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Building the 9/11 Memorial Museum: Reflections as opening day approachesBuilding the 9/11 Memorial Museum: Reflections as opening day approaches

Posted By TED Guest Author

In today’s moving TED Talk, Jake Barton of the design firm Local Projects shares the idea at the core of the yet-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum: that museum-goers need to be included in the telling of the story. “The event is so recent, somewhere between history and current events,” says Barton, explaining that more […]

Art

The importance of preserving cultural artifacts: A look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Islamic Wing

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Museum exhibitions offer a complex conundrum. While museum-goers walk through, looking at art and objects of extreme historical importance, the context of a piece’s creation is often reduced to a small plaque on the wall. This is an issue that Thomas P. Campbell, the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, thinks […]

Science

The case for a Nikola Tesla museum

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In June, TED favorite Marco Tempest told us about the “electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla,” the late 1800s inventor who held more than 700 patents, including for concepts still used today like alternating current, radio, remote control and robotics. However, after building a wireless telegraphy center in upstate New York that he envisioned […]

Art

The wide open future of the art museum: Q&A with William NoelThe wide open future of the art museum: Q&A with William Noel

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

At TEDxSummit, Walters Art Museum curator William Noel gave this fascinating talk on revealing the lost codex of Archimedes. The TED Blog caught up with him to talk about the digital future of a traditionally closed institution: the art museum. As with the Archimedes codex, the Walters Art Museum’s online collection operates under the Creative […]