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quinta-feira, 31 de março de 2016

Museu sobre Tiananmen em Hong Kong está fechado e procura nova localização. --- Museum on Tiananmen in Hong Kong is closed and looking for new location

Aberto há menos de dois anos, o museu de Hong Kong dedicado a Tiananmen está fechado e procura novas instalações após problemas administrativos e disputas legais, disse o presidente da Aliança de Apoio aos Movimentos Democráticos e Patrióticos na China.


O June 4th Museum (Museu do 4 de Junho) invoca a data em que, há 26 anos, os tanques do exército chinês avançaram sobre manifestantes na praça de Tiananmen, em Pequim. Na sua maioria estudantes, os manifestantes exigiam reformas democráticas no regime chinês.


Segundo o também deputado pró-democrata Albert Ho, a Aliança de Apoio aos Movimentos Democráticos e Patrióticos na China está à procura de um novo espaço para o museu, que está atualmente fechado.

A sociedade dos proprietários do edifício critica o museu por incumprimento das obrigações contratuais e o presidente da empresa, Stanley Chau, levou a Aliança a tribunal e pediu uma indemnização.

Depois disso, a Aliança também recebeu queixas sobre alegadas violações das normas da portaria e normas do serviço de bombeiros.

Por outro lado, Albert Ho, em declarações citadas pela Rádio e Televisão Pública de Hong Kong (RTHK), acusou Stanley Chau de instruir o pessoal do edifício para pedirem a identificação de todos os visitantes do museu, afirmando que isso criou uma série de transtornos, sobretudo para os visitantes do interior da China.

O museu ocupa um discreto quinto andar do Foo Hoo Centre, em Tsim Sha Tsui, desde maio de 2014, mas está atualmente fechado ao público. A RTHK refere a data de 15 de abril para a reabertura do museu, mas sem especificar a localização.

Só no primeiro mês de funcionamento, o museu recebeu 5.000 visitas. No espaço, com pouco mais de 30 metros quadrados, uma linha cronológica percorria as paredes e está ilustrada com fotografias, textos e vídeos que explicam aos visitantes os momentos mais marcantes do movimento que terminou num massacre.

Disponíveis estavam também alguns livros, em chinês e inglês, notícias de jornais que podiam ser consultados virtualmente ou em papel, tudo apoiado por um vídeo com depoimentos de familiares das vítimas e outras pessoas ligadas ao movimento.

O museu assumiu, desde o início, o papel difusor de um período crítico para o próprio sistema chinês. O facto de mais de metade dos visitantes serem oriundos do interior da China levou os seus promotores a defenderem a ideia de que o espaço é também uma fonte de conhecimento para quem não tem, dentro do país, a informação necessária.




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--in via tradutor do google
Museum on Tiananmen in Hong Kong is closed and looking for new location


Open less than two years, the museum Hong Kong dedicated to Tiananmen is closed and looking for new premises after administrative problems and legal disputes, said the president of the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China and.

The June 4th Museum (Museum June 4) invokes the date on which, 26 years ago, the Chinese army tanks advanced on demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Mostly students, protesters demanding democratic reforms in the Chinese regime.

According to the deputy also pro-Democrat Albert Ho, the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China and is looking for a new space for the museum, which is currently closed.

The Society of building owners criticized the museum for breach of contractual obligations and the company's president, Stanley Chau led the Alliance to court and requested compensation.

After that, the Alliance also received complaints about alleged violations of the ordinance regulations and the fire service standards.

On the other hand, Albert Ho, in remarks quoted by Radio and Public Television Hong Kong (RTHK), accused Stanley Chau instruct the building staff to ask for identification of all visitors to the museum, saying it created a lot of inconvenience especially for the interior of visitors from China.

The museum occupies a discreet fifth floor of the Foo Hoo Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, since May 2014, but is currently closed to the public. The RTHK refers to date of April 15 for the reopening of the museum, but without specifying the location.

In the first month of operation, the museum received 5,000 visits. In space, with just over 30 square meters, a timeline went through the walls and is illustrated with photos, texts and videos that explain to visitors the most memorable moments of the movement that ended in a massacre.

Also available were some books in Chinese and English news papers that could be found virtually or on paper, all supported by a video with testimonials from family members of the victims and other people linked to the movement.

The museum took over from the beginning, the diffuser part of a critical period for the very Chinese system. The fact that more than half of the visitors are coming from mainland China led the promoters to defend the idea that space is also a source of knowledge for those who have not, within the country, the necessary information.

