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Articles with keyword "museums"

Grant Wood (America, 1891-1942), Tree Planting Group, 1937

50 States of Preservation: Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, Iowa

By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps the Dubuque Museum of Art preserve art collections focused on the Midwest.

Gary Vikan

Conversation

A Museum Curator Learns That Trading in Sacred Objects Can Be a Shady Business

Meet a museum head who left visitors to the Walters Art Museum transformed.

Detail of the Winged Victory of Samothrace

Curio

Searching for the True Origins of the Louvre's Winged Victory

For more than 2,000 years, the Winged Victory of Samothrace has been surrounded in mystery, and still she beguiles.

Star Island Oceanic Hotel 1916

50 States of Preservation: The Star Island Corporation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

By Ralph Canevali

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps illuminate and protect seacoast collections at the Celia Thaxter Museum and Vaughn Cottage on New Hampshire's Star Island.

The 1908 Buick displayed in the lobby of the Fort Smith Museum of History

50 States of Preservation: Fort Smith Museum of History in Fort Smith, Arkansas

By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps Fort Smith Museum of History preserve treasured artifacts of the town's past for thousands of visitors each year.

A summer visitor with a stereoviewer learning about 19th-century 3-D.

50 States of Preservation: Edmond Historical Society and Museum in Edmond, Oklahoma

By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants have helped Oklahoma's Edmond Historical Society & Museum preserve photographs, farm equipment, furniture, and artifacts documenting Edmond from its pioneer roots to the present.

Jackie Kennedy with model of Lafayette Square

Feature

The White House Historical Association Tells the Saga of a Living Museum

From Dolley Madison saving Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812, the furnishings of the White House set the stage for the country's history.

photo, woman standing in museum examining painting

Feature

How to Visit a Museum

Wearing the right shoes and other tips for getting the most from our palaces of culture

A visitor uses the Cleveland Museum of Art's Gallery One touch screen

Feature

Museums in the Age of Social

Museums are turning away from big exhibitions and toward community.