Articles tagged “museums”

Tourism

Africa Sees Return of Stolen Artifacts as Boost for Diaspora Tourism

Although African officials view the tourism angle as secondary in their quest to retrieve stolen artifacts, they nonetheless see them becoming popular attractions for members of the diaspora increasingly eager to reconnect with the continent.

Africa Sees Return of Stolen Artifacts as Boost for Diaspora Tourism

News Blog

Faroe Islands’ National Gallery Becomes the First to Launch Artificial Intelligence Exhibit

The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands launched an exhibition this week containing 40 images of the archipelago developed by artificial intelligence program Midjourney, becoming the first national gallery to feature a fully produced show created by artificial intelligence.  The exhibit, which runs from September 29 through October 30, reveals how prominent artists — such…

Cruises

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Inclusion is great, but let's keep in mind that there's more to disabled accommodations than providing a wheelchair. Catering to different types of disabilities makes good business sense.

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Tourism

Reopened Museums Lean Into Local Tourism Boom

The physical experience of a museum visit will remain incomparable to a virtual experience, which is why these museums are trying to lure visitors burnt out from watching art on a screen.

Reopened Museums Lean Into Local Tourism Boom

Tourism

This Tour Guide Keeps Muhammad Ali’s Legacy Alive by Sharing His Lessons of Racial Justice

The foundation for positive change laid down by Muhammad Ali's character and conviction rings as true today as the day his gold medal story came to life in the 1960s. Erin Herbert says she is grateful to be able to impart his messages to tourists at the Louisville museum created to honor The Greatest.

This Tour Guide Keeps Muhammad Ali’s Legacy Alive by Sharing His Lessons of Racial Justice

Tourism

Tourism-Hungry South Africa Sees Liberation Struggle Artifacts Gather Dust in Shuttered Museums

At least one of South Africa's cultural standouts, the Fugard Theatre, closed "permanently," and elsewhere in the country, beyond the devastating job losses in tourism, thousands of liberation struggle artifacts are at risk because they haven't been maintained during the Covid era.

Tourism-Hungry South Africa Sees Liberation Struggle Artifacts Gather Dust in Shuttered Museums

Business Travel

How Virtual Platform Second Life Kept This Small Baltimore Museum Going

Plenty of takeaways for businesses from this ambitious project, including the risks when you embrace the digital lifestyle a little too much.

How Virtual Platform Second Life Kept This Small Baltimore Museum Going

Tourism

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Officials still want Hagia Sophia to draw about four million tourists a year. But authorities may obscure some of the structure's glorious mosaics and frescoes to comply with interpretations of Islam that ban the portrayal of people and animals. 

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Tourism

Paris’ Centre Pompidou Devises Reopening Plan After Losing Nearly $23 Million

Reopening one of Paris' most popular museums will be no easy feat — and it will be a while before the iconic museum reaches capacity again.

Paris’ Centre Pompidou Devises Reopening Plan After Losing Nearly $23 Million

Tourism

Vatican Museums Reopen With the Rare Appeal of Limited Crowds

Before the crisis, if you've wanted to see the galleries at the papal palace in Rome without the herds of other visitors, you've had to pay about $350 or more for an after-hours tour. But now all it takes is a standard admission ticket of $19 (€17) for Italian residents.

Vatican Museums Reopen With the Rare Appeal of Limited Crowds