I visited the exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend today in the Castle Museum, which is a touring, partnership exhibition between the British Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. It is highly appropriate to have this exhibition here, since Vikings conquered significant land in East Anglia.
I've always been fascinated by how good some of the display techniques of the Castle Museum are as they really consider the best viewing option for each of the objects and pair it with great lighting. This exhibition lives up to those standards (although curated externally) - as you can see in the images they acknowledge the need to see both sides of an object and place mirrors in or simply allow the visitor a peek from the sides of the cabinets. It also lives up to the child-friendliness of the Castle by incorporating a good number of activities placed low enough to be within reach for the kids and by using very accessible language with short fun-facts.
However, the show was a little lackluster for me as an adult, or perhaps as an art historian. It was quite an 'entry-level' show into the life of Vikings with not a whole lot of new information, although a number of fascinating objects. (see photos) I was specifically irritated by the images they used on the boards because most of the objects were not featured in the exhibition, and there was no information on them whatsoever, only the copyright holder. Speaking of the boards, they created a very cluttered space that was hard to navigate, although I do understand it is not the easiest to curate a touring show that works in all venues.
The overall narrative was great, but as I said before, it was hard to understand because of the cluttered space. It took me a while to see where the exhibition was going.
The virtual reality bit was a missed opportunity with only showing the video of it - there are very cheap and simple solutions for showing VR in the exhibition space and it would have added so much to it. Either don't mention it at all OR give the visitors the chance to experience it properly.
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Treasures in artifact alley // Des trésors dans l'allée des artefacts
A view of the Collections Conservation Centre under construction. // Une vue du Centre de conservation des collections en construction
La Muralla Romana - The Roman Wall. This is a bigger part of the previously mentioned wall. -
A close up of what was once a tower of the wall that enclosed Barcino. -
- Photo: @gemsoftheglobe
The Mechanical Gallion. 1580 CE .
Though the ship has a small clock, and small figures in its crows nests strike bells upon the hour, the main function of this ship is to announce the start of a banquet
It travelled independently on wheels down the table. A small organ, pipes and a drum would play a tune as it moved. The figures on the deck would bow to the representation of the Holy Roman Empire and King Rudolf II. As a finale the main front canon would fire followed by all the smaller canons, to end its journey in noise and smoke
Unfortunately, the galleon no longer functions. It's wheels have been replaced with legs. Many of its figures are missing, and most have now been replaced. It's times of announcing banquets is over and it's guns shall remain silent
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Конь-талисман из дуба.
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Коник-талисман должен удобно ложиться в ладонь и радовать её своей фактурностью.
Этот дубовый малыш именно такой.
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This is a 17th century pewter toy which I found washed up on the Thames foreshore. It’s a toy “dripping pan” which is a miniature version of a full-size dripping pan that would have been placed on the hearth to catch the fat dripping from juicy, roasting meat. The tasty, warm juice was used to make a delicious gravy to accompany a hearty meal in the 17th century (and even now).
The toy dripping pan would have been played with by a young girl to imitate her mother, similar to the way girls “play house” today. The little girl was probably very sad when she accidentally dropped her prized toy in the river around 350 years ago.
The toy I found is featured in the current issue of The Searcher magazine @thesearchermag
in a brilliant article about mudlarking discoveries written by @rockthemudlark.
Swipe left to see more 17th century toys found by other mudlarks. If you want to read the full 4 page article, you can buy a copy at WH Smith or on The Searcher’s website.
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Happy Earth Day 22,04,2019 🌍 Time to realise how beautiful and fragile our home is and start looking after it rather better...
📷 shows the iconic Earthrise photo of our planet taken from Lunar Orbit by Apollo 8 Astronaut William Anders on 24.12.1968 with a tiny encased fragment of foil from the Apollo 11 Command Module which is in my small Moon Landings artefacts collection
> Le MétaHisme : Métacognition (Transcription) - The MetaHism is an artistic movement that expresses and embodies the human mind as a meta-paradigm. This Art of the Consciousness, connects a global perception of the visible and invisible events simultaneously. META, because expressing the Whole, ISM as the concept and universal suffix, which we find in all the movements and H, eight letter of the alphabet, (letter of the infinity, ∞, lemniscate) separating and unifying.
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Nataraja is a well known sculptural symbol in India.The sculpture is symbolic of Shiva as the lord of dance and It typically shows Shiva dancing in one of the Natya Shastra poses, holding Agni (fire) in his left back hand, the front hand in gajahasta or dandahasta mudra, the front right hand with a wrapped snake that is in abhaya (fear not) mudra while pointing to a Sutra text, and the back hand holding a musical instrument usually a damaru.His body, fingers, ankles, neck, face, head, ear lobes and dress are shown decorated with symbolic items, which vary with historic period and region. He is surrounded by a ring of flames, standing on a lotus pedestal, lifting his left leg (or in rare cases, the right leg) and balancing over a demon shown as a dwarf (Apasmara or Muyalaka) who symbolizes ignorance. ( Source:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nataraja)
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