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Holocaust survivor Nelly Toll shares story during Yom Hashoah event at UDHS - Montgomery Newspapers

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:50

Montgomery Newspapers

Holocaust survivor Nelly Toll shares story during Yom Hashoah event at UDHS
Montgomery Newspapers
... are exhibited at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and are also in the collections of the Illinois Holocaust Education Center and Museum and Yad Vashem Museum in Israel, according to http://www.massillonmuseum.org.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June - NBC 29 News

Wed, 2017-04-26 11:17

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June
NBC 29 News
A Tennessee sheriff and the state government of Illinois are among the 2017 recipients of a Virginia free-speech group's satiric awards for what it considers the past year's most egregious offenses.Full Story. A Tennessee sheriff and the state ...

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Trump condemns Holocaust deniers - WSIL TV

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:59

Peoria Journal Star

Trump condemns Holocaust deniers
WSIL TV
Trump spoke at a U.S. Capitol ceremony hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to mark the unveiling of a new conservation and research center. The center will serve as a repository for a vast collection of artifacts by those who survived Adolf ...
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Trump condemns Holocaust deniers, anti-Semitism - Rockford Register Star

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:07

Rockford Register Star

Trump condemns Holocaust deniers, anti-Semitism
Rockford Register Star
The president spoke at a U.S. Capitol ceremony hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to mark the unveiling of its new conservation and research center. The center houses a vast collection of artifacts by those who survived Adolf Hitler's ...

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Exhibition and symposium trace colorful legacy of the Wall of Respect - Evanston Now

Mon, 2017-04-24 20:30

Evanston Now

Exhibition and symposium trace colorful legacy of the Wall of Respect
Evanston Now
... anniversary include the upcoming exhibition and symposium at the Block Museum and the forthcoming book “The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago,” coauthored by Rebecca Zorach, Northwestern Mary Jane Crowe Professor in ...

Chicago Area Museums: Recent Acquisitions… - AMA

Mon, 2017-04-24 02:55

Chicago Area Museums: Recent Acquisitions…
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The Art Institute of Chicago is supported through donations and admission fees, though special free admission times are frequent, and include free admission Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm year round to residents of the State of Illinois. The ...

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Illinois researchers look for treatment to disease impacting snakes - Illinois News Network

Sun, 2017-04-23 10:06

Illinois News Network

Illinois researchers look for treatment to disease impacting snakes
Illinois News Network
The snake fungal disease was discovered in 2011 in populations of snakes in southcentral Illinois and New Hampshire. Allender's team went to an Illinois museum to test for the disease in massasauga snakes in the collection. “We tested and examined ...

The Nazi's Neighborhood - WBEZ

Sun, 2017-04-23 09:00

WBEZ

The Nazi's Neighborhood
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For a decade, Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood served as the local headquarters for the Nationalist Socialist Party of America. By Jesse Dukes | Image courtesy J. Ross Baughman April 23, 2017. Editor's note: This story describes confrontations ...

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Fungus Plaguing Snake Populations Being Researched - Alton Daily News

Sun, 2017-04-23 00:20

Alton Daily News

Fungus Plaguing Snake Populations Being Researched
Alton Daily News
The snake fungal disease was discovered in 2011 in populations of snakes in south-central Illinois and New Hampshire. Allender's team went to an Illinois museum to test for the disease in massasauga snakes in the collection. “We tested and examined ...

Woman who embezzled from Chicago museum gets prison - Quad-Cities Online

Sat, 2017-04-22 19:04

Quad-Cities Online

Woman who embezzled from Chicago museum gets prison
Quad-Cities Online
CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-employee of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History who authorities say stole nearly $1 million from the institution has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times report Caryn Benson ...

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - WSIL TV

Sat, 2017-04-22 12:01

WSIL TV

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
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(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). In this photo taken on Thursday, April 6, 2017, visitors attend the exhibition of renowned avant-garde collection from the Savitsky State Art Museum of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan, opened in the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in M..

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Artist's work will be shown alongside mentor's in museum gallery - Albert Lea Tribune

Sat, 2017-04-22 10:19

Albert Lea Tribune

Artist's work will be shown alongside mentor's in museum gallery
Albert Lea Tribune
Local avant-garde artist Rick Mammel's art is on display as part of Missoula Art Museum's show “Nexus: The Lela and Rudy Autio Family Collection.” Mammel — a Fargo, North Dakota, native — studied fine arts and earned his undergraduate from Minnesota ...

Shea's Museum returning to work as auto-repair shop - The State Journal-Register

Fri, 2017-04-21 16:14

Shea's Museum returning to work as auto-repair shop
The State Journal-Register
I went through it myself several times when it was a museum," said Pickett, a retiree of the Illinois Department of Transportation. ... Shea opened the museum in 1995 with a collection of items saved during decades in the local service station business.

Illinois American Water Announces Environmental Grant Recipients in Conjunction with Earth Day - Yahoo Finance

Fri, 2017-04-21 11:56

Illinois American Water Announces Environmental Grant Recipients in Conjunction with Earth Day
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Illinois American Water announced today that seven watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company's 2017 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling $20,300 for community ...

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Coptic textile donation expands QC museum's collection - The Knight News

Thu, 2017-04-20 18:49

The Knight News

Coptic textile donation expands QC museum's collection
The Knight News
These textiles have also been in other college museum exhibits such as the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Harvard University Art Museum. Hoy said she hopes these materials can be used for ...

Who will tell survivors' stories when they're gone? - Jewish Journal

Thu, 2017-04-20 16:03

Jewish Journal

Who will tell survivors' stories when they're gone?
Jewish Journal
Benson's sacred promise to his grandmother represents a welcome response to a mounting challenge facing museums, historians and educators as survivors of Nazi-era atrocities grow old and die, taking their firsthand accounts with them: How will their ...

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Grundy County Historical Museum celebrates 50 years and hosts fundraiser - Morris Daily Herald

Thu, 2017-04-20 05:31

Morris Daily Herald

Grundy County Historical Museum celebrates 50 years and hosts fundraiser
Morris Daily Herald
In 1967, however, the society was reestablished as active and will celebrate its 50-year anniversary on April 22 at the museum located at 510 West Illinois Ave., in downtown Morris. Sroczynski said this celebration was designed for two purposes: It ...

University libraries are going digital to preserve specimens - Daily Illini

Thu, 2017-04-20 01:40

Daily Illini

University libraries are going digital to preserve specimens
Daily Illini
Dietrich has been involved with a specific digitization project called InvertNet, which aims to build a “virtual museum” of arthropods from North American collections. He sees the project as a way to get this dark data out into the world so that it can ...

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