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Refugees Become Art Guides in Germany
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, Refugees&Relief, interesting, culture, Germany, Iraq, Syria, training, museum, guide )

Naoko
- 253 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Berlin's Museum of Islamic Art is one of four in the German capital training refugees from Syria and Iraq to act as guides for others who have come to the country seeking shelter from war and hardship.
The Nine Lives of Russia's Hermitage Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, museum, Russia )

Jeri
- 286 days ago - economictimes.indiatimes.com
For more than a century visitors have marvelled at the Hermitage Museum's precious collections, and for just as long dozens of cats have prowled the Saint Petersburg palace's sprawling cellars.
Museum Cats Have Crawled Down Through Russian History
Offbeat  (tags: cats, history, museum, Russia )

Jeri
- 537 days ago - irishtimes.com
Hermitage museum houses 70 cats in its basement and courtyards
Denmark: Charles Darwin's Barnacles Found in Museum
Offbeat  (tags: Charles Darwin, museum, Denmark )

Ray
- 735 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A collection of barnacles sent by Charles Darwin as a gift to a colleague 160 years ago have been found in Denmark, it's been reported.
9/11 Museum: Obama Attends New York Ceremony
Offbeat  (tags: 9/11, Museum, World Trade Center Towers, USA )

Ray
- 835 days ago - bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama has joined September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks in New York.
Kenya to Build Africa's First Underwater Museum
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, Africa, museum )

CherAWAY
- 1553 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Kenya is on the brink of building Africa's first underwater museum, which will be dedicated to studying marine life and shipwrecks.
Monster Titaniboa Unveiled at Smithsonian
Offbeat  (tags: giant, snake, titaniboa, Smithsonian, museum, crazy, huge, big, random, bizarre, animals, off-beat, odd, interesting, unusual )

Lindsey
- 1617 days ago - news.yahoo.com
New York commuters arriving at Grand Central Station were greeted by a monstrous sight: a 48-foot-long, 2,500-pound titanoboa snake. The good news: It's not alive. Anymore. But the full-scale replica of the reptile - which was unveiled at..
PETA Wants To Turn OJ Simpson's House Into Museum
Offbeat  (tags: PETA, OJ Simpson, animals, meat, murder, museum, animals, bizarre, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pets, unusual )

Lindsey
- 1681 days ago - thepostgame.com
PETA would like to buy and turn OJ's five-bedroom home in Kendall, Fla., into a "Meat is Murder" museum. Simpson was infamously accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994.The museum would supposedly teach visitors that "nonviolence
Museum Celabrates Life Of Doraemon Creator
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, manga, anime, Doraemon, museum, Kawasaki, Fujiko F. Fujio, manga charactor, popular, children, interesting )

Naoko
- 1821 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Aomost everyone in Japan knows the story of Doraemon, the blue cat who can produce dream toys from a magic pocket in his tummy. Now, the city of Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, thinks it's time tell the story of the man behind that iconic charactor.
Balloon Bombs, Poisons All in a Day's Work at Noborito
Offbeat  (tags: museum, war, balloon bombs, poisons, Kawasaki, military, Peace Education, Japanese Army, history, secret )

Naoko
- 2142 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
"Balloon bombs aimed at North America were released by the thousands," says Meiji University professor Akira Yamada, running his hand in an up-and-down motion across a diagram of the Pacific Ocean.
Will the Man-Eaters of Tsavo Come Home ?
Offbeat  (tags: man-eater, Tsavo, wilderness, return, dangerous, museum, US, Chicago, Kenya, terror )

Naoko
- 2319 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
More than 100 years ago, the two lions roamed the wilderness of Tsavo in Kenya where they made a reputation as the two most dangerous wild canines ever to inhibit the African savannah plains.
Thatched Spring in Setagaya
Offbeat  (tags: Edo Period, Setagaya, Tokyo, farmhouses, thatched, walk, takeuma, traditional, spring, bamboo, shrine, museum )

Naoko
- 2345 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
To slough off winter sluggishness and get into step with spring, I set a course from Seijo Gakuen-Mae on the Odakyu Line to Judaibori Minkaen - a compound of late Edo Period (1860s) thatched farmhouses in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward - and ending at Futako Tama
Coral Castle Museum
Offbeat  (tags: travel, castle, Coral Castle, Museum )

Boban
- 2368 days ago - infamousplaces.info
Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin north of the city of Homestead, Florida. The structure comprises numerous megalithic coral stones each weighing several tons.
The Politics of Native American Basketry
Offbeat  (tags: museum, Native Americans, arts, baskets )

Lone
- 2423 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
"If we are not working with Native Americans, we are not doing an exhibition. It's that plain and simple," says Steven M. Karr, interim executive director of the Southwest Museum
Southwest Museum of the American Indian Store Is Closed
Offbeat  (tags: museum, Native Americans, closed, historical )

Lone
- 2446 days ago - latimes.com
The only part of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian regularly open to the public -- the museum store that had weekend hours only -- will close next month when its space is taken over by a conservation project.
 

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