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Museum readies new home for age-old treasures

After a three-year, $99 million construction effort, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is putting the finishing touches on a new home that shows off old favorites and a brand-new centerpiece for the ages: a 66 million-year-old T. rex skull that … Continue reading

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Space fans set to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary

The countdown is on for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that means the appointment books for space luminaries and their fans are filling up like the propellant tanks on a Saturn V rocket. Seattle’s Museum of … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing saves digital artifacts in Brazil

One of the greatest tragedies in the museum world transpired over the weekend when fire broke out at Brazil’s Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, touching off a mad scramble to save physical and virtual treasures. Many of the 200-year-old natural history … Continue reading

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