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Preservation in Pink

Genealogy Gems

  • Episode 178 - CeCe More on DNA, 2nd Qtr Book Club book announced!
    Episode 178Lisa Louise CookeNiche record collections that might just be what you are looking for. Interview with genetic genealogist CeCe Moore about using DNA for genealogy research, adoption, and the Finding Your Roots TV show. Announcement of…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 6:43pm -
  • Episode 177 - Interview with the Author of Orphan Train
    This episode features our interview with Christina Baker Kline, the author of our Genealogy Gems Book Club featured book Orphan Train. The book spent five weeks at the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestselling list as well as time at the top of The…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 4:05pm -
  • Episode 176 - RootsTech Roundup, Writing Your History, DNA and Surnames
    Download the show notes hereIn this episode we are going to check in with our Genealogy Gems Book Club Guru Sunny Morton on our featured book Orphan Train, and some additional books you’ll want to add to your reading list that also provide in…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 9:50pm -

Elizabeth M. Covart

  • NEW!Boston Historical Events for the Week of April 20, 2015
    Boston Historical Events: A list of history-related events taking place in Boston between Monday April 20 and Sunday April 26, 2015.   Boston Public Library Wednesday, April 22, 6-7:30pm, Author Talk, Copley Square, Free Nathan Gorenstein will dis…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Apr 15, 5:30am -
  • The Junto Blog Interview
    Last week, Michael Hattem of The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History interviewed me about Ben Franklin’s World and my alternate career path. Here’s an excerpt: JUNTO: What is your academic/historical background? LIZ COVART: My histori…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 5:30am -
  • Wednesday Link Roundup #92: King George III & the American Revolution
    Wednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, and writing posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.   History Miss the second Revolution Reborn conference, “So Sudden an Alteration?” Michael Ha…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 5:30am -

The Green Preservationist

My Own Time Machine

  • I’d like to give thanks, and you should too
    Preservation (or conservation, or celebration of built heritage, or whatever you want to call it) is often such a long, quiet process that we fail to fully recognize or appreciate our successes.  It is one thing to breathe a sigh of relief when the…
    - 27 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • 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…
    - 20 Nov 14, 1:31pm -
  • Dear Developer: Is that much density really necessary?
    Voice an opinion on the future of the Mattison estate/Lindenwold Castle/St. Mary’s. Attend the meeting TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 at 6:30pm  at the Upper Dublin Township building on Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington. The commissioner’s vote on the pro…
    - 11 Nov 14, 12:19pm -

ArchaeoBlog

  • NEW!Coooooooool.
    Ghosts from the past brought back to lifeMyriah Williams and Professor Paul Russell from Cambridge’s Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC), believe that a 16th century owner of the book, probably a man named Jaspar Gryffyth, summarily…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Apr 15, 2:29am -
  • NEW!“What do they study in the Pacific Northwest?”
    Mostly boring junk: Historical archaeology: Learning about, understanding our recent pastHistorical archaeologists work on a wide range of sites all over Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Early missions like Cataldo near Coeur d’Alene (ca. 1850-1853)…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Apr 15, 2:25am -
  • NEW!Raiders Droners of the Lost Pots
    Drones putting archaeologists on trail of looted antiquitiesAt a sprawling Bronze Age cemetery in southern Jordan, archaeologists have developed a unique way of peering into the murky world of antiquities looting: With aerial photographs taken by a…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Apr 15, 2:19am -

UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Flickr

Château de Chambord v.2
Château de Chambord v.2
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Château de Chambord
Château de Chambord
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Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala
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Grande marée au Mont Saint Michel (Manche-FR)
Grande marée au Mont Saint Michel (Manche-FR)
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Grande marée au Mont Saint Michel (Manche-FR)
Grande marée au Mont Saint Michel (Manche-FR)
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Grande marée au Mont Saint Michel (Manche-FR)
Grande marée au Mont Saint Michel (Manche-FR)
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iGuidez

  • Il Punto Pub
    Recently new to Bologna, Il Punto specializes in craft beer. It's a relaxing atmosphere attended by a mix of clientele. Highlights include regular beer tastings and evenings of food pairing. 100 different bottled beers while the eight on tap are freq…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 8:19pm -
  • Ristorante Sikelia
    A very chic and posh restaurant in the center of Bologna that places great responsibility on serving high quality food with maximum discreetness. Their speciality dishes of fish are carefully prepared with attention to detail and they offer an ample…
    - 98 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 10:02pm -
  • O Fiore Mio
    Introducing a new type of 'street food' pizzeria with pizzas that are distinctly lighter and easier to digest and produced from dough made with yeast and wholemeal flour cooked slowly over longer periods. Raw materials are sourced from Slow Food prod…
    - 98 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 9:56pm -
  • Cafe de Paris
    This cafe bar has just been given a new style for 2015 along with the piazza and historic buildings next to it. The internal decor is a cool mix of modern chic and classic dark tones. Clientele are older professional types. They serve an exquisite bu…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 9:29am -
  • La Taberna di Fagiolino e Sganapino
    Staff often dress up in Bolognese costumes from the 'Balanzone' era. For this reason they serve typical Bolognese food with live music later in the evening. They also serve fish and a tourist menu every day for lunch except Sundays. Internal decor is…
    - 100 days ago, 11 Jan 15, 1:13pm -

