Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

 The world-famous Louvre and d’Orsay museums reopened their doors to the public on Wednesday as French insurance companies announced their initial estimates for the cost of the natural disaster. Visitors once again flocked to see the Mona Lisa and the Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre, five days after flood waters forced an emergency shutdown […]

Louvre museum closes to evacuate stored art as floodwaters rise

Louvre museum closes to evacuate stored art as floodwaters rise

 The Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks. The riverside museum – the most visited in the world, home to everything from the Mona Lisa to priceless Egyptian artefacts, took the radical action after […]

Most Powerful Artificial Tornado at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany

Most Powerful Artificial Tornado at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is home to more than just automobiles. In 2007, the Guinness Book of Records gave it recognition for housing the “strongest artificially generated tornado in the world.” The 34.4 meter high (that is 37.2 yards to those metrically challenged) vortex was not designed as an attraction, but to channel smoke out of […]

The Great Train Story at Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Great Train Story at Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Great Train Story is one of the world’s largest HO scale model railroads display located in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the US. The 3,500 square foot model depicts the story of modern day rail transportation in a 3,550 km journey from Seattle, Washington through several plains states en route to […]

Poo Machine by Wim Delvoye

Poo Machine by Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye is a Belgian artist known for his inventive and often shocking and repulsive projects. Cloaca, also known as the “poo-machine”, is probably Wim Delvoye’s most famous art installation. In 2000, he put together a complex machinery at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium, that mimics the action of the human digestive […]