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Preservation in Pink

Genealogy Gems

  • NEW!Episode 172 - Book Club Launch, DNA, and Star Trek Journey
    In this episode I've got some exciting news, a cool free online tool, advice on translation, stories of inspirational finds, DNA for genealogy, and a Star Trek take on the innovations of yesteryear! NEWS:FamilySearch’s free  interactive map…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:02pm -
  • Episode 171 - Coping with Change, and Genealogy Storytelling
    Do you have enough time to work on your family history the way you would like to? How about taking on someone else’s family history? In this episode I’ve invited someone who has jumped over his own family history to diligently working on a perfec…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 2:52pm -
  • Episode 170 - Interview with Lisa Kudrow of the TV series Who Do You Think You Are?
    Lisa shares her recent research successes:Getting in touch with a distant German cousin through MyHeritageOrganizing and “Visualizing” the German photos from her Great Grandmother’s Scrapbook (below is the inscription by Louise's siblin…
    - 69 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 12:06am -
  • Special Free Premium Episode
    Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode #113Who Do You Think You Are? has become a worldwide television phenomenon, starting in the UK and making its way around the world, telling the stories of well-known celebrities in search of their family histo…
    - 91 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Episode 169 - Blast from the Past Episode 14
    Catch a glimpse of the silent movie era and how it was an integral part of your ancestors’ lives. In this episode, I find out more about the silent movies my grandmother catalogued in her diary, and how they molded a generation.The cultural inf…
    - 14 Jul 14, 1:27am -

Elizabeth M. Covart

The Green Preservationist

  • New Blog, Same Goals – This is Why You Need to Follow ToolMade.org. Er, Please.
    The past couple of years have encompassed a whole lot of change and a largely absent blogger (sorry about that!), but everything still comes back to “sneaky preservation” on this blog. By “sneaky preservation,” I just mean converting the mass…
    - 5 Nov 13, 3:58pm -
  • Latino Outreach and the Conversación: Are We Trying To Preserve Too Much?
    A year and a half ago, I wrote a post that asked the question, “what the heck is a green preservationist?”…more recently, I’ve been asking myself the considerably more fundamental question of “what is a preservationist?” We’ve adapted o…
    - 6 Oct 11, 5:13pm -
  • We’re here, we’re poor, get used to it. It’s time to rally. Yes, still. And again.
    Yeah, this one’s ranty. I waited too long to write. So much has happened. Agendas have changed, a zillion people in architectural fields have been laid off due to downsizing and restructuring—an unbelievable number of architectural firms have clo…
    - 29 Sep 11, 11:49pm -
  • Announcing BuildingRevival.com: ¡Viva la Preservación Revolución!
    While it may seem like I’m a terrible person for not blogging for so long (yes, I am currently writing this in a hair shirt), I can assure you that I have been putting my green preservationy energies into other green preservationy things. One such…
    - 4 May 11, 9:00pm -
  • Let’s discuss Ruin Porn.
    I was reared on Stallone and Schwarzenegger films. From the time I left the womb, these movies provided respite for my mother, and bonding time for me and my father, who would invariably be blown away by the inventiveness of the latest blood altering…
    - 30 Jan 11, 9:03pm -

My Own Time Machine

  • FOTO FRIDAY: What I did on my summer vacation edition

    - 46 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 4:25pm -
  • Why I like old buildings
    Though my earliest memories are of a house of relatively modern vintage, that was simply where I lived.  The real world was all about old buildings: the wooden two-room schoolhouse for first and second grades that seemed straight out of a Norman Roc…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:31pm -
  • Happy Mother’s Day
    “You must not go into the burial places, and look about only for the tall monuments and the titled names.  It is not the starred epitaphs of the Doctors of Divinity, the Generals, the Judges, the Honourables, the Governors, or even of the village…
    - 11 May 14, 11:33am -
  • Foto Friday: Patterns

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  • Foto Friday: Not exactly mothballed

