Wooden Figure Of A Lady With Built-In Clavichord And Draws, c. 1780, Germany

Wooden Figure Of A Lady With Built-In Clavichord And Draws, c. 1780, Germany

This curious cabinet conceals a clavichord and several draws within the figure of an 18th century woman. Secret compartments are tucked away throughout the figure including the back of the head! Asymmetrical draws are concealed within her bodice and her foot acts as the instruments peddle. Continue reading »

Russian Ex-Pilot Turns His House Into Incredible Steampunk Museum

Russian Ex-Pilot Turns His House Into Incredible Steampunk Museum

Ex-pilot from Saint-Petersburg turned his country house into a steampunk museum with a plane An-2 launched on the territory. Andrey Karzubov seriously plans to accept visitors. Many retro devices in the house are absolutely functional. A TV set with a magnifying lens is one of them. Would you like to live in a place like this? Continue reading »

Twisting Sculpture-Bridge-Museum Opens In Norway

Twisting Sculpture-Bridge-Museum Opens In Norway

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed “The Twist”. Opened in Jevnaker, Norway, bridging a 10,700-square-foot art museum across two riverbanks in northern Europe’s largest sculpture park. Continue reading »

87-Year-Old Collector Gathered 110 Fighter Jets In His Chateau In France

87-Year-Old Collector Gathered 110 Fighter Jets In His Chateau In France

The Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune, nestled in the rolling hills of Burgundy’s wine country, is the last place you’d expect to find a fighter plane which once had atomic bombs strapped expectantly under its wings. Continue reading »

“Out Of This World”: Photographer Egor Rogalev Visits The Museum Of Soviet Space Travel

"Out Of This World": Photographer Egor Rogalev Visits The Museum Of Soviet Space Travel

Egor Rogalev was born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) in 1980. He has earned degree at the Department of Journalism at the Saint Petersburg state university. Egor mixes landscape photography with street portraiture exploring how people in post-Soviet countries correspond with transformation of urban and social environment. Continue reading »

This Cave-Like Art Gallery Has Been Built Inside A Sand Dune

This Cave-Like Art Gallery Has Been Built Inside A Sand Dune

A network of subterranean concrete galleries forms the UCCA Dune Art Museum, which Beijing-based OPEN Architecture has completed in Qinhuangdao, China. The building, which took three years to complete, is carved into a dune on a beach in the coastal city in northeast China. Continue reading »

A Soviet-Era Museum In Kyrgyzstan, Built Into The Side Of A Mountain Containing over 33,000 Archeological Artifacts

A Soviet-Era Museum In Kyrgyzstan, Built Into The Side Of A Mountain Containing over 33,000 Archeological Artifacts

The National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulayman is a museum in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. It was established in 1949 as Osh Regional Museum. The present museum building was completed during the Soviet era in 1978 to celebrate the 3,000th anniversary of the city of Osh. It was carved inside the Sulayman Mountain, which is today the only Unesco World Heritage Site in Kyrgyzstan. The structure represents a glassed concrete arch that closes the entry to the cave. Continue reading »

Russian Museum Has Created Christmas Tree From The Dissected LADA

Russian Museum Has Created Christmas Tree From The Dissected LADA

One museum in the Russia has a LADA of first model that is been dissected to display its every part. Now on holiday approaching they decided decorate it and have made a Christmas tree. The idea is pretty awesome! And this is how it looks on normal day when it is not a tree. Continue reading »

Entertainment, North Korean Style: The New Natural History Museum In Pyongyang

Entertainment, North Korean Style: The New Natural History Museum In Pyongyang
Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

This photo gallery offers you a glimpse of some of the North Korean capital’s attractions, such as the natural history museum that was recently opened to the public. The construction of the new natural history museum reportedly began in 2014 along with a number of other projects, such as high-rise apartments, an equestrian center and a massive water park.

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These Two Cats In Japan Have Been Trying To Sneak Into A Museum For Years

These Two Cats In Japan Have Been Trying To Sneak Into A Museum For Years

What do you do after you fail? Purr your disappointment away and just try harder. Meet Ken Chan and Gosaku: two devoted art lovers that have been trying to get into the Onomichi City Museum of Art for years now, but have been consistently kicked out just as they were entering it. The two have probably taken residence somewhere nearby the museum, because they keep coming back again and again. Continue reading »

“Rust In Peace”: Bizarre Soviet-Era Cars Fill Russian Mechanic’s Field

"Rust In Peace": Bizarre Soviet-Era Cars Fill Russian Mechanic's Field
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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Mikhail Krasinets are seen in the tall grass at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo, Tula region, Russia. Most of the cars in his collection are rusty and dented and parts are strewn among the maze of vehicles on the property. But to Krasinets, they are invaluable relics of the past. Continue reading »

