Rijksmuseum shows off all its Rembrandts in blockbuster show

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off all of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition. From imposing por...

Torture still scars Iranians 40 years after revolution

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The halls of the former prison in the heart of Iran's capital now are hushed, befitting the sounds of the museum that it has become. Wax mannequins silently portray the horrific ac...

Sinister Taiwan police station becomes cultural attraction

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Taiwan New Cultural Movement Museum in Taipei was once a police station but today it attracts daily visitors, who go there mainly to see the detention center and torture chamb...

Swiss museum laments Facebook ban of images of naked statues

GENEVA (AP) — A Geneva art museum says Facebook has banned using images of a nearly-naked Venus statue and a nude, kneeling man that it had hoped to post on the social media platform to promote an upc...

Review: 'Velvet Buzzsaw' a gloriously gory art-world satire

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy's gloriously gory satire "Velvet Buzzsaw" a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary. ...

Workers still cautious as post-shutdown government reopens

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal, one day after a part...

'Weeeee!' Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day ...

Taiwanese billionaire, art collector, aims to build new art museum near Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prominent art collector and Taiwanese billionaire, Pierre Chen, has revealed that he plans for his foundation to establish a new fine arts museum in northern Taiwan to h...

Q&A: How soon will the federal government get back in order?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the longest shutdown in U.S. history officially over, here's a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business: ___ WHEN...

Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' staying put in Amsterdam museum

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam says that a "full body scan" carried out on its version of the Dutch master's iconic "Sunflowers" has shown the painting is in "stable but vulnerable"...

Greece removes ancient sites, museums, from development list

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has removed hundreds of archaeological museums, ancient sites and castles inadvertently put on a provisional list of properties up for private development und...

Taipei issues NT$199 pass for Children Amusement Park and two museums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City is issuing a NT$199 pass that allows pass holders to visit the Taipei Children Amusement Park (TCAP), the National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC), and...

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuild the collection at the National Museum after it was looted in 2003, has died. Lamia al-Gailani was a devotee o...

Shah's last palace, secluded refuge in Iran, is now a museum

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The shah of Iran's last refuge before fleeing his country in 1979 was a palatial estate nestled against the Alborz Mountains — a place no Iranian ever dreamed of visiting. ...

China cries foul after Taiwan's NPM lends ancient calligraphy to Japanese museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese-state-run media and netizens are in an uproar after news broke that the National Palace Museum in Taipei is lending a rare 1,200-year-old calligraphy masterpiece from t...