    - 25 Apr 14, 2:02pm -

ArchaeoBlog

  • Ancient cancer?
    Ancient Siberian mummy had breast cancer and self-medicated with marijuanateam of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Times reports.An…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 10:58pm -
  • Friday humor
    Via the Petrie Museum via Facebook
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:03pm -
  • And speaking of vampires. . . .
    ‘Vampire grave’ found in BulgariaA “vampire grave” containing a skeleton with a stake driven through its chest has been unearthed by a man known as “Bulgaria’s Indiana Jones”.That seems like a bad sign. . . .Professor Nikolai Ovcharo…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 3:32pm -
  • Back from the field
    Sorry, forgot to mention it. Was out in the field on a project since Tuesday. Nothing at all found except a collapsed old building. And cows. Pictures tomorrow.In the meantime, I had some Car Lust posts up this week y’all might enjoy:Monday Mys…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:55am -
  • Of course they like beer. . . .
    Doesn’t everybodything? The Science of Why Beer Is So DeliciousYet even though we know yeast is the reason beer tastes so good, we don’t know exactly why it does it. But in a new study, a team of scientists led by Kevin Verstrepen, a yeast genet…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 6:40pm -

UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Flickr

On the Roof of Casa Batlló
On the Roof of Casa Batlló
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Tea Time
Tea Time
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1165
1165
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1164
1164
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Normally underground
Normally underground
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romantic creek
romantic creek
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iGuidez

  • Gran Cafe - Ristorante Alta Bella
    An unusual restaurant/pizzeria right in the heart of Bologna. The serve homemade Bolognese pasta, traditional pizza and boast a large wine cellar. Inside is very baroque and ostentatious. There's exquisite mosaic artwork, gold plated trim on the wall…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 7:30pm -
  • Gelato Pretto
    Gelato Pretto raw materials selected and cultivated in an environmentally friendly way. Fresh milk and natural water sources are used in their production while other ingredients such as nuts from Langhe, Ciaculli tangerines, Bronte pistachios, Sorren…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 2:41pm -
  • Osteria L'Infedele
    Next to Piazza Santo Stefano and under the house of Italy’s ex Prime Minister is one of Bologna’s oldest and smallest Osterias. L’Infedele is a well-known cafe/wine bar with a unique and cosy atmosphere. It fills up with a mix of students and l…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:23pm -
  • Banco32
    First seafood restaurant in the historic 'Mercato delle Erbe' right next to Via Ugo Bassi. It's incredibly popular with young and old alike and is a mixture between a funky new eatery and a traditional restaurant serving lunch and aperitivo. They als…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 7:48am -
  • Natale Fontana Gioielli
    This antique jewellery store in the heart of Bologna has been run by the Fontana family for over a century. They are the only dealer in Bologna for Jaeger-LeCoultre, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Locman, Pomellato, Chantecler, Gucci, Chopard and Pasquale Bru…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:06am -

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network

  • Publishing Opportunities for Emerging Conservators: News In Conservation IIC Newsletter
    The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) is a London-based membership organization with worldwide reach. IIC members come not only from the conservation community, but also from many other fields engaged in c…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • About the Officers
    About the ECPN Committee Officers A while back, the names of the new ECPN committee officers were announced on the blog. Now, we thought you might like to know a little more about them:Molly Gleeson, Chair Molly Gleeson completed her BA in Art…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • Art, Color, and Gloss | Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog
    Repost from Nicole Peters, IMA Scholar Objects & Variable Art Summer Intern.http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2011/07/13/art-color-and-gloss/
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • October 31st Meeting Minutes
    ECPN MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 31, 2011 Conference Call Attendees: Ryan Winfield (Staff Liaison) Stephanie Lussier (Board Liaison) Molly Gleeson (Chair) Eliza Spaulding (Vice Chair) Anisha Gupta (co-Outreach Coordinator) Megan Salaza…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -
  • Join the ECPN Committee
    EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE, please see details below...The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network seeks three new committee members:Chair, Vice-Chair, and Outreach CoordinatorThe Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) works with va…
    - 18 Jul 12, 5:10pm -

