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Art
Lose Yourself in Artist Yayoi Kusama’s 'Infinity Mirrors'
The world-famous exhibition opens this weekend at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.... READ ON
Music
London’s Jewish Museum to Host an Amy Winehouse Exhibition and Art Trail
The show include photographs and mementos from throughout her life.... READ ON
Art
Watch Smithsonian Conservationists Restore and Study Asian Art Treasures
Before these priceless items go on display, they need a little TLC.... READ ON
History
Museum Finds Winston Churchill’s Lost Essay on Extraterrestrial Life
The essay is pure Churchill: expansive, informed, philosophical, and just a little bit cranky.... READ ON
Art
German Museum Discovers Lost Rembrandt Sketch In Its Collection
For years, the drawing had been attributed to another artist.... READ ON
News
Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Freely Available Online
You can now freely download, edit, and distribute a variety of high-resolution images off the Met’s website, with no copyright restrictions.... READ ON
Museums
Elevate Your Coloring With Books From 67 Library Collections
Color in images from the archives of the Smithsonian Libraries, JSTOR, and more.... READ ON
Art
After 400 Years, This Forgotten Master Painter Is Getting Her First Solo Show
17th-century painter Michaelina Wautier is finally getting her due at a 2018 exhibition in Antwerp.... READ ON
Art
This Museum Wants to Match You With Your Ancient Statue Doppelgänger
The winning twins will be featured in an exhibit.... READ ON
Animals
Museum Immortalizes Weasel That Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider
Fans of the weasel will be delighted to learn that its stuffed and slightly singed body will soon go on display at the Rotterdam Natural History Museum in the Netherlands.... READ ON
Museums
Restoration Reveals Human Skull in Famed Natural History Museum Diorama
Museum researchers have not been able to trace the origins of the skull yet, so they can’t return it anywhere for reburial.... READ ON
Museums
A Linguistics Museum Is Coming to Washington D.C.
Planet Word will be open to visitors of all ages and language backgrounds.... READ ON
Museums
New Museum Wants to Recreate Sailing—and Sinking—on the Titanic
Guests will be able to experience the disaster without leaving land.... READ ON
Art
New Exhibition Highlights the Fashion of Georgia O’Keeffe
The revered artist was also a style icon.... READ ON
Museums
The Met Opens Early for High Culture Fitness Classes
Be prepared to sweat if you want to avoid the crowds.... READ ON
Museums
Wander the Virtual Halls of One of the World's Largest Prison Museums
Denmark's Horsen State Prison closed in 2006.... READ ON

China is the birthplace of the first seismograph. Built in 132 AD by a man named Cheng Heng, it consisted of eight metal dragons holding eight carved balls over eight frog figurines. If an earthquake made the ground vibrate, the dragon facing the quake’

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