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At Mumbai's Museum of Ordinary Objects, on display is the extra-ordinariness contained within mundane things
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At Mumbai's Museum of Ordinary Objects, on display is the extra-ordinariness contained within mundane things

The Museum of Ordinary Objects in Mumbai is an initiative that crowdsources ordinary objects and showcases the relatable, universal stories they tell.

Ami Kolkata: A museum housed within Metcalfe Hall re-imagines the City of Joy, reflects its democratic spirit
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Ami Kolkata: A museum housed within Metcalfe Hall re-imagines the City of Joy, reflects its democratic spirit

Ami Kolkata has its mandatory Tagore and Ray, but it also has a stairwell lined with quirky posters – old movie classics as well as vintage ads for Horlicks malted milk, Lily barley biscuits, and Firpo’s machine-made bread. It celebrates Kolkata biryani and Chinatown breakfasts as much as it honours its pioneers like Raja Ram Mohun Roy and Begum Roqeya.

Baghdad war museum honours Iran-backed militia’s sacrifices in war against Islamic State
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Baghdad war museum honours Iran-backed militia’s sacrifices in war against Islamic State

A war museum glorifying the sacrifices of thousands of mainly Shiite militiamen who died fighting the Islamic State group has been opened in Baghdad

Narendra Modi inaugurates Subhash Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort, says 'we are committed to fulfilling his ideals'
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Narendra Modi inaugurates Subhash Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort, says 'we are committed to fulfilling his ideals'

Modi also inaugurated three other museums — Yaad-e-Jallian Museum (based on Jallianwala Bagh massacre and World War I), the museum on 1857 (India's first war of Independence), and Drishyakala (Museum on Indian Art) — at the same venue.

One foot in Lahore, the other in Chandigarh: How Partition's sundering affected a museum's artifacts
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One foot in Lahore, the other in Chandigarh: How Partition's sundering affected a museum's artifacts

The collection at the Government Museum of Chandigarh, divided in Lahore on 10 April 1948, came this side of the border after long and complex negotiations between the representatives of the two newly formed governments of India and Pakistan.

Teen Murti row: Manmohan Singh guided by Congress rhetoric, new museum at complex won't tarnish Nehru's legacy
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Teen Murti row: Manmohan Singh guided by Congress rhetoric, new museum at complex won't tarnish Nehru's legacy

Manmohan Singh has written to Narendra Modi, urging him to not make changes to the Teen Murti complex, a memorial dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru.

As Kolkata's Gurusaday Museum struggles to survive, there's renewed interest in its treasure trove of folk art
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As Kolkata's Gurusaday Museum struggles to survive, there's renewed interest in its treasure trove of folk art

The Gurusaday Museum — which opened in 1963 and is housed in a sprawling building in Joka on the fringes of the city amidst a mango orchard now heavy with fruit — is facing its darkest hour

Inside Sarmaya, a self-funded museum which attempts to revive India's dying art forms
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Inside Sarmaya, a self-funded museum which attempts to revive India's dying art forms

Sarmaya boasts of a collection of ancient coins, maps, and tribal art forms. It conducts workshops and outreach programmes in schools and colleges | #FirstCulture

Preserving the past: How museums are adapting to the forces of conflict and technology
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Preserving the past: How museums are adapting to the forces of conflict and technology

Museums invite people from all socioeconomic backgrounds to come together and learn about cultures, some of which might be on the brink of extinction | #FWeekend

Museum of Material Memory: What much-loved objects can tell us about the lived past
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Museum of Material Memory: What much-loved objects can tell us about the lived past

Ordinary objects steeped in the past form the mainstay of the Museum of Material Memory | #FWeekend

Watch: Dutch expo seeks to unveil the mystery of Mata Hari
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Watch: Dutch expo seeks to unveil the mystery of Mata Hari

She scandalised society by dancing almost naked when women still wore corsets and their dresses long. Yet a century after her death, Mata Hari remains veiled in mystery. Now a Dutch museum, in the Friesian town of her birth, is seeking to shed new light on the exotic dancer.

Vintage cellphone museum opens in Slovakia, displays 1,500 models and 3,500 pieces including duplicates
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Vintage cellphone museum opens in Slovakia, displays 1,500 models and 3,500 pieces including duplicates

Slovak technology buff is offering visitors to his vintage cellphone museum a trip down memory lane.

Communities across US unsure of what to do with Confederate monuments after removing them
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Communities across US unsure of what to do with Confederate monuments after removing them

As communities across the US remove Confederate monuments from public spaces, city leaders now face another conundrum: what to do with the statues.

Victoria Memorial Hall to be available on Google Arts and Culture project on International Museum day
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Victoria Memorial Hall to be available on Google Arts and Culture project on International Museum day

Come International Museum Day on May 18, one can virtually explore the galleries of Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) at the click of a button, courtesy the Google Arts and Culture project, an official said on Monday.

Mahatma Gandhi's alma mater school shuts after 164 years, to be revamped into museum
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Mahatma Gandhi's alma mater school shuts after 164 years, to be revamped into museum

The Alfred High School in Rajkot, the 164-year-old institution where Mahatma Gandhi studied has been shut down by the authorities to make way for a museum.

Wonder what it feels to be in jail? Telangana jail offers tourists criminal detention experience
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Wonder what it feels to be in jail? Telangana jail offers tourists criminal detention experience

A 220-year-old jail in Telangana is offering people the criminal detention experience at the price of Rs 500! Would you spend a day at this jail?

INS Viraat decommissioned: All you need to know about world's longest serving aircraft carrier
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INS Viraat decommissioned: All you need to know about world's longest serving aircraft carrier

INS Viraat, the longest serving ship in the world, was decommissioned from the Indian Navy today. Here's all you need to know about the aircraft carrier

Louvre Abu Dhabi, world's first 'universal museum in Arab world' likely to open in 2017
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Louvre Abu Dhabi, world's first 'universal museum in Arab world' likely to open in 2017

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, flagged as "the first universal museum in the Arab world", is due to open in 2017 after a decade in the making and five years behind schedule. French President Francois Hollande will visit the site on Saturday during a trip to the Gulf to attend a conference on protecting endangered heritage.

Indian Railways bid to revive history, plans to set up virtual museum
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Indian Railways bid to revive history, plans to set up virtual museum

Indian Railways plans to create a pan-India virtual museum featuring railway heritage components like locomotives, coaches, building, bridges and artifacts

High hopes: Cristiano Ronaldo's museum to himself gets bigger for 'future trophies'
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High hopes: Cristiano Ronaldo's museum to himself gets bigger for 'future trophies'

Cristiano Ronaldo's museum on Madeira has upsized to a larger home in anticipation of the Real Madrid star winning "future trophies"