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(via Canadian Museum for Human Rights Nears Opening After Difficult Decade)
After years of planning and controversy, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is officially opening on September 20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With a $351 million design of glass and bending lines by Antoine Predock, crowned by a 23-story “Tower of Hope,” its 47,000 square feet of gallery space are the elaborate setting for an ambitious mission.
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(via Canadian Museum for Human Rights Nears Opening After Difficult Decade)

After years of planning and controversy, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is officially opening on September 20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With a $351 million design of glass and bending lines by Antoine Predock, crowned by a 23-story “Tower of Hope,” its 47,000 square feet of gallery space are the elaborate setting for an ambitious mission.

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(via LACMA Is the First Museum to Join Snapchat)
Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren’t surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month. But why would this august museum decide to join this particular social network? Maybe because it’s the fourth most popular with US teens (behind Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram)? According to one stat, 43% of 12- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat at least once a day.
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(via LACMA Is the First Museum to Join Snapchat)

Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren’t surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month. But why would this august museum decide to join this particular social network? Maybe because it’s the fourth most popular with US teens (behind Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram)? According to one stat, 43% of 12- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat at least once a day.

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(via Gallery Whispers and Lunch in the Cafe: Mapping Museums Through Their Sounds)
“There are so many sounds in museums that we usually ignore that are absolutely engrossing once you take the time to focus on them,” says artist John Kannenberg, who’s been recording museum noise for 15 years. “Standing in a space like the Great Court at the British Museum is so amazing to me — all that reverb and swampy, thick and thin sound. Sitting in a very quiet gallery while people whisper to each other, that dense amount of silence with wispy little bits of unintelligible dialogue, practically gives me goosebumps.”
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(via Gallery Whispers and Lunch in the Cafe: Mapping Museums Through Their Sounds)

“There are so many sounds in museums that we usually ignore that are absolutely engrossing once you take the time to focus on them,” says artist John Kannenberg, who’s been recording museum noise for 15 years. “Standing in a space like the Great Court at the British Museum is so amazing to me — all that reverb and swampy, thick and thin sound. Sitting in a very quiet gallery while people whisper to each other, that dense amount of silence with wispy little bits of unintelligible dialogue, practically gives me goosebumps.”

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End of the Corcoran? New Plan Would Dissolve the Gallery

Plans Underway to Break Up Corcoran Gallery in DC

The Corcoran Gallery's beaux-arts building

The Corcoran Gallery’s Beaux-Arts building, designed by Ernest Flagg (photo by Laura Padgett, via art around on Flickr)

After years of financial crisis, Washington, DC’s Corcoran Gallery of Art — the city’s largest and oldest private museum, which focuses on American art — has announced a plan that would see it “cease to exist as an independent institution,” the Washington Post reports.

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