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Baltimore, MD   


Comprised of the oldest and most comprehensive collection of railroad history in the Western Hemisphere, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Inc. is a unique cultural and educational asset for the city and the region. An unparalleled roster of the 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, original shop buildings, and surviving tracks at the historic Mt. Clare site provide an integrated resource to present virtually every aspect of American railroad development and its impact on our society, culture and economy.

Flourishing in its expanded and newly restored state, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum is hosting record numbers of visitors to its internationally renown campus and collections. Through these collections and its historic buildings, it is the mission of this institution to reveal the drama of American railroading, its people, culture, and legacy to a wide and diverse audience. The Museum’s 40-acre historic site, its unrivalled collections and magnificent buildings combined with innovative education and public programming have earned it the sobriquet America’s railroad museum.

Batimore & Ohio Railraod Museum   
www.borail.org    
410-754-2490



Pittsburgh, PA   


The Andy Warhol Museum is a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars and the general public are galvanized through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol. The Warhol is ever-changing and constantly re-defining itself in relation to contemporary life, using its unique collections and dynamic, interactive programming as tools. Located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, The Warhol is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and is a collaborative project of the Carnegie Institute, Dia Center for the Arts, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Opened in 1994, the Museum features extensive permanent collections of art and archives on one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. It is also a primary resource for anyone seeking insights into contemporary art and popular culture.

The Andy Warhol Museum   
www.warhol.org    
412-237-8300



Australia   


The Australian National Maritime Museum is a statutory authority of the Australian Government (the national government of the Commonwealth of Australia). The museum is responsible to the Minister for the Arts and Sport (currently Senator the Hon George Brandis SC). It is one of the national collecting institutions under the Department of Communication, the Information Technology and the Arts (others include the National Library of Australia, Australian National Gallery and National Museum of Australia). Its enabling legislation is The Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1990 (amended 1993).

The prominent Australian architect Philip Cox was chosen to design the building, and construction and staff recruitment began in 1986. Collecting and exhibition development centred around five display themes - Discovery, Passengers, Commerce, Leisure and Navy, with another added when the USA funded a gallery of US-Australian maritime links as its gift to the nation for the 1988 Bicentenary celebrations.

The museum was opened by Prime Minister Bob Hawke on 29 November 1991, with the USA Gallery dedicated on 1 January 1992 by US President George Bush and Prime Minister Paul Keating.

Australia National Maritime Museum   
http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm    
(02) 9298 3777


 
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