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New Paris museum puts economy centre stage

The Citeco aims to reconcile the French with economics, a subject often viewed with a mix of suspicion and contempt.

Mecca Clock turns into tourist draw

The Clock Tower Museum is filled with models and structures on astronomy and galaxies, as Saudi authorities aim to lure more Muslim tourists to the country.

Brazil’s gutted National Museum seeks funds in Europe

Brazil's National Museum director says the museum requires 1 million reais (about US$250,000) 'to be able to breathe.'

Spain’s Prado museum unveils restored Fra Angelico masterpiece

Experts worked for nearly a year at the Madrid museum to enhance the colours of the altarpiece.

Ingenious gadgets, real-world quandaries at Washington’s all-new Spy Museum

Relocated in a gleaming new steel and glass building double the size of its former premises.

Wonderfood Museum: Plastic has never looked so tasty

The replicas are so beautifully made that if you weren't hungry when you entered the museum, you certainly will be by the time you leave.

Museum honours pioneer Chinese migrants to Malaysia

The Malaysian Chinese Museum depicts the struggles and sacrifices of those who left their homeland centuries ago to start life anew here.

Success shreds JR’s Louvre illusion

French artist JR and 400 volunteers put the final touches to the huge collage on Friday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Louvre's glass pyramid.

French artist JR promises latest work will reveal Louvre pyramid’s ‘secret’

JR, who has been dubbed as the 'French Banksy', is famous for blowing up photographs into huge collages that have graced the wall between Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Norway museum to return artifacts

Anthropologist and adventurer Heyerdahl crossed much of the Pacific on a reed raft to prove his theory the Polynesian islands could have been settled by prehistoric South American people, and not by settlers from Asia as most scholars believed.

Paris’s Louvre museum: eight centuries of history

The Lourve went from a medieval fortress protecting Paris to one of the world's biggest and most-visited museums.

Iraqi museum unveils ‘looted’ artefacts

Basra is the most oil-rich province in Iraq but its heritage sites have long been neglected.

History of Portugal in Asia at Museu do Oriente, Lisbon

Learn all about Portugal’s principal possessions in Asia that comprised Goa, Malacca, East Timor and Macau together with a trading post in Nagasaki.

Louvre Abu Dhabi introduces Rembrandt, Vermeer

The museum has also acquired Rembrandt's "Head of a young man, with clasped hands: Study of the figure of Christ" as part of its permanent collection.

Dogs have their day at revived NY museum

There is now a museum dedicated to man's best friend in New York City.

An informative and interesting visit to Teratak Zaaba Museum

This is a good opportunity to visit inside a traditional wooden Malay home and learn about the distinguished Malay scholar Za'aba.

Macau’s gambling habit: Every visitor’s favourite pastime

This pastime goes back a thousand years to Tang Dynasty China and was probably one of the first forms of gambling to take place in Macau, albeit illegally.

Islamic Arts Museum: Arguably the best in all Malaysia

What sets this museum apart from all others is the sheer quality of the exhibits from the Middle East, China, India and the Malay world.

Swedish ‘Museum of Failure’ features Trump board game

The Museum has turned out to be an unexpected hit for curator West, with visiting exhibits in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Make your own souvenir at the i-Box Glass Museum Penang

After watching a demonstration of glass making and decorating techniques, you can try your hand at creating your own souvenir glass product to take away.

Kedah Paddy Museum: Beautiful murals capture history of paddy

Museum explains rice cultivation process, displays varieties of rice, and showcases equipment and tools used in rice cultivation.

Brush up on history at the Penang Tunnel Museum

There is also a 3D Mural Art Gallery upstairs that seems to be a hit with the younger crowd.

Bujang Valley: Historically significant and worth a visit

A museum here houses various historical artefacts while its surrounding grounds is home to various Hindu and Buddhist structures called candi.

Inside the historical Kota Kayang Museum in Perlis

The current building, completed in 1999, is supposed to be structurally identical to the one it replaced which was used as the official residence of the British Advisor to Perlis.