During the nineteen-twenties, he composed a treaty for protection of the historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and cultural institutions in time of peace as well as in war.
In the early nineteenth century, rich, middle-income, and poor New Yorkers often went to the same theaters--the most popular public place for entertainment at the time. Such mixing of classes upset many wealthy and middle-class theatergoers who complained about the often rowdy behavior of laborers, artisans (skilled workers) and apprentices who also were part of the audience. By the time Barnum's American Museum opened in the 1840s, different classes no longer attended the same theaters. This activity asks students to evaluate the American Museum as one of the first public places where different types of New Yorkers (and their families) once again intermingled--but under very different circumstances than before, with new rules curbing certain kinds of public conduct.
In throwing light on the art of Schinkel and Liebermann, on the undertakings of Lichtwark, on the policies of Bismarck, and on the ordeals of Rathenau and Hitler and Beck and Faulhaber and Brandt, these nine essays offer a salutary guidepost to a past that is as rich as it is terrifying.
Second, they follow the rise of a political consciousness on the part of the Germans, and the consequences this consciousness had for nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries.
These essays by nine distinguished historians deal with prominent personalities in German history over the last two centuries; and they are dominated by two themes.
When the world is in turmoil, this Museum fights back using its most powerful tool: education. It is urgent that we teach people about the consequences of hate and antisemitism.
We are happy to announce the formation of the Nikolai Kachanov Singers ensemble as artists in residence at the Museum. They are celebrating their opening season with a series of premieres of works by contemporary composers.
On June 7 they performed "Soaring Monuments, Modern Treasures," an evening of early and contemporary choral music.
The program included compositions by Byrd, Lasso, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Part, and Yukechev.
The evening was dedicated to the memory of Daniel Entin, the museum's former director, who passed away last January.
This activity guides students through the game-like mystery of who may have burned down the American Museum. Students work in teams, read background esays on social, political, and cultural conflicts in nineteenth century America, then search for clues specific to one suspect. Students use the online notebook to assign clues to suspects and determine if they would accuse their suspect. Designed to work in a 90 minute class period, this lesson can be modified to fit shorter class periods by assigning steps 1 and 2 as homework.
The Seriate Slide Cabinet in the American Museum's Waxworks room conveys the events of the 1850s that brought tensions between North and South to a boiling point. For this activity, students will have to work collaboratively to create a written explanation of the slide show for a foreign visitor to the American Museum who doesn’t know about the events shown in the slides or their significance.
The Davistown Museum exhibition An Archaeology of Tools interprets the European settlement of Maine and New England through the medium of hand tools, always for archaeologists among the most revealing of the accidental durable remnants of ancient peoples. Occasionally, interspersed within the tool collections recovered by the Liberty Tool Co. for the Davistown Museum are artifacts dating prior to the European settlement of North America. The history of the Ancient Dominions of Maine is the history of two cultures, the Native Americans who lived in Maine before 1600 and the Europeans who gradually cleared the landscape of these first inhabitants after 1600.
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You are probably familiar with many local cultural institutions such as museums, zoos, and botanical gardens. Barnum's American Museum was such an institution -- except that the original American Museum existed in the 19th century and the Web site museum is a virtual re-creation. The producers have digitally rebuilt the Museum three-dimensionally so that you and other users can investigate the history of the era to learn how the museum influenced American life then and now.
In this exercise, students can explore the virtual American Museum with the goal of gathering information on the actual museum's proprietor, P. T. Barnum, and writing a point-of-view monologue by the Great Showman.