Museums

New England News
6:26 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Little Known Holocaust Museum Keeps Doors Open In W. Mass.

Darrell English outside the New England Holocaust Institute and Museum at 45 Eagle St. in North Adams, MA.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A little known Holocaust museum in North Adams, Massachusetts will be able to keep its doors open for the next six months thanks to a donation.

Darrell English marvels at the artifacts hanging on the walls in the 750-foot square room he rents each month.

“An American flag around the corner here,” English said. “It’s a 48-star American flag. Nothing unusual about that. Except what’s stenciled on it. Which is a Nazi eagle.”

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New England News
6:40 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Local Museums Embracing Technology

Visitors can scan the QR code to the left of the painting and click on individual faces to learn about the stories behind "Christmas Homecoming" and other paintings.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Despite their reputation as repositories for the past, many regional museums are embracing technology to adapt to the 21st century.

“One of the things that museums are challenged with is to assert our relevance in a modern era," said Betsy Feathers, the Research and Grants Officer at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield.

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