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

On July 26, 2011, The Textile Museum and the George Washington University announced plans to join together to establish a new museum on GW’s main campus in Foggy Bottom. 


The museum includes dedicated galleries and increased exhibition space for The Textile Museum, the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, and relevant artworks from the university’s collections.


Public exhibitions and programs involve GW faculty and students in academic collaborations. A state-of-the-art conservation and collections resource center on GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus offers long-term protection, study, access, and care of the collections. 

The Textile Museum

Created and prized by cultures around the world for millennia, textiles are beautiful works of art that tell us stories about the people who made them. The Textile Museum was established in 1925 by collector and connoisseur George Hewitt Myers to expand public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally, and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world's textiles through scholarship, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Myers founded the museum with his personal collection of 275 rugs and 60 related textiles. He continued to collect throughout his lifetime, expanding the museum's holdings to include 4,600 rugs and textiles from Africa, Asia, and Latin America by the time of his death in 1957. Today, the museum's collections encompass more than 19,000 objects that date from 3,000 BCE to the present. For eighty-nine years (1925–2014) The Textile Museum was housed in two historic buildings in Washington, D.C.—Myers's family home, designed in 1913 by John Russell Pope, and an adjacent building designed by Waddy Wood in 1908.

The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Albert H. Small, a 2009 recipient of the Presidential National Humanities Medal, donated his unparalleled collection of Washingtoniana to the university in February 2011, to help establish a new museum. Some sixty years in the making, the collection contains rare maps, drawings, letters and documents, lithographs, and books relating to the history and evolution of the city of Washington and the nation’s capital. A rotating selection of the collection will be on permanent display in the new museum’s Woodhull House.

Small is a longtime supporter of the humanities and has served on many prominent civic and cultural boards. In 2009, he received the National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama, and in 2011, received the President’s Medal from the George Washington University—the highest honor the university president can bestow.




Fonte: @edisonmariotti #edisonmariotti


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National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20560

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex. 


The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. Opened in 1910, the green-domed museum on the National Mall was among the first Smithsonian building constructed exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities.




Whether looking at the history and cultures of Africa, describing our earliest Mammalian ancestor or primate diversity around the world, examining ancient life forms including the ever popular dinosaurs, or exploring the beauty of rare gemstones such as uniquely colored diamonds, the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions serve to educate, enlighten and entertain millions of visitors each year. 


Cretaceous Diorama, Dinosaur Hall, 
National Museum of Natural History

The main building on the National Mall contains 1.5 million square feet of space overall and 325,000 square feet of exhibition and public space; altogether the Museum is the size of 18 football fields, and houses over 1000 employees. With a growing network of interactive websites, the Museum is transforming itself into a hub for national and international electronic education, accessible to anyone with access to the internet.

Sea fans

At the center of the Museum’s exhibition and research programs are its expertly documented collections: more than 126 million natural science specimens and cultural artifacts. Just to name a few of our museum holdings, the collections include 30 million insects carefully pinned into tiny boxes; 4½ million plants pressed onto sheets of paper in the Museum’s herbarium; 7 million fish in liquid-filled jars; and 2 million cultural artifacts, including 400,000 photographs housed in the National Anthropological Archives. Over 3½ million specimens are out on loan each year; over 15,000 visitor days are spent in the collections; and there are almost 600,000 additional visits to collection data bases available on the Web.

The Museum includes a state-of-the-art collections storage facility in Suitland, Maryland; a marine science research facility in Ft. Pierce, Florida; and field stations as far away as Belize, Alaska, and Kenya. Research activities are organized into seven departments, and a number of affiliated U.S. government agencies on-site contribute to the Museum’s strength, including the Department of the Interior (U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division), the Department of Agriculture (Systematic Entomology Laboratory), the Department of Commerce (National Marine Fisheries Service Systematics Laboratory), and the Department of Defense (Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit).

Biological Dynamics Forest Fragment Project
Through its research, collections, education and exhibition programs, NMNH serves as one of the world’s great repositories of scientific and cultural heritage as well as a source of tremendous pride for all Americans.


Fonte: @edisonmariotti #edisonmariotti

colaboração: Josy Tojo

Cultura e conhecimento são ingredientes essenciais para a sociedade.
A cultura é o único antídoto que existe contra a ausência de amor.
Vamos compartilhar.