Intangible Cultural Heritage Blog

  • NEW!Mayday Mayday!
    Chart image from: http://www.sentinelpressllc.com/emergencydistressposter.htmlFor a new and upcoming exhibit at the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse in Gros Morne National Park, Parks Canada is hoping to hear your memories and stories about the use of tr…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Oct 14, 11:49am -
  • Fishing Stage - Fishing Shed – Shed Stage
    Guest blog post by Jennifer Murray, P.EngEver notice the stages in rural Newfoundland? No, not the fishing stages – the performance stages. Nearly every small town and outport in Newfoundland has one these days.These are the places where the sum…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 5:29pm -
  • Thanks for a summer filled with meals of lobsters and glasses of slush!
    Petty HarbourThings have finally settled down (a little) so I wanted to stop in and make a final blog post to say thanks! Since I last wrote on the blog I finished my job with the heritage foundation, took a quick trip out to the west coast of the i…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 2:52pm -
  • "The Tale of a Town" storymobile touring Newfoundland!
    "The Tale of a Town – Canada" is a national oral history and theatre initiative aiming to capture the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time.Over the next three years, The Tale of a Town will tour across th…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 11:30am -
  • Looking for stories and artefacts from Newfoundlanders working in Alberta
    The Royal Alberta Museum is developing a new exhibit display that will tell the story of Newfoundlanders who work in the Alberta oil patch, particularly those who travel back and forth between home and work. We are looking to make contact with people…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 5:24pm -

Past Horizon's Weblog

  • British archaeologists fight with Italian farmer to save ancient aqueduct
    In January father and son team Edward and Michael O’Neill discovered the headwaters of the aqueduct, which was built by the Emperor Trajan, hidden beneath a crumbling 13th century church north of Rome. A sophisticated example of Roman hydraulic eng…
    - 6 Jun 10, 10:06am -
  • Prehistoric burial mounds found in Forest
    AMAZING archaeological discoveries have been made in the New Forest. Prehistoric burial mounds, a World War II practice bombing range and searchlight position have all been found between Burley and Godshill. Airborne light detecting and ranging (lida…
    - 4 Jun 10, 8:50am -
  • Prehistoric ‘footprints’ falsified by science

    - 24 May 10, 3:39pm -
  • Rude Roman pots halt city revamp
    WORK on the £11.6 million revamp of Canterbury’s prestigious Beaney Institute has ground to a halt – because of Roman pornography. Archaeologists are racing against time to recover lost evidence beneath the city’s streets before the builders r…
    - 2 May 10, 4:52pm -
  • Archaeologists unearthed ancient city in the Egyptian eastern borders
    Archaeological discoveries – Head of Antiquities of Lower Egypt Department of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud said that archaeological missions working in North Sinai have unearthed Tharu , an ancient fortified city, a move…
    - 26 Apr 10, 5:39pm -
  • Mummified Baboons May Reveal Location of the Land of Punt
    Throughout their history the ancient Egyptians recorded making voyages to a place called the ‘Land of Punt’. To the Egyptians it was a far-off source of exotic animals and valuable goods. From there they brought back perfumes, panther skins, elec…
    - 18 Apr 10, 4:25pm -
  • Roman-Era Mummy Uncovered in Egypt Oasis
    A bejeweled mummy dressed in Roman robes has emerged from the sands of Egypt’s Bahariya Oasis, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said Monday. Entombed in a decorated gypsum sarcophagus, the 38-inch tall mummy  belonged to a woman or girl who died…
    - 16 Apr 10, 9:11am -
  • Remote sensing data shows impact of sea level on Gulf
    Members of the Qatar Natural History Group went on a trip into the remote past on Wednesday evening. Dr Richard Cuttler, director of a team of archaeologists from the University of Birmingham, UK, now working with the Qatar Museums Authority on a pro…
    - 12 Apr 10, 7:08pm -
  • Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus Named as Egyptian Pharaoh on Philae Victory Stele
    A new translation of a Roman victory stele, erected in April 29 BC, shows Octavian Augustus’s name inscribed in a cartouche (an oblong enclosure that surrounds a pharaoh’s name) – an honour normally reserved for an Egyptian pharaoh. Octavian’…
    - 5 Apr 10, 11:52am -
  • New Written Language of Ancient Scotland Discovered
    Once thought to be rock art, carved depictions of soldiers, horses and other figures are in fact part of a written language dating back to the Iron Age. The ancestors of modern Scottish people left behind mysterious, carved stones that new research h…
    - 2 Apr 10, 9:12pm -

