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Guggenheim Refuses Painting Request, Instead Offers Trump Solid Gold Toilet in Perfect Metaphor

Or should we just call it the Twitter Throne?

Things aren't going very well for Donald Trump and company right now, making the story of what became of his request for a loaner painting from the Guggenheim all the more appropriate. Months ago, the Trump White House decorators requested Van Gogh's "Landscape With Snow" from the museum, and Curator Nancy Spector promptly flushed those dreams down the drain.

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These Two Museums Are Pitting Their Exhibits Against Each Other

It's A Fantasy Draft for Museum Nerds

The London Natural History Museum and Science Museum have been vividly imagining a melee between their exhibits, like some sort of fantasy draft for a Night at the Museum sequel.

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Olinka Vištica Explains How the Museum of Broken Relationships Curates Pain With Dignity

The Museum of Broken Relationships has drawn many strangers to share their emotional stories and drawn others to these individual stories. Last Sunday, I got to see this museum myself for the first time.

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The Daily Show Imagines What Trump’s Presidential Library Would Look Like & Yes, It’s Just Embarrassing Tweets

The folks at The Daily Show decided not to wait for the official library that usually comes at the end of a president's term, since, as Trevor Noah puts it, "we do not know when his term will end. It could be next week, it could be never. So we decided to do it now."

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Museum Officials Admit to Gluing King Tut’s Beard Back On, Damaging It With Spatula

This is why we can't have nice pharaohs.

According to the Associated Press, the 3,300-year-old burial mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun, one of the most prized artifacts at the at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, was irreversibly damaged last year during a bout of overzealous spatulating.

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Let a Lady From the Museum Of Natural History Tell You How to Preserve Prehistoric Fish for Scientific Posterity

Featuring an awesome lady scientist!

"Shelf Life" is the American Museum of Natural History's new series of exploratory, fun science videos, offering us a glimpse of the rare items and specimens they've got tucked away in their collection. This month, Ichthyology Curator Melanie L. J. Stiassny tells us how a species once thought to be extinct suddenly resurfaced, and shows us what kind of data they're able to extract from the limited number of samples that come their way. Also, she's right—they are pretty cute.

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Peer Over Wall Tokyo And Look Inside The New Attack on Titan Exhibit

But does it have a cafeteria?

The Attack on Titan exhibit opened in Tokyo today, and you can check out the Museum's to-scale body horror right now from the comfort of your own home! Nothing whets one's appetite like chilling with some bloodthirsty, remorseless giants, right?

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Things We Saw Today: Who Just Said “Skull-Shaped Pizza Rolls”?

It's so beautiful.


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The Brain Scoop Answers Your Pertinent Questions

she blinded me with science

Weird names, dead dogs, and what you wish you could tell your high school self. Our answers to all those questions are basically the same as well. So don't send us a dead dog. Previously in The Brain Scoop

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Let’s Schedule a Road Trip For 2017, ‘Cause Washington DC’s Getting a Sci-Fi Museum

What It Says On the Tin

The yet-unnamed museum has just been announced, but already I'm planning how I can best sneak in when it opens in early 2017. Screw visiting. I want to live there.

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Chinese Museum Full Of Forged Artifacts Shut Down

Maybe it's not too late to reopen it as a National Museum of Forgeries, though?

The Jibaozhai Museum in China's Heibei province is shuttering its doors after it was revealed that many of the exhibits on display there were not ancient relics demonstrating China's rich cultural heritage but cheap frauds, including a vase  -- billed as hailing from the Qing Dynasty -- festooned with images of modern cartoon characters. Last week saw the museum become a laughingstock online over the forgeries, but this week things are getting real for those in charge as staff members responsible for acquiring the artifacts face increasing scrutiny.

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Video Card Museum Opens in Ukraine

Growing from a small exhibition, the Video Card Museum in Kharkov, Ukraine began life in 1998 as a hobby of a gamer, Alexander, learning about new video card models in order to keep up-to-date and play the latest video games. As anyone who attempts to keep up with the PC gaming scene knows, right when you get your shiny new top-of-the-line video card, a better one releases. So, by 2010, Alexander had a collection of 35 video cards, which he put on display with the help of the PCshop Group. During the life of the exhibit, people visited and donated their old video cards; by the time the exhibit closed, the collection grew from 35 to 56, and thus, the Kharkov Video Card Museum was born.

Today, the museum features over 200 items, each displayed with their specifications, star ratings, and a list of recognizable games that can be played on the card at over 35 frames-per-second.

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