Bay Area Radio Museum - An online collection of audio recordings, documents and photographic images pertaining to the history and development of radio broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The materials found within the collection were contributed from a variety of sources, including local radio stations and private collectors, and are intended for the non-commercial use of the public.
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco - A major community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States.
Computing History Museum - Maintains the world's largest collection of materials related to the history of computers, including hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, and media. With collecting efforts spanning four decades, the Museum seeks to preserve a comprehensive view of computing history, one that includes the machines, the software, the business and competitive environments, personal recollections, and the social implications of humankind's most important invention, the computer. Located at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View CA 94043. Ph: 650-810-1010.
Conservatory of Flowers - Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in the Western Hemisphere and has attracted millions of visitors to Golden Gate Park since it first opened its doors. Immersive displays in five galleries include the lowland tropics, highland tropics, aquatic plants, potted plants and special exhibits. The Conservatory is one of only four public institutions in the United States to house a highland tropics exhibit. The Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1500 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world. It houses an increasingly important collection of endangered plant species, including ferns, palms and aroids. It is also home to an unparalleled collection of high-altitude orchids -- more than 700 of the 1,000 known species. It is the largest and most comprehensive public collection in the world.
Croatian American Cultural Center - A center to share the rich cultural heritage Croatia, the Center has become an important gathering place for enthusiasts of Croatia and other Slavic music and dance, and recent immigrants as well as long time members.
Jazz Heritage Center - Provides visitors the opportunity to experience, understand and appreciate San Francisco's unique, yet under-represented, place in the history of the American Jazz scene, and to encourage residents of the Fillmore District to recollect and enjoy their cultural and musical history.
Off-site Programming Begins in Spring of 2013 - The final day of public museum operation in SFMOMA's current building will be Sunday, June 2, 2013. Throughout the approximately two-and-a-half-year span leading up to the inauguration of the new building, slated for completion in early 2016, SFMOMA will experiment with off-site programs. Beginning in summer 2013, SFMOMA will co-organize major exhibitions at partner museums featuring works drawn either entirely or in part from SFMOMA's holdings.
SFMOMA Building Project - Mario Botta's SFMOMA building is an iconic presence within the cityscape of San Francisco. It will soon be an even more dynamic destination: SFMOMA is developing a major expansion, designed in collaboration with the architecture firm Snøhetta, to accommodate the ongoing growth of the museum's programs and audiences and to showcase the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection of contemporary art.
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