Cincinnati Museum Center

Metropolitan Sewer District
4:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

County to re-open MSD bid process

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to vote Wednesday morning on re-opening the bidding process on some Metropolitan Sewer District projects.

The board initiated the moratorium to force renewed talks between the county and the city, which runs the sewer district. At issue are several city initiated hiring policies and practices the county dislikes, and in some cases says are illegal.

The county is re-opening the bid process following a city council vote two weeks ago to suspend the hiring policies until August.

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Google Art Project
4:20 am
Fri June 21, 2013

How Google is 'street view' mapping local museums

A extremely high resolution camera takes more than 200 pictures to compile one gigapixel image.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

You've probably heard about Google's street view mapping, maybe you've even seen the cars driving around with giant, funny-looking rooftop cameras. Google is now taking that technology indoors here in Cincinnati.

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Museum Center Fountain Day
1:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Water returns to Cincinnati Museum Center fountain

A crowd gathers at Cincinnati Museum Center Friday to watch as the fountain is turned on for the summer.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

For three years the Cincinnati  Museum Center has invited the community to participate as the water is turned on for the summer in its iconic fountain. Museum members and guests gathered Friday morning as the countdown began.

Sarah Bowman and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Mimi of Fairfield waited patiently to the sounds of Jimmy Buffet music. Staff  members passed out temporary tattoos to the children. 

Cincinnati Museum Center
12:31 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition

An important part of human history is now on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times opened recently and will be in Cincinnati through mid-April. Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, co-curator of this exhibition and professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University, recently sat down with Mark Perzel to discuss the importance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, what visitors can expect to see when they visit, and the extreme care that is taken to preserve these artifacts.


Ancient manuscripts
1:16 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Cincinnati

Peering down on 2000-year-old scroll fragments.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

They're some of the most important historical documents ever discovered and now they're here in Cincinnati.

The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit opens Friday, November 16th at the Museum Center.

It features more than 600 objects ranging from pottery to the scrolls themselves.

Uzi Dahari is deputy director of archaeology with the Israel Antiquity Authority.

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