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

  • Youth Heritage Forum 2015 - A Review
    If you plan it, they will come... and so they did! Sixty enthusiastic youth participants joined us on March 7th, 2015 for the first ever Youth Heritage Forum, a fun and exciting day was had by all! Our mission was to give young people engaged in heri…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 11:30am -
  • ICH Update for Feb/March 2015: Youth, Games, and Play.
    In this month's edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update for Newfoundland and Labrador: Dale Jarvis gives a brief overview of the activities the ICH office has been up to in February and March; Alanna Wicks summarizes the Youth Heritage For…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 5:27pm -
  • Looking Back; Games We Played - now online!
    Terra Barrett looks on as Teresa Boland reads her original poem, featured in Looking Back; Games We PlayedWell, the sails have been hoisted: Looking Back; Games We Played has been launched - and what a launch it was!About 35 people gathered at MacMo…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:44pm -
  • Come play! 16th annual Sharing Our Cultures event this Sunday
    You are invited to Sharing Our Cultures, a fun-filled family event, at The Rooms, Sunday March 22, at 2-4 pm. Learn to play Shadow Puppets from China, Ludo from India, La Rana from Colombia, and many other games from around the world. Interact with s…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 11:30am -
  • Rescuing a stranded sailor, or breaking a neighbour's window: World Storytelling Day #WorldStory15
    World Storytelling Day. Logo by Mats Rehnman.At ICH, we're in the business of stories.When it comes right down to it, stories are what many of us value the most. When we walk into a centuries-old home, we think "If these walls could talk, what storie…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 11:30am -

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

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  • 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

Museoblogger

Voices of the Past on YouTube

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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Preservation Journey

  • What Do The Louvre and Fast Food Have in Common?
    Originally posted on The Secret Knowledge of Spaces:Your local fast food chain (Seattle). Everything has its history, including the roofline of your closest fast food restaurant. Fast food chain architecture seems to be streamlining now, cutting out…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 8:56am -
  • The Three Rs of Preservation

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  • Countdown to Spring: Five Awe-Inspiring Gardens
    Back at the beginning of February, groundhogs everywhere saw their shadows and predicted six more weeks of winter. When it seems like winter will never end and the snow will never melt, there is nothing that sounds better than just being … Continu…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 8:50am -
  • A Shotgun House Primer
    The folks at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans have put together a concise guide to shotgun houses. The primer touches on the origins of the vernacular form and descibes the variations found in the region and in New Orleans in partic…
    - 75 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 2:08pm -
  • An Intro to Intangible Cultural Heritage
    What do askiya (the Uzbek art of wit), the making of lavash bread, washi (the Japanese art of hand-making paper), and the tchopa sacrificial dance all have in common? They were all added to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 11:01am -

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

  • 24 Irish Genealogy, Heraldry, Family Videos now online
    www.Irishroots.com Genealogy Videos Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe The Link Below takes you to the videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw_YAwPivk6pb2BYcfprER3jIWkacSSRM Irish Genealogy Videos Mike OLaughlin (mickthebridge on YouTube…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 5:07pm -
  • Kansas City Irish History, 20 shows now online
    Kansas City Irish shows www.Irishroots.com Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Irish Roots Cafe Free Videos Now Uploaded One of our projects for 2015 is to upload 100 of our 300 recordings to YouTube. We have added all 3 of our traditional Iris…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 5:29am -
  • Seachtaine na Gaeilge Irish language song videos on Youtube, Spotify, iTunes
    Irish Language Song www.Irishroots.com Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Seachtaine na Gaeilge from Kansas City Its that time of year again, Irish Language week, which runs from March 1 – 17 these days I believe. View Irish Language Songs on Y…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 6:14pm -
  • Irish Old Style from Kansas City to Dublin launched
    www.Irishroots.com Irish Old Style Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Irish Sean Nós & traditional singer Mike O’Laughlin reached the national stage in Dublin, Ohio at the largest three day Irish fest on the planet, in 2014. Vocalist with the…
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  • Co. Kerry, Co. Waterford Genealogy; 1659 Irish Census in print
    www.Irishroots.com Irish Genealogy and… Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe Irish Genealogy back in print Too much going on here this month. The web page will be all new in just a few weeks, My first old style Irish song album is being mastered…
    - 14 Nov 14, 6:08pm -