Museum 2.0

  • From Multicultural to Intercultural: Evolution or Spectrum of Engagement?
    How do you balance the value of honoring specific multicultural practices and bridging them to build new connections?At the Inclusive Museum conference this summer, Dr. Rick West introduced this question through a tale of two museums.He described the…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • Is it Real? Artwork, Authenticity... and Cognitive Science
    A farmer says he has had the same ax his whole life--he only changed the handle three times and head two times. Does he have the same ax?This question launches Howard Mansfield's fascinating book about historic restoration, The Same Ax, Twice. Mansfi…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:16pm -
  • Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories
    Recently, we've been talking at our museum about techniques for capturing compelling audio/video content with visitors. It made me dig up this 2011 interview with Tina Olsen (then at the Portland Art Museum) about their extraordinary Object Stories p…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • What are Your Engagement Goals?
    Two weeks ago, I wrote about the use of the word "quality" in the arts and its many forms. A commenter, Stacy Peterson, responded by turning my exploration back on itself:Quality makes sense but engagement is more open to interpretation. "Engagement?…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • Looking for Inspiring Examples from Unlikely Suspects? Check These Out.
    How do you find fresh and inspiring resources in your field?This is a tricky question in the nonprofit arts world--and probably in every field. There are some industry blogs and twitter feeds. There are some good conferences. There are some useful re…
    - 34 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 3:55pm -
  • But What About Quality?
    Image courtesy Museum Quality Dance. Photo by Carrie Meyer.Scene: a regional workshop on arts engagement. A funder is speaking with conviction about the fact that her foundation is focusing their arts grantmaking strategy on engagement. Engaging new…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:37pm -
  • Participatory Moment of Zen: Diverse Visitor Contributions Add Up to Empathy
    Whoever wrote this comment card: thank you. You made my month. For those who can't see the image, the card reads:When I first saw the "pastports" I didn't really understand, but after reading what people wrote in them I felt an overwhelming connectio…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • What's Coming Up, What Happened, How Can I Help, and What the Heck is this E-Blast For, Anyway?
    Like a lot of organizations, our museum sends out a weekly email to folks who are interested in upcoming events, exhibitions, and happenings at our museum. We are sensitive to keeping it short, interesting, and readable. We mostly focus on sharing wh…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera: Challenges to a New Open Photo Policy at the National Gallery
    Reader, I was wrong.Five years ago, I wrote a post arguing that museum photo policies should be as open as possible. I believe that the ability to take photographs (no flash) in a museum greatly increases many people's abilities to personalize, memor…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:50pm -
  • Facilitating Creative Learning (for Professionals): More Notes on MuseumCamp
    Last week, I wrote about MuseumCamp, the annual professional development event we hold in Santa Cruz. MuseumCamp is a playful, intense, spirited 3-day adventure in which small teams of diverse professionals do a rapid-fire project together on a them…
    - 69 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 4:41pm -

