AKC Dog Museum Reopens in New York
On February 8, after decades of location on the outskirts of St. Louis, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog finally made its way back to the headquarters in New York City. Pet lovers here are able to appreciate many canine art and the amazing history of our furry companions.
Back in 1982, the AKC Museum of the Dog was originally set up on 51 Madison Avenue, the place where its headquarters locates. Given the lack of financial support and exhibition space, the museum soon got moved to St. Louis. This relocation decision was made in 1986. After 30 years, the museum rejoined the headquarters on the Madison Ave.
Just as other museums, visitors can have a general ideas of the history of dogs through abundant collections of canine arts, including terracotta dog paw prints of the Roman Empire and the painting of famous dogs as Millie Bush, the beloved presidential dog of former president George H.W Bush. Stacks of dog-related books are available on the shelves.
Apart from these traditional methods of display, this dog museum adopts modern technologies to ensure the visit 100% adorable and interesting. For instance, there are interactive kiosks where the visitor will get matched to one dog breed in terms of his facial features. For potential dog owners, the museum enables them to practice dog training on virtual dogs.
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