France’s Hollande visits library housing torched manuscripts in Timbuktu
In the mid to late 18th century, missionary schools were opened on Native American reservations in the U.S. The goal was to convert young people to Christianity and immerse them in Western culture. Native languages and culture were discouraged. Over decades, many grew up knowing little about their culture or languages. VOA’s Jeff Swicord reports on one Tsimshian tribesman who has dedicated his life to keeping his native culture alive.
Feb 10, 2012
From the $250mn purchase of Cezanne’s The Card Players to investment in Takashi Murakami’s Ego exhibit – first in Versailles and now Doha – Qatar’s elite are spending hundreds of millions of in making the country a world-class destination.
The National Park Service announced this week that a German chancellor’s voice has been identified among those found on a dozen recorded wax cylinders, each more than 120 years old, that were once stored in Thomas Edison’s New Jersey lab. (Feb. 3, 2012)
Hidden Heroes is an exhibition that looks at the surprising stories behind some of the most seemingly mundane household and office essentials – like zips and lightbulbs. (Nov. 9, 2011)
Rockenschaub is one of Austria’s most renowned contemporary fine artists. We report from his exhibit in Wolfsburg where he installed a 66 meters long and 11 meters high wall, of which its front is covered with hundreds of symbols made of colored adhesive film.
Google’s Street View technology is being taken indoors for the first time – into some of the world’s most famous art galleries.