Museoblogger

Voices of the Past on YouTube

THATCamp Philly 2014
THATCamp Philly 2014THATCamp Philly 2014 will be on Friday, September 19 at the Conference Center at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. This year will be a one-day event, with both workshops and unconference sessions throughout the day. Portions o…
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Goals Objectives and Tactics for Digital Planning in Heritage Organizations
Goals Objectives and Tactics for Digital Planning in Heritage OrganizationsArchaeologists have been early adopters of digital technologies relative to other heritage-related professions. But how often are their online communications initiatives i…
- 9 Jan 13, 2:39pm -
iPads break digital ground in Pompeii archaeological research
iPads break digital ground in Pompeii archaeological researchPompeii: It's the world's most recognizable archaeological site. But did you know it was also the place where the iPad was first used as a field documentation tool? Archaeologists worki…
- 1 Sep 12, 2:44pm -
Using Ning to talk about the future of museums
Using Ning to talk about the future of museumsNote: This is a 2009 repost from a previous iteration of Voices of the Past. The original transcribed interview with Angelina Russo is located at http://www.voicesofthepast.org/?p=2593, though the vid…
- 25 Nov 11, 8:17pm -
Voices of the Past -- Preservation Today: Past Horizons Magazine, Smithsonian 2.0
Voices of the Past -- Preservation Today: Past Horizons Magazine, Smithsonian 2.0"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in spring 2009. For additional shows and transcripts,…
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Voices of the Past Preservation Today: Attacks in India, Network to Freedom, Endangered State Parks
Voices of the Past Preservation Today: Attacks in India, Network to Freedom, Endangered State Parks"Preservation Today" was the precursor to the Voices of the Past program. This episode originally was released in winter 2008. For additional shows…
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Preservation Journey

  • Gravestone Conservation at the PAWV Conference
    A few weeks ago, my alarm clock (and by that I mean cell phone) went off at 4:50 am. I turned it off, and reluctantly got up and with a travel mug of hot tea in hand, I was out … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 9:13am -
  • Up for Adventure in Albania
    by Innes Borstel “Adventures in Preservation”… I’ve always loved that word “adventure.” As a kid, my dad would pack up all of us and take us whitewater canoeing, spelunking, and mountain climbing. Looking back, it’s a wonder that we all…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Oct 14, 6:13am -
  • Exploring the Best of Bruges (and its Buildings)
    By Amandine Dowle Bruges is a beautiful medieval town, located two and a half hours by train from Paris and 50 minutes from Brussels. Often called the Venice of the North for its canals, Bruges reveals its beauty at any … Continue reading →
    - 40 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 6:53pm -
  • Making a Splash: Six Cool Pool Sites
    August is half gone, which means summer is coming to an end.  But it’s not too late to indulge in summer fantasies!  Fantasies of gorgeous, historic swimming pools, that is. A brief history of the swimming pool: the earliest pool … Continue rea…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 12:23pm -
  • A Day with UOregon at Klesarska Skola
    Every summer, the University of Oregon leads  an architecture, historic preservation, and conservation field school in Croatia.  The program travels to different sites each year, exploring both the mainland and the Dalmatian islands.  Activiti…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 12:32pm -

UNESCO World Heritage Center

Talking Pyramids

  • How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated
    Like Spilt Milk: How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated Irving Finkel Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum Between Play and Rebirth: The Game of Hounds and Jackals Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi Hagop Kevorkian Research…
    - 19 Mar 12, 1:42pm -
  • iPhone App: The Royal Game of Ur
    The Royal game of Ur is an ancient Babylonian game that is about as old as the Great Pyramid itself, literally. It is very similar to the ancient Egyptian game Aseb, and may have been imported to Egypt from Mesopotamia by the Hyksos. This game dates…
    - 6 Aug 11, 1:08pm -
  • Aseb: Twenty Squares
    The ancient Egyptian game of Aseb, also known as ‘The Twenty Squares game’ is one of the oldest known games dating back to about 3000 BC. Boards from the 17th Dynasty have been found, evidence that the game was played for thousands of years. It i…
    - 16 Jul 11, 1:47pm -
  • iPhone App: Ancient Egyptian Triad
    This iPhone app gives you three ancient Egyptian board games in one: Senet, Mehen and Hounds & Jackals! You can play with your friends with support for 2 or 4 players on the same screen. FEATURES – Gorgeous graphics and multiple graphical themes fo…
    - 9 Jul 11, 8:35am -
  • Hounds and Jackals
    Hounds and Jackals is a bit like Senet but instead of moving pieces on a board like Senet, the players plug hound-headed and jackal-headed pegs into holes in the board. Thought to be the origin of the modern game of Snakes & Ladders, Hounds and Jacka…
    - 4 Jul 11, 10:45am -

