Articles tagged “museums”

Egypt Says Its Giant Museum for Ancient Treasures Will Finally Open in 2020

Egypt Says Its Giant Museum for Ancient Treasures Will Finally Open in 2020

Brian Rohan, Associated Press

Egypt has a long way to go before it's back to pre-Arab Spring tourism levels. A great, new museum will help, but it's just part of the fix the country needs.

2 months ago

Museums Face Overtourism Problems as They Tilt Toward Blockbuster Exhibitions

Museums Face Overtourism Problems as They Tilt Toward Blockbuster Exhibitions

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

It's true — going to MoMA, the Louvre, or the Prado isn't enough anymore. The existence of blockbuster exhibitions is old news, but now it's easier than ever to discover and book these tours and activities.

2 months ago

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

No revered art center is an island, not even the rural ones like Interlochen. Many cultural and educational factors converged to allow something like Mass MoCA to thrive for decades in a not-so-unlikely spot.

2 months ago

Paris Cultural Sites to Close Saturday Amid Riot Fears

Paris Cultural Sites to Close Saturday Amid Riot Fears

Associated Press

Now is not the best time to be visiting Paris, though some of the biggest tourist draws in the city will remain open. It will be in the interest of residents and visitors alike for the government and protestors to reach an agreement that brings calm.

3 months ago

Louvre Museum Fund Will Help Restore Tourist Sites Around France

Louvre Museum Fund Will Help Restore Tourist Sites Around France

Suzy Waite, Bloomberg

The Louvre has handed a slice of its endowment to a private equity fund to invest in money-making ways to help restore France's old churches and environmental parks. This news invites skepticism, though. The restoration work might be good for tourism, but since when is heritage preservation a high-return investment?

4 months ago

New Swedish Museum Is Betting Tourists Will Flock to Gross Food

New Swedish Museum Is Betting Tourists Will Flock to Gross Food

Vanessa Gera and Aleksandar Ljubojevic, Associated Press

Some museums have been leaders in emerging tourism trends in recent years. Those trends include travelers' fascination for strange, even disgusting, experiences that they can't get at home.

4 months ago

New York’s Met Museum Breaks Visitor Record With Costume Exhibit

New York’s Met Museum Breaks Visitor Record With Costume Exhibit

James Tarmy, Bloomberg

Hopefully other major museums can learn from the Met's success here. Its upcoming exhibit on camp, framed around a Susan Sontag essay, might resonate with a whole new crop of visitors.

4 months ago

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

What happens in Vegas, at least at this particular museum devoted to pot, will likely be splashed all over social media. And that's by design.

5 months ago

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Is Positioning Itself as a Draw for Chinese Tourists

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Is Positioning Itself as a Draw for Chinese Tourists

Ryan Steadman, Jing Travel

As the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art prepares to open a major Chinese contemporary art exhibition, the institution is wisely sharpening its strategy for catering to visitors from China.

5 months ago

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Dawn McCarty and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

Relics from the Titanic make for a blockbuster exhibit, one that many people would travel to see. Hopefully those who acquire these pieces will be highly concerned with conservation as well.

5 months ago

Fate of Titanic Artifacts in Question as Bidders Offer Warring Plans

Fate of Titanic Artifacts in Question as Bidders Offer Warring Plans

Dawn McCarty and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

For the sake of future generations who deserve to learn about the Titanic's history, we hope these important artifacts will end up in good hands.

6 months ago

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Hotel Art Becomes Integral to the Guest Experience

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Collecting eye-catching pieces of artwork is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.

6 months ago