A white middle school student from Connecticut spat on a black visitor during a class trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Friday - however the school’s principal insists the offensive act wasn’t motivated by race. The unnamed boy from Shelton Intermediate School spat off a balcony and struck the person below, according to Principal Dina Marks, who was accompanying the students on the trip. All 100 seventh and eighth graders, along with their 12 chaperones, were kicked out of the Washington DC museum immediately afterwards. ‘It was an act of stupidity, disinterest, & immaturity, completely inappropriate,’ Marks tweeted Saturday, ‘but I believe, not racially motivated against that person.’ A white middle school student from Connecticut spat on a black visitor during a class trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Friday - however the school’s principal insists the offensive … [Read more...] about White middle school student spat on a black person inside the African American History Museum during a class trip to Washington, DC
National museums, at least in the west, often exist in an uneasy relationship to history and identity in our modern age – and the British Museum has one of the trickiest roles. Long criticised by many as an anachronistic bastion of cultural imperialism, stuffed with the spoils of our entitled violations, it has increasingly found itself on the back foot, forced to defend its “appropriation” of other people’s cultural booty in the face of repeated calls for restitution. While the most celebrated and contested of all the looted treasures remain the Parthenon marbles – their return championed by public figures from Lord Byron to Amal Clooney – we’ve pilfered quite a bit from the Egyptians, too, and they’re not happy about it either. In 2010, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities hosted a two-day conference in Cairo that ended with a demand that the British Museum return ancient artefacts to their country of origin, … [Read more...] about Has the British Museum just scored a spectacular goal?
In the vast, shade-dappled atrium of Egypt’s new Grand Egyptian Museum, construction work surrounded a colossal statue of Ramses II, his left foot striding forward and fists clenched in readiness. Staff welcoming visiting journalists doled out assurances that the towering ancient sculpture was safe from the ongoing building works. On its journey to the new museum last year, the statue was accompanied by 11 horsemen in military dress, amid the sounds of the Egyptian national anthem. If promises of the museum’s imminent completion hold true, the 83-tonne depiction of the third pharaoh of the 19th dynasty of Egypt, also known as Ozymandias, will be the first sight that greets visitors as they enter the 500,000 sq metre museum next year. At more than nine metres tall, the statue almost reaches the vaulted ceiling of the cement structure that is expected to house 100,000 objects, many of which will be displayed for the first time, as well as a 250-seat 3D cinema and … [Read more...] about A glimpse behind the scenes of Giza’s Grand Egyptian Museum
The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled a blonder sunkissed hairstyle today as she visited the Natural History Museum in London. Kate Middleton, 37, beamed and laughed as she debuted a lighter look on arriving at the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife. And following her appearance, celebrity stylist James Johnson revealed how Kate has opted for 'golden tones perfect for the autumn season', to 'frame her face' and make her hair appear 'thicker'. Speaking of her transition from her summer look, James suggested: 'It’s a much warmer style, more stylish and suited for the cold seasons.' Celebrity stylist James Johnson revealed Kate Middleton's, 37, new blonder hairstyle is 'more stylish, warmer and suited to the winter season The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new blonder look today during a visit to the Natural History Museum Update your autumn wardrobe with … [Read more...] about Blondes really do have more fun! Beaming Kate Middleton unveils new sun-kissed hair during Natural History Museum visit – as celebrity stylist praises her ‘warmer’ new look
Super wealthy Hollywood stars have sent out 'begging' letters asking for cash to fund a controversial new Oscar museum - which is $77.6million over budget, a DailyMailTV investigation can reveal. And the shameless pleas for donations - signed by A-list actors including Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek and Annette Bening - have sparked anger among industry insiders who see the letters as a 'blatant' ruse to raise funds for the struggling project. One disgruntled recipient told DailyMailTVthat the move was 'insulting' to young up and coming Hollywood artists who are getting 'begging letters from millionaires'. The row has erupted as construction of the long-delayed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Hollywood continues at a snail's pace, with renewed plans to open later this year. The letters - marked Exclusive Invitation - urge recipients to donate a minimum of $100 to become a Charter Member of the museum, which offers various perks. Or they can fork out $5,000 to become a museum ambassador … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood’s wealthiest stars – including Salma Hayek and Tom Hanks – are sending letters ‘begging’ for cash from struggling actors to fund the new Oscar museum – which is already $77.6million over budget