Artfully Edmonds: Cascadia Museum’s first book hits the market — just in time for gift giving

Author Alain de Botton once said that writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait two years to know whether or not it was funny.

Cascadia Art Museum’s curator, David F. Martin, has written somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 books, all of which have been well-received. Martin’s books are snapped up not just because they are so well crafted, but also because the subject matter he chooses to write about strikes a chord with an audience hungry to know more about the art of our region.

His latest, Territorial

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Giving your child the gift of experience this holiday season

(WTNH) — Instead of piling a bunch of toys under the tree this year, consider wrapping up something that your child will remember forever. Field Trip Coordinator Olivia Hartley and Director of Learning and Experience Kim Kuta from Stepping Stones Museum, talk about how parents can give the gift of experience.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an award-winning, private, non-profit children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families by increasing their understanding of the world.

The museum offers 5 galleries of educational exhibits along with a multitude of engaging workshops, programs and events.

Olivia and Kim suggests gifts

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Regional News Briefs

Santa visits West Newbury

WEST NEWBURY — Santa Claus will visit the town’s public safety complex, 401 Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Residents are invited to meet Santa and should bring cameras or smartphones to take photos. 

Police host toy drive through Friday

WEST NEWBURY — The West Newbury Police Department is collecting toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program through Friday, Dec. 15.

New, unused and unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the public safety complex at 401 Main St. Questions may be directed to Susan Curry at 978-363-1213. 

Museum passes in Georgetown 

GEORGETOWN — The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library announce that

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Singapore Taxis’ Night at the Museum

Miniatures of ComfortDelgro Corp. taxis are popular children’s toys in Singapore. Not for long, though. The ubiquitous blue and yellow Toyota Crown cabs are leaving the realm of kids’ imagination and heading for grownup nostalgia. One day soon, they’ll belong in a museum.

The end is nigh for the conventional taxi business, though that’s not what Comfort said in a press release announcing the purchase of 51 percent of Uber Technologies Inc.’s Singapore car rental unit for S$295 million ($218 million) in cash.

The deal gives Comfort, the city-state’s largest taxi operator, access to a fleet of 12,450 private-hire vehicles

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Puri panel suggests to set up museum for promotion of Jagannath culture

CUTTACK: Justice B P Das commission, formed to suggest measures for reforms in functioning of Jagannath temple in Puri, has recommended state government to set up museum for promotion of the rich culture and heritage associated with the shrine.

The commission submitted its second interim report in a sealed cover to the state government on Thursday. Sources said in the report, the one man commission has suggested for construction of a museum in Puri wherein replicas of main shrine and periphery temples will be displayed.

Besides,

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Discounted tickets for Long Island Children’s Museum ‘Happy As Clams’ musical

The Long Island Children's Museum is offering discounted

The Long Island Children’s Museum is offering discounted tickets for the Dec. 13 performances of “Happy As Clams: The Musical.” Photo Credit: Long Island Children’s Museum

The Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City is hosting a December beach party, and discounted tickets are being

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Puri panel suggests to set up museum for promotion of Jagannath …

CUTTACK: Justice B P Das commission, formed to suggest measures for reforms in functioning of Jagannath temple in Puri, has recommended state government to set up museum for promotion of the rich culture and heritage associated with the shrine.

The commission submitted its second interim report in a sealed cover to the state government on Thursday. Sources said in the report, the one man commission has suggested for construction of a museum in Puri wherein replicas of main shrine and periphery temples will be displayed.

Besides,

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Perks of Hampton Roads museum memberships are plenty

Buy an annual membership to a museum and you assume you’ll get free admission, plus a few little extra perks. Actually, local museum administrators say, the perks are many — and not so little.

“There are tangible benefits, but then there are so many more intangibles,” says Sara Weatherill, membership manager at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News. “Museums feel like once someone becomes a member, they become part of the family.”

Most plans include discounts on food, gift shop purchases, camps and birthday parties; free or reduced-price tickets to movies and planetarium shows; “first dibs” access to new exhibits

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Museum store hopes to grab holiday shoppers

NORMAN — The holiday season is kicking off with the return of a two-day Holiday Grab Bag sale at Muse, the museum store of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

During this event, shoppers will receive a paper bag at the door containing a mystery discount between 15 and 40 percent. At checkout, the bag will be opened to reveal a discount that will be applied to the customer’s entire purchase.

“Shopping at Muse is a unique experience because we carry several

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Palace Museum sweeps Internet by cultural products, self-promotion

China’s Palace Museum, also called the Forbidden City, which has a history of nearly 600 years, has unexpectedly become an “online celebrity” on Chinese Internet thanks to its efforts in cultural products and self-promotion.

While some thought that the employees of the Forbidden City only focused on their professions and seldom cared about social responses, the fact is that they also hope to exhibit their research to the public.

According to Shan Jixiang, curator of the Palace Museum, only 30% of the total area of the Forbidden City was open to the public 5 years ago. But in the last year, that

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