Sexy Archeology

  • SUBMERGED FORTRESS OF DOOM: An island fort under the St. Lawrence River
    Originally posted on OTTAWA REWIND:A concept sketch of how the fort would have looked on Isle Royale in 1759. Flooded by the St. Lawrence Seaway project, whatever remains of the 1759 island fort are currently underwater. A 250 year old island strongh…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 4:09pm -
  • New York State Archaeological Association 99th Annual Meeting & Conference
    New York State Archaeological Association 99th Annual Meeting & Conference May 1-3, 2015 Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY The Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands Chapters are proud to host the 99th Annual Meeting & Conference of the New York State Archaeolog…
    - 70 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 6:34pm -
  • My Big, Sexy Archaeology Themed Engagement
    Archaeology themed engagement: Success. A recent family archaeology project with our kids proved to be a big day for Mommy.  While cleaning mock artifacts, sorting bones and plate fragments, and working diligently to sketch the finds from our ficti…
    - 8 Jan 15, 8:02pm -
  • Call to Arms: Please ask Channel 4 to Commission a Special ‘One-Off’ Dig in memory of Mick Aston
    When studying at the University of Bristol, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Mick Aston both in the classroom and on Time Team.  Mick was a fantastic individual; brimming with knowledge, incredibly outgoing, and a genuinely nice person.…
    - 31 Dec 14, 8:20pm -
  • Book Recommendation: The Dead Travel Fast
    Roughly a year ago, I reviewed Skendleby, a mindblowing archaeo-horror/mystery by archaeologist and author Nick Brown.  I’m thrilled to say that the second book in his Ancient Gramarye series, The Dead Travel Fast, is now available for public con…
    - 4 Nov 14, 5:34pm -

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…
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  • 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
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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…
    - 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…
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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…
    - 20 Nov 13, 2:00pm -

NMSC Archeology Blog

Voices of the Past Heritage Media

  • GLAM-Wiki Program Report: Cultural Collaboration through Wikipedia and The Commons
    In 2013, I started up the GLAM-Wiki initiative at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide greater access to the organization’s rich store of historical art, books, instruments and oral histories related to the his…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 10:46pm -
  • Paging the Past: A compelling gaze into “the belly button of the ancient world”
    Title: Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World Author: Michael Scott Genre: History Publisher: Princeton Release Date: 2014 Format: Hardcover Pages: 440 Note: This book was provided by press.princeton.edu as a review copy, though opinion…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 9:02pm -
  • Paging the Past: No Greater Valor and the role of faith in a pivotal WWII battle
    Title: No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory Author: Jerome R. Corsi Ph.D. Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: October 28, 2014 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 Source: http://www.amazon.c…
    - 62 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 11:50am -
  • Book Review: Dek Unu
    Title: Dek Unu: Another Tomorrow Author: Gor De Meel Publisher: New Generation Publishing Release Date: November 24, 2014 Source: http://www.amazon.com/Dek-Unu-Tomorrow-Gor-Meel/dp/1910266442/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428173861&sr=8-1&keywords=dek+unu…
    - 76 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 6:54pm -
  • Book Review: The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig
    Title: The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig: A Culinary Tour of the South's Best Restaurants & the Recipes That Made Them Famous Author: Chris Chamberlain Source: http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Foodies-Guide-Pig-Restaurants/dp/1401605028/ref=sr_1_1…
    - 4 Oct 14, 6:28pm -

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

  • Links for 2015-04-03 [del.icio.us]
    http://www.strangehorizons.com/2015/20150330/sperring-c.shtmlThis is a really lovely look at the impact that Katherine Kurtz had on fantasy in the 70s, 80s, and beyond: http://t.co/kA9SXRnIFThttps://specialcollections.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=9779Hu…
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  • Links for 2015-04-02 [del.icio.us]
    http://www.herald.ie/news/sink-hole-mystery-tunnel-to-a-19th-century-brothel-causes-traffic-chaos-in-city-centre-31112426.htmlBusted. "Dublin sinkhole caused by tunnel used by 19th century politicians to go to brothels." http://t.co/Mc5ljFxNidhttp…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 7:00am -
  • Links for 2015-04-01 [del.icio.us]
    http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/30/introducing-lambdas-2015-emerging-writers-retreat-fellows/Meet & support the @LambdaLiterary 2015 Emerging Writers Retreat Fellows! http://t.co/bi1G6BuObwhttp://mashable.com/2015/04/01/tech-leaders…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 7:00am -
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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
    - 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…
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