Irish Roots

  • September Irish Events, Louisville Fest, Kansas City online show, Raymore
    September events with the Irish Roots Cafe. and Mike OLaughlin at www.Irishroots.com Three Events yet this month, including tonight…. 1. Online Chat & Sing with Mike Tonight Our fourth online, informal show, with Mike online to sing, chat, or answe…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:24pm -
  • Sean nos, Irish old style song online for beginners via K.C. and Boston.
    www.Irishroots.com The Irish Roots Cafe Online Irish Song lessons and events Kansas City HQ for Irish Song Strange as it may seem, Kansas City is developing a reputation for online Irish activity in song and genealogy these days. Here are three activ…
    - 35 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 9:02pm -
  • September Events Irish Genealogy and Irish Roots Cafe house band
    www.Irishroots.com Current Events (Kansas City, Louisville, Raymore, ConcertWindow online) with Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Current Events Having the Dublin, Ohio Irish fest and the Harvest Fest in Kirksville behind us, here is our schedul…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:38pm -
  • Grape Stomp, Irish Roots Band, Harvest Fest Saturday
    The Irish Roots Cafe with your host Mike OLaughlin at www.Irishroots.com Jacobs Vineyard and Winery 26078 Eagle Lane, Kirksville, MO phone 660 627 2424 (see flier at bottom for more) One of A Kind Looking for a different kind of fest with Irish bands…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:46pm -
  • Family History of Ireland in 34 book set complete, from noted Kansas City author
    www.Irishroots.com With Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe All Volumes Now Back in Print Irish Genealogy set again complete, Family History of Ireland in 34 volumes The Irish Families Project, which began in 1978, is now complete with the publica…
    - 73 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 7:20pm -

Sexy Archeology

TwHistory

  • New TwHistory Site Released…
    If you are a fan of TwHistory you may have already heard the news. We have developed a new site to make creating and sharing TwHistory reenactments easier than ever. Check it out at http://beta.twhistory.org. We shared it at the Open Education confer…
    - 6 Nov 10, 1:59pm -
  • Sinking the Titanic, 100 years later
    During the 2010 Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange (TTIX) conference we presented TwHistory to a group of educators — and then we sank the Titanic with them. In less than an hour our attendees researched and then used a set of Twitter accounts…
    - 16 Oct 10, 5:08am -
  • A great opportunity for TwHistory
    TwHistory was a runner-up in September for the Pepsi Refresh contest. This month we are ranked even higher (currently #9 out of over 1000 ideas). We need your help to stay in the top 10 and win! Please vote daily for us and our partners until the end…
    - 5 Sep 10, 4:55am -
  • The Titanic
    Ladies and gentlemen. The Titanic will sail again…and then it will sink again! We are presenting TwHistory at two conferences this week (TTIX and GLS). We will explain how a TwHistory event can be coordinated, and then we will demonstrate it by ask…
    - 9 Jun 10, 4:37am -
  • Paul Revere Rides Tonight On @PatriotCast
    PatriotCast is an eight-year online reenactment of the American Revolution via Twitter. Created by TwHistory partner Jason Phelan, PatriotCast follows the events of the war in real-time, including Paul Revere’s famous ride tonight and tomorrow’s…
    - 19 Apr 10, 2:39am -

