See how art treasures are restored at Kanazawa studio

Oct 13, 2016

See how art treasures are restored at Kanazawa studio

Ishikawa Prefecture is inviting visitors to view a studio where cultural assets are restored in a bid to draw public attention to the skill of art repair, the first such attempt by a local government in Japan. Ishikawa is known for traditional urushi lacquerware ...

Queens museum lands only known film of 'Satchmo' in studio

Apr 21, 2016

Queens museum lands only known film of 'Satchmo' in studio

The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the only known film of the great jazz musician in a recording studio, footage that was discovered in a storage facility. The 33-minute, 16 mm film captures Armstrong recording his 1959 album “Satchmo Plays King Oliver” in ...

Visitor numbers surge at Toyota technology museum

Apr 14, 2015

Visitor numbers surge at Toyota technology museum

The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology attracted a record number of visitors last year, with domestic and foreign tourists flocking to its displays of machines in action. The museum showcases the technological history of the Toyota Motor Corp. group, and has as ...