Explore Technology At The World’s Museums During Twitter’s #MuseumWeek

This week is the world’s first international #MuseumWeek on Twitter. Some 2,800 museums and cultural institutions are taking part in it and removing restrictions on selfies and photography.

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Every day, the New York Museum of Modern Art’s invaluable collections draw droves of visitors with gems like Henri Rousseau’s Sleeping Gypsy, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

But walk away from the crowds, and you’ll discover that the museum is also full of top-notch design and technology. There’s Arthur Young’s “bug-eyed” Bell-47D1 dragonfly of a helicopter hovering near the entrance, the sleek silhouette of John Barnard’s bright red Ferrari Formula 1 racing car, and even a techno-optimistic print of a giant GE vacuum tube from the Bauhaus-trained designer Herbert Bayer, titled “Electronics – A New Science for a New World.” (See below.

This week is the world’s first international #MuseumWeek on Twitter. Some 2,800 museums and cultural institutions are taking part in it and removing restrictions on selfies and photography. It turns out that GE technology and artifacts are part of many museums and art collections, both private and public. We’ve gathered a sampling. Take a look:

To see more of the #MuseumWeek collection and for more stories like this, visit GE Reports.

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