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Baron Munchausen

Interesting story about German nobleman from the 18th century who joined the Russian military and participated in campaigns against the Ottoman Turks. After coming home, Münchhausen allegedly was told a number of  farfetched stories about his adventures. Because of that his name became the synonym for liar.

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Representing The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film

Blog post for today is about Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film which is currently accepting entries for outstanding work in documentary photography and documentary short-short film. They will be awarding two prizes of 5,000 USD each to a documentary filmmaker and a documentary photographer. For information about foundation and details about the contest go to http://www.mrofoundation.org

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Effects of Light on Materials in Collections

Have you ever been wondering how light is damaging for museum artifacts and collection objects? Now I’m bringing you one more free e-book from Getty Publication from 2001. In that book you’ll find very useful information about light and object exposure to light and which light is best used in museums…

 

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How to handle Art

Recently I’ve been thinking to blog post about ways to keep object in the museums safe, how to handle them, mount them, house them, move them etc. In this post category you’ll be informed how it was done in some of the most respectable museums in the world. For those of you who are not art historians, collection managers, conservators etc, I hope that this information can provide for you sneak peek into the museum world.

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Rene Gruau – just a thought about fashion

Lately I was thinking about fashion… and I realized that I haven’t write any blog post about this subject…
One person with who I’m amazed is Rene Gruau, fashion illustrator, born in 1909 in Italy.
Needless to say that his illustration, drawings and coloring was wonderful. Nor it’s needless to say that he was recognized by the age of 14 when he first published his illustration. By the age of 18 he was known internationally.

 

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Exposition Universelle 1889

Have you ever seen some photos and postcards from Exposition Universelle?

The first Exposition Universelle was held in 1889 and represented World’s Fair. It was held in Paris and lasted from 6 May to 31 October 1889.

The year of 1889 was important because it represented 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, an event traditionally considered as the symbol for the beginning of the French Revolution.

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Tulip mania

During the Dutch Golden Age tulips were  important flower. Prices for bulbs of the  tulip reached extraordinarily high levels. Rich patrons would acquire some of the world’s most expensive flowers – such as the Semper Augustus tulip, now extinct – and hire the best artists to paint them.

 

 

 

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360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Spring Artist Residency in Central Mexico

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writers Residency Program is located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Three residents will be chosen for each residency. We encourage applications from visual artists, writers, new media makers and musicians. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from an international airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans.  She is sure to inspire you during your stay!

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