Incredible Photos From The Inside Of The New Digital Art Museum In Tokyo

Incredible Photos From The Inside Of The New Digital Art Museum In Tokyo
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These incredible photos show what it looks like inside a groundbreaking new digital art museum in Japan. A trip to the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless in Tokyo, which opened last week, can make you feel like they you are dreaming and aims to fully immerse visitors in the art. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends Eternity Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match Artworks

Photographer Spends Eternity Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match Artworks

“People matching artworks” is an ongoing project by photographer Stefan Draschan where he patiently waits for museum visitors to suddenly match with a piece of art in a funny way. Continue reading »

Meet The Italian Artists Inking Museum-Worthy Tattoos

Meet The Italian Artists Inking Museum-Worthy Tattoos

Tattoos may be more socially acceptable than they once were, but a nice sleeve hasn’t yet become a marker of taste and refinement quite like, say, a collection of art on your wall. Continue reading »

Rare Blue Whale Skeleton Unveiled At UK’s Natural History Museum

Rare Blue Whale Skeleton Unveiled At UK’s Natural History Museum

A gigantic blue whale skeleton was suspended in the Natural History Museum in London. Scientists named the 25.2-meter-long whale “Hope”, drawing attention to the role of science in safeguarding the environment. Continue reading »

Fascinating Underwater Museum Of The Communist Era At Cape Tarkhankut Of Crimea

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Photo by Andrey Nekrasov / Alamy Stock Photo / TASS

Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea is a home of an unusual underwater museum. In 1992, diver Vladimir Borumenski installed the first sculptures of Soviet leaders at a depth of 50 feet. Sculptures were already dismantled in the Crimean cities and towns, so it was kind of a recycling project. Borumenski planned to complete the Soviet museum, with sculptures of Mao Zedong, Mussolini and Napoleon, but didn’t follow through. Here: Pink Gagarin. Continue reading »

Man Spent $13,000 To Turn His Apartment Into A Baked Beans Museum

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61-year-old Barry Kirk from Britain just can’t get enough of baked beans. He loves them so much he transformed his apartment into a museum for his favorite snack spending $13K on his baked bean memorabilia. His baked beans love started after he set a world record for the longest amount of time spent in a bath filled with the beans. He has been in love with them for 30 years now. He even changed his name to Captain Beany in 1991. He also works as a U2 Bono impersonator. Continue reading »

Man Takes Hilarious Face Swap Photos With Sculptures At The Museum

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Face swap is becoming the new craze, where you swap faces with your friends or pet for a good laugh. Redditor Jake Marshall recently took it up to the next level by taking face swap photos with sculptures in the British Museum in London. Continue reading »

Rare Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Vast Collection Of The Smithsonian’s National Museum Of Natural History

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The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., United States, the largest of all museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is home to over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, and other artifacts, that represents over 90% of the Institution’s collections. As with all museums, a disproportionately large percentage of the collection is stored behind the walls, with only a small number of items put on public display. These items are not sitting in some dark basement and gathering dust, but meticulously organized, labeled, catalogued, and preserved. Continue reading »

Europe’s First Underwater Sculpture Museum

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Museo Atlantico, off Lanzarote, is peopled with concrete casts of refugees and people taking selfies.

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The Raft of Lampedusa, Jason deCaires Taylor’s modern-day concrete echo of Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa. The work has particular significance given the huge movement of refugees across the sea to Europe – and the frequent fatalities that result. (Photo by Jason deCaires Taylor) Continue reading »

This Dutch Museum is Covered in Grass and Has a Rooftop Walkway

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Photography © Ronald Tilleman

After an eight-month redesign by Studio Marco Vermeulen, the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, The Netherlands, opened to the public this summer. Continue reading »

Zaha Hadid Architects Have Completed The Messner Mountain Museum Corones In Italy

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Zaha Hadid Architects have completed the Messner Mountain Museum Corones, located in South Tyrol, Italy. Continue reading »

France’s Grevin Wax Museum Opens In Seoul

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A boy poses for photographs next to the wax figure of South Korean singer Psy at Grevin Wax Museum in central Seoul, South Korea, July 30, 2015. French wax museum Musee Grevin has opened its first Asian branch in central Seoul with about 80 wax figures including those from hallyu (the Korean pop culture wave) displayed, according to local media. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
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Swim In 1,000,000 Recyclable Plastic Balls At Installation In Museum In Washington

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The National Building Museum in Washington has become the unlikely home of an enormous ocean of one million plastic bubbles and a plastic beach open to visitors who want to hop in for a truly bizarre experience. Continue reading »

At This 3D Art Museum In Philippines You Become A Part Of The Art

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Most museums don’t like to see their visitors take pictures, some going so far as to charge them for the privilege. But this is not the case at the Art In Island museum in Manila, The Philippines. Here, visitors are encouraged to interact and have fun with the art pieces, taking as many photos as they want. “Art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with them,” Blyth Cambaya, the museum’s secretary.

The museum is filled with unique paintings that, when photographed from a certain angle, create optical illusions that make it seem like you’re, for example, stepping out of the painting or being attacked by it.
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