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 Guests look at the exhibits on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum's World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on November 20, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Guests look at the exhibits on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand.

Johanna Puisto, sculpture conservator at The V&A, unveils a cast of Michaelangelo's David at Victoria & Albert Museum on November 10, 2014 in London, England.

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Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of Michelangelo’s David on Monday in London, England

A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the British Museum in London October 16, 2014. Hollywood actor George Clooney's new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, in what Greeks hope may inject new energy into their national campaign.

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A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the British Museum in London. Hollywood actor George Clooney’s new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens

Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach's 'Hovering Angel' sculpture at the British Museum on October 3, 2014 in London, England. The  piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum's 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' exhibition which opens on October 16, 2014 until January 25, 2015.

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Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach’s ‘Hovering Angel’ sculpture at the British Museum on Friday in London, England. The piece by Ernst Barlach is his memorial to those killed in the First World War and forms part of the museum’s ‘Germany: Memories of a Nation’ exhibition which opens on October 16th until January 25th

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: "The First World War, 1914-1918" ("Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918") on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: “The First World War, 1914-1918″ (“Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918″) on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) listens to explanations and looks at an exhibit as he visits the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum in Moscow, Russia, 11 April 2014.

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visits the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. On Saturday, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics day which marks Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into space.

Butterflies Are Released Into The Natural History Museum's Exhibtion...LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31:  Butterflies emerge from their chrysalises in the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' outdoor butterfly house on March 31, 2014 in London, England. The temporary attraction on the East Lawn of the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies and runs from April 3, 2014 until September 14, 2014.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Butterflies emerge from their chrysalises in the Natural History Museum’s “Sensational Butterflies” outdoor butterfly house in London. The temporary attraction on the museum’s East Lawn houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies and runs from April 3 until September 14. 

The Japanese artist, Yoko Ono, poses during the photo call to promotes her retrospective exhibition ''Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show'', at Guggenheim Musseun, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday, March 13, 2014. The 81-year old Japanese artist and peace activist, well known for her work in avant-garde art, gained worldwide notoriety as the widow of Beatle's pop group member John Lennon.

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Yoko Ono poses during the photocall to promote her retrospective exhibition, “Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show”, at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, northern Spain. The 81-year-old Japanese artist and peace activist is also well known as the widow of Beatles member John Lennon.

A visitor take a photo of a life size replica of a lizard crocodile 'Sauroshuchus' exhibited at the Art Science Museum during a media preview in Singapore on January 23, 2014. The exhibit called "Dinosaurs: from dawn to extinction " traces evolution of dinosaurs 600 years back in time. The exhibition will open to visitors from January 25 to July 27.

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A visitor takes a photo of a life-sized replica of the lizard crocodile ‘Sauroshuchus’ exhibited at the Art Science Museum, Singapore, during a media preview of Dinosaurs: From Dawn to Extinction. The exhibition runs from January 25 to July 27

Museum of Contmeporary Art, MOCA...HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 3:05 A.M. EST. THIS PHOTO MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 3:05 A.M. EST - "Airplane Parts," a sculpture by Nancy Rubins made of scraps of old airplanes wired together into a massive junk tree, greets visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which struggled for years for financial survival, has quadrupled its endowment to more than $100 million in the past nine months through a fundraising campaign that museum officials say won support from dozens of deep-pocketed Los Angeles arts patrons. MOCA, which planned to announce the accomplishment later Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2013, said it ensures the long-term survival and independence of one of the countryís pre-eminent public repositories for contemporary art. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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“Airplane Parts”, a sculpture by Nancy Rubins made from scraps of old aircraft wired together into a massive junk tree, greets visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles

Journalist and presenter Evan Davies poses with a 3D printed model of himself in the exhibition '3D: printing the future' in the Science Museum on October 8, 2013 in London, England. Mr Davies' model features his arm in a sling due to him being scanned in August 2013 whilst recovering from a broken wrist. The exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, features over 600 3D printed objects ranging from: replacement organs, artworks, aircraft parts and a handgun.

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Journalist and presenter Evan Davies poses with a 3D printed model of himself in the exhibition ’3D: printing the future’ in the Science Museum on Tuesday in London, England. Mr Davies’ model features his arm in a sling due to him being scanned in August 2013 whilst recovering from a broken wrist. The exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, features over 600 3D printed objects ranging from: replacement organs, artworks, aircraft parts and a handgun.

A Tyrannosaurus rex takes a morning stroll with commuters in Martin Place on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia. In a world first, the Australian Museum presents "Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family", an innovative, multimedia experience showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree. With over 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens on display, including one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii, the exhibition runs from 23 November 2013 to 27 July 2014. Showcasing a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, including neverbefore-seen specimens from China, "Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family" is designed to provide a snapshot of dinosaur life and show how this group became the world's top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws and bone-crunching teeth.

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A man dressed as a Tyrannosaurus rex takes a morning stroll with commuters in Martin Place on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia to mark an exhibition being held at the Australian Museum.

A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replicas as she post for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Thousands of terracotta soldiers that were buried in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuang, who ruled China between 221-210 B.C., are displayed in Xi'an.

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A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replica as she poses for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, Shaanxi province in central China on Tuesday.

A person visits the exhibition "Requins" (Sharks) on June 7, 2013 in Oceanography museum in Monaco. The exhibition opens on  June 8 on the eve of World Oceans Day.

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A person visits the exhibition “Requins” (Sharks) on Friday in Oceanography museum in Monaco. The exhibition opens on June 8 on the eve of World Oceans Day.

 boy walks in front of a monument of the WWII open-air museum in the Ukrainian capital Kiev

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A young boy looks on with intrigue at the second world war monument in Kiev, Ukraine, at the open air museum

A woman walks behind mirrors and lenses in the new permanent exhibition of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Maths and Physics) at the Dresden Zwinger in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday, April 12, 2013. One of the world s leading museums displaying historic scientific instruments and timepieces reopens after renovation of six years on April 14,2013.

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A woman walks behind mirrors and lenses in the new permanent exhibition of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Maths and Physics) at the Dresden Zwinger in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Friday. After being closed for six years for renovation work, the oldest museum displaying historic scientific instruments and timepieces reopens on April 14 2013.