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George Lucas

George Lucas’ San Francisco museum plan rejected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stewards of national park land at the base of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge have rejected a museum proposal by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas. The San Francisco Chronicle reports […]

02/04/2014

A framed plaque with a photograph of a scene from the 1946 film "It's  A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart, left, and a Hollywood star on display at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Jimmy Stewart museum rebounds from adversity

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — For a time it looked like the Jimmy Stewart Museum wasn’t going to make it. It’s in the actor’s hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania, far from Los Angeles, where more tourists would […]

12/24/2013

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Shuttle is major draw at California Science Center

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was always been a special connection between space shuttle Endeavour and California, where it was built. The California Science Center is learning how special. The Los Angeles museum, where the […]

05/24/2013

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Faberge egg exhibit an Easter highlight in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) – Eggs are a symbol of renewal, which is why they are part of Easter celebrations, but a collection of jewel-encrusted eggs on display in Houston is a symbol of extreme wealth.

03/31/2013

Maggie McKay

Free LA museums weekend

A rainy weekend is PERFECT to hit a museum and even better most of them are free. You read that right — FREE! Click here for details.

01/26/2013

Museums open free on Saturday

This Saturday, September 29th, museums nationwide will open their doors for free and local museums in your area are participating.  Museum-goers can download free tickets on the Smithsonian website, which grants free admission for 2 […]

09/24/2012

Now clean, 'Door of Paradise' goes to Italy museum

(AP) – An eight-ton gilded bronze door so splendid Michelangelo dubbed it the “Door of Paradise” will be unveiled to the public again after 27 years of restoration work. But Lorenzo Ghiberti’s 15th-century door – […]

06/07/2012

UK virtual orchestra puts you in conductor's stand

(AP) – A London museum is putting the conductor’s baton in visitors’ hands, allowing guests to direct a virtual orchestra using three-dimensional motion sensors. The “Universe of Sound” installation is an effort by the British […]

05/22/2012