houghtonlib:

Samples of dyed felt from a collection of materials used in the preparation of an 18th century French encyclopedia of trades and crafts.
Réaumur, René Antoine Ferchault de, 1683-1757. Manuscripts and illustrations for Descriptions des arts et métiers, 1721-1787.
MS Typ 432.1 (4)
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Samples of dyed felt from a collection of materials used in the preparation of an 18th century French encyclopedia of trades and crafts.

Réaumur, René Antoine Ferchault de, 1683-1757. Manuscripts and illustrations for Descriptions des arts et métiers, 1721-1787.

MS Typ 432.1 (4)

Houghton Library, Harvard University

It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

- RIP Gabriel García Márquez. Literary giant, Nobel Laureate, and author who wrote “about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice. (via asianartmuseum)
tmadowntown:

Vote for the Tucson Museum of Art! We are one of the finalists to win a $25,000 grant for our education programs through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Blue Bunny——and we need public support! It takes just a few seconds to click on the link and vote!
http://jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org/events/helmet-of-hope-2/
Vote early and vote often. Thank you.

tmadowntown:

Vote for the Tucson Museum of Art! We are one of the finalists to win a $25,000 grant for our education programs through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Blue Bunny——and we need public support! It takes just a few seconds to click on the link and vote!


http://jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org/events/helmet-of-hope-2/

Vote early and vote often. Thank you.

mootthemute asked: Why was I not informed that the Smithsonian had a tumblr?

smithsonian:

We actually have several! americanartluce, smithsonianmag, smithsonianlibraries, smithsoniantranscriptioncenter smithsonianavarchivists, archivesofamericanart, hirshhorn, nmaahc, and communityofgardens. Enjoy! 

Art History (future) Graduate Wishlist | #1 Theory

As I’ve been winding down the semester, I’ve been absolutely focused on school, and haven’t updated as much as I would have liked. But I’m also already gearing up for school again in the fall. Ever the planner, I’ve been making list of books I’d love to have because books, like most of us going into the humanities, are among our greatest treasures. 

First list?: 

  • Complete your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less (this is a few years out, but good planning is the mark of getting something done on time.) 
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. 
  • Collecting China (by my advisor, Prof. Vimalin Rujivacharakul)
  • Art in Theory 1648-1815
  • Art in Theory 1900-200 
  • Modern Things: Objects and Their Histories
  • Culture and Imperialism
  • Orientalism
  • Art and Its Significance 
museumnerd:

Oooh. @NPR has a science Tumblr. And it’s funny! Now following “Skunk Bear.”
skunkbear:

This is Skunk Bear’s 100th post! It’s only right that we celebrate with a GIF that combines Charles Darwin and an internet meme.
Thanks for following, liking and reblogging! If you’re a new follower, here’s what we’re all about.

museumnerd:

Oooh. @NPR has a science Tumblr. And it’s funny! Now following “Skunk Bear.”

skunkbear:

This is Skunk Bear’s 100th post! It’s only right that we celebrate with a GIF that combines Charles Darwin and an internet meme.

Thanks for following, liking and reblogging! If you’re a new follower, here’s what we’re all about.

installator:

"Long-time Egyptian curator Dows Dunham, seen here in 1975, enjoyed surprising unsuspecting visitors by calling out to them while hiding inside this enormous sarcophagus of King Aspelta (593–568 BC)." (MFA Boston)

installator:

"Long-time Egyptian curator Dows Dunham, seen here in 1975, enjoyed surprising unsuspecting visitors by calling out to them while hiding inside this enormous sarcophagus of King Aspelta (593–568 BC)." (MFA Boston)

My Future Title Will Be Dr. DNA: updates from The Museologist (who is going to get her PhD in Art History).

Images are of me and my Tata (Grandfather), myself, and my mother.

My graduate schools application began with three schools, then grew to four, and in the end, I was convinced to apply to seven. I could have been a little more stubborn about not applying to quite so many, but as anyone knows, the graduate applications process is a tricky one, rife with uncertainties. I consider myself to be an immensely flexible person who is fast on their feet, but a steadfast planner at heart. 

I finally crossed off my plans B, C, and D for “What to do if I don’t get into graduate school.” today.

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blantonmuseum:

Student Breaks 19th Century Statue While Taking A Selfie

There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art.

At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras.

So this happened. Use it as a reminder to please not touch the art! (Selfies at the Blanton are okay so long as you’re a safe distance away.)