher( looks rather plan for a Knights Templar sword)

+NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI+

13th century River Witham sword

The Strong:The National Museum of Play

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The Strong® is a extremely interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families.Housing the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and home to the following:

International Center for the History of Electronic Games

National Toy Hall of Fame,

 World Video Game Hall of Fame,

Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play,

Woodbury School

American Journal of Play.

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