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National Postal Museum Acquires Rare Confederate Printing Plate

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has acquired from The Franklin Institute a Confederate postage-stamp printing plate that was confiscated during the Civil War. The printing plate contains 400 5-cent Jefferson Davis stamp ...

Portrait Gallery Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Portrait Gallery will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865, with seven exhibitions, many of which draw heavily on the permanent collection. These rotating presentations, which mark e...

Torn Pieces of Ancient Chinese Painting Reunited at Taiwan National Palace...

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (AP).- Two pieces of a torn 660-year-old Chinese painting held by Taiwan and mainland China will be reunited for the first time in centuries at an exhibit at Taiwan's national museum, in a sign of warming ties between the rivals. The mai...

Torn Pieces of Ancient Chinese Painting Reunited at Taiwan National Palace...

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (AP).- Two pieces of a torn 660-year-old Chinese painting held by Taiwan and mainland China will be reunited for the first time in centuries at an exhibit at Taiwan's national museum, in a sign of warming ties between the rivals. The mai...

Civil Rights Museum Opens in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS (AP).- A museum focusing on early civil rights history in Western Massachusetts has opened. The W.E.B. Du Bois Center in Great Barrington recently unveiled the Museum of Civil Rights Pioneers and will feature items related to the...

Old Times Not Forgotten: Reporter Embarks on a 600-Mile Tour of...

NEW YORK (AP).- A hush fell over the crowd filling the elegant hall in downtown Richmond, Va. The vote was about to be announced, and a young staffer of the Museum of the Confederacy balanced his laptop across his knees, poised to get out the news as ...

Exhibition Offers a Survey of Developments in Sri Lankan Art at...

LONDON.- Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka 2011 is the first international showcase of Sri Lanka's leading contemporary artists since the end of the civil war in 2009. The definitive exhibitions offer a survey of current developments in Sri Lankan art an...

Exhibition Offers a Survey of Current Developments in Sri Lankan Art...

LONDON.- Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka 2011 is the first international showcase of Sri Lanka's leading contemporary artists since the end of the civil war in 2009. The definitive exhibitions offer a survey of current developments in Sri Lankan art an...

First United Kingdom Showing of Robert McCabe’s Work Opens at the...

LONDON.- Pioneering photographer Robert McCabe first visited Greece in 1954 and captured a way of life that that has now all but vanished. Sixty iconic images from his travels around the country will be exhibited at the Hellenic Centre starting today,...

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Says It is Time to Build Civil...

JACKSON, MISS (AP).- Possible presidential contender Gov. Haley Barbour — under fire recently for comments that critics claim minimized the problems of Mississippi's civil rights era — said Tuesday night that his state should build a museum ...

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