The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums

Filled with charming illustrations, this delightful book about Iceland s 265 museums is as quirky and mesmerizing as the country s dreamscape itself Forbes n nMythic creatures, natural wonders, and the mysterious human impulse to collect are on beguiling display in this poetic tribute to the mus

A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump

Founding Director Lonnie Bunch s deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read n nIn its firs

Explorers

From Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell, Explorers is a new picture book about an extraordinary trip to a museum n nWhen a family goes to a local museum, a boy notices a homeless man sitting outside, making brightly colored origami birds He convinces his dad to buy a bird the man makes just for him.

The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World

Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money The cons perpetrate

Wonderstruck

Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives Ben longs for the father he has never known Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother s room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit some of the displays in David Wilson s Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes But which ones As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th century wonder cabinets that were the f