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This undated photo provided by Carnegie Museum of Natural History shows the the 19th century

Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

Sep. 17, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for more than a century should remain out of public view while it considers ethical issues about its accuracy and appropriateness. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has covered up the popular “Lion...

Tribes' ancestral remains return home to American Southwest

Sep. 17, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribal leaders have reburied the remains of their ancestors that were taken more than a century ago from what's now a national park in Colorado. A Swedish researcher unearthed the remains of about 20 people and more than two dozen funerary objects from southwestern Colorado in 1891....

Oklahoma State to induct Thurman Thomas into Ring of Honor

Sep. 15, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will be the first inductee into the Oklahoma State football Ring of Honor. The school announced Tuesday that Thomas will be honored on Sept. 26, when the Cowboys host West Virginia. His name and number will be unveiled atop the west end zone...

In this image taken in July 2020 and made available by Pitt Rivers Museum, a case of Human Remains are taken into storage at the Pitt Rivers Museum, part of the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum has removed its famous collection of shrunken heads and other human remains from display as part of a broader effort to “decolonize’’ its collections. The museum, known as one of the world’s leading institutions for anthropology, ethnography and archaeology, had faced charges of racism and cultural insensitivity because it continued to display the items. (Hugh Warwick/Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford via AP)

UK museum in Oxford removes shrunken heads from display

Sep. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum has removed its famous collection of shrunken heads and other human remains from display as part of a broader effort to “decolonize’’ its collections. The museum, known as one of the world’s leading institutions for...

Black activists take Congolese statue from Dutch museum

Sep. 11, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In an action streamed live on Facebook, a group of activists took a Congolese funeral statue from a Dutch museum, saying they were recovering art looted during the colonial era. The activists were quickly arrested and the statue returned undamaged, the museum said Friday. The...

FILE - Hayao Miyazaki arrives at the 6th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 2014. The Academy of Motion Pictures announced a temporary exhibition

Academy Museum details plan for inaugural Miyazaki exhibit

Sep. 10, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is finally opening its doors in Los Angeles in April with an exhibit celebrating the works of the legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. Envisioned as a journey through his six-decade career, it’s the first of its kind in North America and will have over 300...

FILE - Barbara Streisand performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2011. The Grammy Museum is launching its own online streaming service featuring performances and interviews from A-list musicians, as well as material from the museum’s archive. About 40 programs will be available at the launch, including performances and interviews from Streisand, Billie EIllish and her producer-brother FINNEAS, Selena Gomez, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Grammy Museum to launch online streaming service

Sep. 10, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ready to Grammys and chill? The Grammy Museum is launching its own online streaming service featuring performances and interviews from A-list musicians, as well as material from the museum’s archive. COLLECTION:live will debut on Sept. 17 and the monthly subscription will cost $2.99...

Pittsburgh Pirates players and coaches lift their caps at the end of the national anthem on Roberto Clemente Day before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

For the 'Great One'; Pirates, MLB honor Roberto Clemente

Sep. 10, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's iconic No. 21 has been a fixture in Pittsburgh for more than 60 years. Its presence has only grown since the Hall of Fame outfielder's death at age 38 on New Year's Eve 1972 in a plane crash off the coast of his native Puerto Rico. His jersey remains one of the...

Pittsburgh Pirates, all wearing Roberto Clemente's No. 21 for Roberto Clemente Day, watch a tribute to the Pirates Hall of Fame right fielder before the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

McCann homers twice, White Sox top Pirates on Clemente Day

Sep. 9, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent the day honoring Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. The organization participated in acts of community service. The players all wore Clemente's famous No. 21, the first time a Pirates player donned that number since Clemente's death 48 years ago. There was an...

This Aug. 25, 2020 photo provided by the The Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y., shows the 12 toys that are up for induction to the the National Toy Hall of Fame later this year. From top left are My Little Pony, Baby Nancy, Lite-Brite, Sorry and Masters of the Universe. From bottom left are Yhatzee, Tamagotchi, Risk, sidewalk chalk, Bingo, Jenga and Breyer Horses. (Victoria Gray/The Strong museum via AP)

Yahtzee, Baby Nancy, My Little Pony up for Toy Hall of Fame

Sep. 9, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Breyer Horses and My Little Pony are neck-and-neck in the race to the National Toy Hall of Fame, making the list of 12 finalists for the Class of 2020, announced Wednesday. Baby Nancy, an ethnically correct Black doll unlike those produced before her debut in 1968, is also up for the...