Cultural Property and Archaeology Law Blog

  • Notice to Readers
    As of July 15, 2014 this site will no longer be updated.  However, the content will remain posted for your educational reference.  Thank you!Filed under: Archaeology Law
    - 98 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 2:37pm -
  • Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there was, then I’d put this book next on the reading list. I haven’t read it yet, but since I’ve got so many books in rotation it takes me…
    - 19 Feb 14, 3:07pm -
  • Pics of the Lovely Monte Albán (Oaxaca, Mexico)
    On a recent trip to Mexico, I had the good fortune of visiting Monte Albán, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site near Oaxaca central. Monte Albán was founded in the 5th century BC, and was a pre-eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic ce…
    - 6 Feb 14, 12:27am -
  • An ad-hoc International Art Crime Tribunal to resolve the fate of the Munich Gurlitt pictures?
    My friend and associate Judge Arthur Tompkins of New Zealand sent me the following open letter which he has written in regard to the trove of art recovered from a Munich resident, reported on in Archaeolaw here: 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscate…
    - 21 Nov 13, 8:27pm -
  • 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscated Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Breaks Silence
    An 80-year-old Munich man inherited upwards of a thousand pieces of artwork from his father, and 500 of the works are suspected to include pieces taken from Jews during the Nazi regime. During the war, Cornelius Gurlitt’s father was one of the four…
    - 20 Nov 13, 2:00pm -

NMSC Archeology Blog

Voices of the Past Heritage Media

Dan Cull Weblog

  • That’s All Folkz…
    This is the last post of this blog. Post number 500. The blog will stay active for a while, but I don’t know how long. It’s been an interesting ride, with some great companions along the way, for this I sincerely thank you all – you know who yo…
    - 28 May 12, 10:35am -
  • Portraits in Preservation
    “Libraries gave us power. Then work came and made us free. What price now for a shallow piece of dignity” (Manic Street Preachers). One of the conservation blogs that I have felt the most affinity for over the last few years has been Library Pres…
    - 27 May 12, 3:40am -
  • Mr McCoy I Presume
     Long time friend of the blog, and occasional contributor, Richard McCoy recently took a work trip to Nigeria [see artists impression of the visit above], to help with returning objects to the Museum for African Art (MfAA) that had been in the re…
    - 26 May 12, 5:53am -
  • Street Art Meets Restoration In Legoland
    Born in 1983 in the city of Bamberg, Germany, the Berlin based artist Jan Vormann initiated a creative and amusing project that would be followed by people around the world. You may have seen this project doing the rounds of social media sites, I fir…
    - 7 May 12, 1:01am -
  • On the Dharma Trail: What was Sid On About?
    “If you Meet the Buddha, Kill the Buddha” (Zen saying -paraphrased from Lin Chi). Over the last year or so I’ve become increasingly interested in Buddhism, or the ideas of Buddhism, and Buddhist practice, this has manifested itself on this blog…
    - 6 May 12, 6:27pm -

Confessions of a Curator

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The Cultural Property and Archeology Law Blog

  • Notice to Readers
    As of July 15, 2014 this site will no longer be updated.  However, the content will remain posted for your educational reference.  Thank you!Filed under: Archaeology Law
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  • Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there was, then I’d put this book next on the reading list. I haven’t read it yet, but since I’ve got so many books in rotation it takes me…
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  • Pics of the Lovely Monte Albán (Oaxaca, Mexico)
    On a recent trip to Mexico, I had the good fortune of visiting Monte Albán, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site near Oaxaca central. Monte Albán was founded in the 5th century BC, and was a pre-eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic ce…
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  • An ad-hoc International Art Crime Tribunal to resolve the fate of the Munich Gurlitt pictures?
    My friend and associate Judge Arthur Tompkins of New Zealand sent me the following open letter which he has written in regard to the trove of art recovered from a Munich resident, reported on in Archaeolaw here: 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscate…
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  • 80-Year-Old Munich Man with Confiscated Trove of Nazi-Looted Art Breaks Silence
    An 80-year-old Munich man inherited upwards of a thousand pieces of artwork from his father, and 500 of the works are suspected to include pieces taken from Jews during the Nazi regime. During the war, Cornelius Gurlitt’s father was one of the four…
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