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International Day of Human Space Flight & other news

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International Day of Human Space Flight & other news
By MuseumWeek • Issue #9 • View online
Dear professionals from Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, dear friends passionated by Culture, Art and Science,

Tomorrow, 12th of April, will mark the International Day of Human Space Flight which celebrates the “beginning of the space era for mankind”. You probably remember the Voyager Golden Record, shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos. According to Wikipedia, the Record contains “115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, thunder and animals”, “to represent humanity”. It also contains “spoken greetings in 55 ancient and modern languages”, “human sounds, like footsteps and laughter”, and “musical selections from different cultures and eras.”
The Voyager Golden Record
The Voyager Golden Record
Cover of the Voyager Golden Record
Cover of the Voyager Golden Record
The Record also includes the sounds of humpbacked whales from the 1970 album by bio-acoustician Roger Payne, Songs of the Humpback Whale. To remember that we're not the only species on this planet, we invite you to listen to them for 5 minutes and meditate...
Songs of the Humpback Whale
We take this opportunity to remind you that, during MuseumWeek and on June, 17th we will invite you to raise awareness, again and again, on the theme of environment. Prepare posts, prepare events, museums are not neutral and have a role to play into shaping opinions, as said in this article from The Guardian -we couldn’t have say it more brilliantly.
The whole program of MuseumWeek is available on museum-week.org
The whole program of MuseumWeek is available on museum-week.org
Meanwhile, on Earth too…
Enjoy the rest of this newsletter, don’t miss the reading of “To NFT or Not to NFT”, by Elizabeth Merritt from the Center for the Future of Museums, American Alliance of Museums.
Thank you for reading us, have a great week and stay safe.
Benjamin BENITA,
President of Culture For Causes Network
MuseumWeek International social media newsroom
We have two new volunteers joining MuseumWeek’s International social media newsroom, proud and happy to welcome:
Polly Allen, Digital Engagement Officer, South West Museum Development, Bristol 🇬🇧
Polly Allen, Digital Engagement Officer, South West Museum Development, Bristol 🇬🇧
Dominique Valansi, Digital content Coordinator Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, 🇧🇷
Dominique Valansi, Digital content Coordinator Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, 🇧🇷
Iano Flávio Maia, Journalist at the Museu Câmara Cascudo/UFRN, Natal, 🇧🇷
Iano Flávio Maia, Journalist at the Museu Câmara Cascudo/UFRN, Natal, 🇧🇷
Email us at contact@museum-week.org if you are interested in joining our international social media newsroom as a volunteer. This is a unique experience that could benefit you personally, as well as your institution. You will also be offered an interview on MuseumWeek magazine.
Email us at contact@museum-week.org if you are interested in joining our international social media newsroom as a volunteer. This is a unique experience that could benefit you personally, as well as your institution. You will also be offered an interview on MuseumWeek magazine.
MuseumWeek Magazine
by Fabio Pariante, Editor In Chief #MuseumWeek Magazine
4 questions for Lisa Sweasy from the Vent Haven Museum
4 questions for Aaron Berger from the Neon Museum Las Vegas
5 questions for digital artist Thomas Lisle
Culture & Innovation: Three Curated News
To NFT or Not to NFT: The View from Two Museums
The British Museum's NFT project has sent its carbon footprint soaring
Broke Museums Are Selling NFTs of Famous Paintings by Raphael and Da Vinci
Quote of the week
Warum krieg? (Why War?) A correspondence between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud
Warum krieg? (Why War?) A correspondence between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud
The appetite for power manifested by the ruling class of a state counteracts a limitation of its rights of sovereignty. This “political appetite for power” often finds nourishment in the claims of economic effort manifested in a material way. I am thinking here particularly of that group which is found in the midst of every people and which, small in number but resolute in purpose, unconcerned with social experience and factors, consists of individuals for whom war and the manufacture and traffic in arms represent nothing more than an opportunity to gain special advantages, to enlarge the scope of their personal power
Albert Einstein, in Warum Krieg ?
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