The American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors is opposed to the museum’s recently announced plan to deaccession forty pieces from its collection....
american italian heritage association and museum
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MAY 21, 2013
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UNAUTHORIZED BOARD OF REGENTS
2013 - AMERICAN ITALIAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
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By Brandon Yu - Tuesday Aug 22, 2017
The Italian American Heritage Foundation presents the 37th Annual Italian Family Festa at History Park in San Jose on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26-27. The weekend celebrates Italian history and culture through a variety of family-friendly activities. Wine tasting, grape stomps, opera and all-day bocce games will be featured on both days, as well plenty of Italian eats. Saturday includes a presentation on Italian World War II internment, along with an evening of “Festa Street Dance” to accompany a live performance from Sage, an eight-piece band. Mass is also scheduled for Sunday morning before the festival closes with a performance from the Italian band Ancora. Entrance to the festival is free.
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By MARK PRATT, Associated Press - Sunday Jul 30, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts museum's decision to part with 40 artworks, including two by illustrator Norman Rockwell, has touched off a debate over whether it's ever ethical to sell pieces of the collection to pay the bills.The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield has come under intense national and local pressure after announcing it's auctioning the art.Critics say it's violating a cardinal rule of museums: Don't sell stuff to pay the bills."One of the most fundamental and long-standing principles of the museum field is that a collection is held in the public trust and must not be treated as a disposable financial asset," the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors said in a joint statement.
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- Smithsonian's black history museum popular destination in DC
By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press - Saturday Sep 23, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first year, the Smithsonian's new black museum has become the nation's top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience — and leave behind for posterity — the highs and lows of African-American life in the United States."This has become more than a museum. This has become a pilgrimage site," said Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, in an interview with The Associated Press.The nation's first black president, Barack Obama, opened the new Smithsonian to a standing room-only crowd on Sept. 24, 2016, with the ringing of a church bell.
- Art Deco Buildings Make Asmara, Eritrea, a Unesco Heritage Site
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The country’s authoritarian government pushed for recognition of a city that was once a colonial playground for Italian architects of the 1930s.