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August 24, 2010
Location: Media Armory (beneath Trader Joe's), 12 East State St., Media Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Admission: Free Call 610-566-0788 to schedule a group or school tour. Visit for more information or to make a donation to the museum.
NEWS
December 29, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / JOHN SLAVIN
The Please Touch Museum's Traveling Trunk Show came to the Willow Grove Park mall Tuesday morning as part of the mall's "Make the Most of Your Morning" program, which runs every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
NEWS
November 7, 1991 | By Valerie Reed, Special to The Inquirer
The Business Partners Program at the James A. Michener Art Museum is 43 members strong and growing as it enters its second year. Most of the members are small businesses that have donated $250, $500 or $1,500. "In the wake of cutbacks in government funding, it's very important to acknowledge and be grateful to the private sector," said Linda Milanesi, public-relations director for the Doylestown Borough museum. "Businesses are providing for the arts a lifeline for survival.
NEWS
May 5, 1994 | by Janet Anderson, Special to the Daily News
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is temporarily closing its Museum of American Art on North Broad Street to spiff up and modernize the 1871 structure. The Annual Student Exhibition, opening tomorrow, will be the last public show. Renovation is due to begin May 28, the day after the student show closes, with the public reopening tentatively set for Nov. 11. The grand structure will be made more user-friendly, both in its public spaces and behind the scenes. Plans include a new museum cafe, as well as entrance lobby and orientation center, plus expansion of the museum's popular gift shop.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Volunteers inside the distinctive two-story Georgian Revival building at 11 Veterans Square in Media are working feverishly these days at "accessioning. " In the language of museums, the term means writing descriptions, assigning numbers and cataloguing exhibit materials, of which the Delaware County Institute of Science, the building's owner and occupant, has thousands, maybe millions. The institute was founded in 1833, according to its bylaws, "to promote the study and diffusion of general knowledge and the establishment of a museum, and to serve as a nonprofit organization for the people of Delaware County and adjoining areas.
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
The Oneida Nation of New York was an early ally of George Washington's Continental Army, so it's entirely fitting that the nation now comes to the aid of raising a Philadelphia museum exploring the struggle for American independence.   Two centuries ago, the Oneida brought bushels of corn to starving troops at Valley Forge. Today, they're bringing millions of dollars — in the form of a $10 million grant announced last week at an event in Washington, cheered by officials of the American Revolution Center, the group that is developing the Museum of the American Revolution at Third and Chestnut Streets.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | Dan Balz, Washington Post
DALLAS - There are twisted girders from the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the bullhorn that former President George W. Bush used from atop the pile of rubble at Ground Zero in New York, an exact replica of his Oval Office, even his collection of signed baseballs. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, will be dedicated Thursday morning. The ceremony will include President Obama and all of the living former presidents.
NEWS
March 9, 2012 | By Christine Bahls, For The Inquirer
If only the canteen could talk. Although the dark oak container looks inconsequential next to the original Declaration of Independence, it carries the inscription, "Carried at the Battle of the Brandywine. " The date: Sept. 11 - of the year 1777. In other words, it's a big deal. So are thousands of other artifacts - including a fowling firearm carved from curly maple; Washington's tents at Valley Forge; a list of soldiers from Massachusetts, some barely old enough to shave - destined for display at the Museum of the American Revolution, slated to open in Old City in 2015.
NEWS
April 17, 1987 | By Lucinda Fleeson, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rosenbach Museum and Library has accused its former director of misappropriating more than $250,000 worth of rare letters and manuscripts, and of selling them to a Massachusetts autograph dealer. In a civil complaint filed Wednesday, the museum alleged that Clive E. Driver, former director of the Rosenbach and now an art consultant living in Massachusetts, had for two years systematically purloined at least 30 letters written by Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other famous Americans.
NEWS
October 15, 2012 | By Christopher Weber and Alicia Chang, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in space. But Endeavour's final mission turned out to be a logistical headache that delayed its arrival to its museum resting place by about 17 hours. After a 12-mile weave past trees and utility poles that included thousands of adoring onlookers, flashing cameras, and even the filming of a TV commercial, Endeavour arrived at the California Science Center Sunday to a greeting party of city leaders and other dignitaries that had expected it many hours earlier.
