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secret lives of museums

A Mysterious Cézanne Portrait Was Hiding Under the Layers of a Still Life

An X-ray offers a glimpse into the painter's early years.
February 1, 2023
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How Awe and Everyday Wonder Can Shape Our World

A new book aims to show how emotion "really gets us to be other-oriented, kinder, more focused on caring for the natural environment."
January 24, 2023
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coins

Can an Old Coin Solve the Mystery of a Lost Roman Emperor?

Examining whether a ruler slipped through the cracks of a tumultuous century.
January 17, 2023
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masks

In Ghana, the New Year Starts With a Fancy Dress Masquerade

Once a colonial tradition, a creative festival has been elevated to new heights.
January 11, 2023
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holidays with a twist 2022

In Liberia, Christmas Is the Time of the Dancing Devils

These masked dancers are part of traditional celebrations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast.
December 21, 2022
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year in wonder 2022

A Year of Stories About Indigenous Achievement and Innovation

This year we highlighted ideas around the world to address some of our most persistent problems.
December 21, 2022
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holidays with a twist 2022

Will Venezuela's Christmas Roller-Skating Tradition Make a Comeback?

Las patinatas—"the skating"—dates back to the 1950s.
December 13, 2022
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labor

How Photos Tell the Story of a Migrant Farm Community to a New Generation

“I see the collection as a tool for uncovering what is already there."
December 8, 2022
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archives

The Quest to Preserve Syria's Cassette Tape Era

Keeping sounds, stories, and cultural memory alive through years of conflict.
November 29, 2022
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automotive history

After a Decades-Long Ban, San Jose's Lowriders Are Ready to Cruise Again

This vibrant culture never faded away in the city's Mexican American community.
November 18, 2022
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objects of intrigue

This Is the First List of Japanese Americans Incarcerated in Internment Camps in WWII

The new work of art includes 125,284 names.
November 10, 2022
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espionage

Get a Peek Inside the New CIA Museum

The clandestine government organization is digitizing its collection.
November 4, 2022
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secret lives of museums

How 20 Seconds of Film Changed Movie History

This kiss is more than just a kiss.
October 21, 2022
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ao loves halloween 2022

5 Haunted House Stories That Will Make You Scream

There are jump scares, tragic tales, and even real estate angst.
October 19, 2022
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art history

Solving the Mystery of the Seated Man

This rare portrait can now be credited to Harlem Renaissance artist Richmond Barthé.
October 14, 2022
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ao loves halloween 2022

7 Ghost Stories That Will Haunt You

From a real-life ghost buster to a murder solved with testimony from the great beyond.
October 12, 2022
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research

How One Tiny Bead Can Reveal A Global History

Hint: There is a laser involved.
September 30, 2022
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archeology

The Hidden History of Zanzibar's Stone Town

The settlement is centuries older than historians once believed.
September 27, 2022
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printing

What Do We Really Know About the History of the Printing Press?

To get the whole story, you'll need a particle accelerator.
September 16, 2022
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ancient vessels

Saving the Ancient Glass Artifacts Shattered in the Beirut Explosion

These centuries-old vessels now have new stories to tell.
September 8, 2022
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she was there

Meet History’s Trailblazing ‘Only Women’

A new book features 100 striking photographs of lone women who broke barriers.
August 26, 2022
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digitization

What Can a Long-Forgotten Moth Tell Us About Climate Change?

The 149-year-old specimen is one of millions at Britain's Natural History Museum.
August 18, 2022
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dahomey

Who Were the Warrior Women of Dahomey?

The only documented all-female army in history inspired the Dora Milaje.
August 3, 2022