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July 18, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Patricia "Trish" Wellenbach, 59, leads a children's museum, but the financial situation the Please Touch Museum found itself in last year was not child's play. Driven into bankruptcy trying to cover costs incurred in its 2008 move from Center City to Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, the museum owed $60 million. To shed the debt and exit bankruptcy, the museum paid $11.25 million, raising $5.75 million from donors, with a $3.25 million gift from an anonymous donor, and the rest from a 2006 bond sale.
NEWS
July 18, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
It took them 13 years, but an eclectic crew of volunteers and visionaries has transformed a vacant 19th-century church into the Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum. Opening Sept. 11 in the resilient rowhouse neighborhood/emerging arts district known as Waterfront South, the architecturally impressive and thematically ambitious museum will showcase the history of the city's shipbuilding and related industries, where tens of thousands of people once worked. Camden's maritime might spurred development of entire city neighborhoods such as Fairview, as well as nearby suburban communities such as Audubon Park and Brooklawn.
NEWS
July 16, 2016
Police on Thursday were investigating a threat to bomb the African American Museum in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention here this month. The museum, at Seventh and Arch Streets in Center City, received a threatening letter Thursday and reported it to police. Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan, who oversees homeland security for city police, said detectives were investigating. Museum officials could not be reached for comment. - Robert Moran
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
In a photo, six Pashtun men sip tea in Kunduz province, blocks from where al-Qaeda devised the Sept. 11 attacks. The man most in focus has a scraggly beard tinged with gray. He looks strikingly similar to Osama bin Laden - or at least that's what Steve McCurry thought when he snapped the shot in 2002. In the background sits a picture of downtown Manhattan, with the twin towers looming above the skyline. "I don't know that they were even aware that that was New York and that was the World Trade Center," McCurry said.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Edward W. Duchneskie, 88, who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II and later worked as manager of mechanical facilities at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, died Monday, July 4, at Virtua Marlton Hospital of kidney failure. Mr. Duchneskie, who lived in Cherry Hill, was born in Camden and worked at an early age to help his family, said his son, John, an assistant managing editor for the Inquirer. Mr. Duchneskie was a teenager when he joined the Merchant Marine during World War II. "He lied about his age to get into the war," his son said.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, CULTURE WRITER
The 60-year career of Jasper Johns, one of the great artmakers of his generation, will be the subject of an unprecedented simultaneous exhibition in the fall of 2020, when the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City jointly present a full retrospective covering every aspect of the 86-year-old artist's career. Perhaps best known publicly for his paintings of American flags, targets, maps, and numbers, Johns has delved deeply into drawing, sculpture, and printmaking, as well.
TRAVEL
July 4, 2016 | By Michael and Larissa Milne, For The Inquirer
Shunpiking is "use of a side road to avoid the toll on (or the speed and traffic of) a superhighway," according to Merriam-Webster. To fans of road trips, shunpiking is a celebration of the joy of driving - and of cars themselves, getting out into the countryside to explore interesting sights often missed while whizzing along the interstate. For car enthusiasts, Pennsylvania offers an opportunity to shunpike around the state while visiting some of the finest automobile museums in America.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | The Associated Press
The New York-based architectural firm that designed the Barnes Foundation Art Museum on the Parkway have been chosen to draw up plans for President Obama's presidential library in Chicago. The Barack Obama Foundation announced Thursday that Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects has been chosen for the library that will be built near the University of Chicago, where the president once taught constitutional law. Besides the Barnes, the married couple behind the firm have designed the David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Culture Writer
To say art has dominated the lives of Keith and Kathy Sachs is to say the sun shines during the day. Throughout 47 years of marriage, the Sachses have been dedicated collectors of modern art. Since the 1980s, they have focused their attention on the art of their time. In 2014, the Sachses announced that they would give the bulk of their art to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. What that transformational gift will mean to the museum will be on view beginning Tuesday, when "Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection" opens for a run through Sept.
TRAVEL
June 27, 2016
Here are the 10 favorite Rome museums of Alan Phipps Darr, the senior curator of the European Art Department and Walter B. Ford II Family Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts. He has been to Rome many times. You may not have time to see every one, but try to duck into at least a couple to see the embarrassment of artistic riches that is Rome. Domus Aurea. Nero's "Golden House" near the Colosseum features amazing frescoes but has been closed many times in the past few years because of renovations.
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