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I.M. Pei: Establishment Modernism Lite

while we were in Kyoto together, as a thank-you for some service he had performed for the Japanese government, officials arranged at his request for a rare private viewing of one of the greatest treasures of Chinese art: Six Persimmons, a thirteenth-century ink painting by the monk Mu Qi, now stored at the Daitoku-ji temple. Knowing my love of art he invited me to join him, though he explained that we would be required to wear white gloves and stuff wads of gauze in our mouths lest we emitted any droplets of saliva if we spoke near the unframed relic. This generous gesture was typical of his genuine thoughtfulness, and when I ran into him several years later he beamed and asked, ”Remember Six Persimmons?”
critic  museum  architecture  journalist  becoming  chinese  american 
11 weeks ago by aries1988
A history of China in 8m objects - Chaguan

the Cultural Revolution, the decade after 1966 when Mao Zedong unleashed terror on his own country, pitting neighbour against neighbour, students against teachers, children against parents and Red Guard mobs against officials whom Mao despised. More than a million lives were lost, and many more ruined. Centuries-old temples and libraries were smashed to so much rubble and firewood.

Other exhibits recall hardships. One museum in Anren is devoted to the nearly 18m urban youngsters who were banished to the countryside for years of ploughing, hauling manure and digging ditches instead of being educated.

Drawing the wrong lessons about the past can prompt charges of “historical nihilism”, an offence that sees museums punished and careers blighted.
history  today  museum  entrepreneurial  project  sichuan  artefact  mao 
december 2018 by aries1988
A new museum captures Austria’s ambivalence about its past - The story of a horse
Most Austrians saw Austria as an aberration, cut off from its wheat in the east, its port on the Adriatic and the industry of Bohemia; the Allies denied their wish to join a “greater Germany”.

“We see ourselves as a forum for debate,” says Monika Sommer, the director. “We are quite comfortable with showing that there isn’t always one view on history.” She hopes that exhibits like the Waldheim-Pferd will prove to be “friction points” that galvanise discussion. There are bound to be controversies, she acknowledges. The museum’s aim is to provide a stage on which to air them, perhaps even to forge a new consensus.
austria  ww2  victim  history  narrative  museum  travel 
november 2018 by aries1988
Some Reflections from My Trip to Berlin
Even for a city almost 800 years old, Berlin has seen more than its fair share of history, especially in the 20th century. Watch
from:rss  berlin  travel  hotel  food  museum 
november 2018 by aries1988
Musée d'arts : Les mémoires de la restauration
L’exposition revient sur ce formidable Salon qui incarne, à travers les plus belles oeuvres présentées à l’époque, le virage exceptionnel de l’art vers la modernité.

L’exposition propose un parcours en cinq parties. L'introduction générale contextualise la ville de Nantes en 1886, organisatrice d'un grand salon en province. Un ensemble de thématiques permet de reconstituer l’esprit d’une époque, au moment où se développe un marché de l’art et des collections audacieux, qui crée une nouvelle idée de la «modernité» face au passé académique.

Rassemblés selon des thématiques structurantes, près de 80 œuvres, peintures, sculptures et dessins provenant de collections publiques et privées, françaises et étrangères, seront exposées.
nantes  art  museum 
october 2018 by aries1988
Why fake miniatures depicting Islamic science are everywhere | Aeon Essays
With these ideals in mind, do the ends justify the means? Using a reproduction or fake to draw attention to the rich and oft-overlooked intellectual legacy of the Middle East and South Asia might be a small price to pay for widening the circle of cross-cultural curiosity. If the material remains of the science do not exist, or don’t fit the narrative we wish to construct, then maybe it’s acceptable to imaginatively reconstruct them. Faced with the gap between our scant knowledge of the actual intellectual endeavours of bygone Muslims, and the imagined Islamic past upon which we’ve laid our weighty expectations, we indulge in the ‘freedom’ to recreate.
museum  fake  muslim  science  history  opinion 
october 2018 by aries1988
Song Ma on Twitter
“去年在参观曼彻斯特“科学与工业博物馆” @msimanchester 时,从珍妮纺纱机一直看到罗尔斯罗伊斯飞机发动机,电力机车头和曼城大学研发的第一台电子计算机,突然意识到英国这个小岛有着完备工业体系,可以自己独立制造大部分重要民用和军用工业产品。不过好像也不足为奇,毕竟现代工业就是他们发明的。”
uk  idea  museum  travel  moi  manchester 
august 2018 by aries1988






mongolia  city  buy  photo  mongol  museum  history  china  travel  book 
july 2018 by aries1988
Hearing Poland’s Ghosts

The enormity of these events, combined with the suppression of basic truths about them, meant that their legacies were preserved covertly by their various inheritors, all with their own adamant loyalties and wrenching recollections, and that Poland in the postwar period became a place of often conflicting and fervently defended forms of collective memory.

a declaration that Polish history should be as much a part of the European historical imagination as, say, French or German history has been for educated citizens of the advanced world.

What had almost entirely vanished from collective memory was the fact that before World War II, Jewish and non-Jewish communities had coexisted in Poland for ten centuries, in a relationship that included phases of tension and benign indifference, of spiritual separateness and mutually advantageous commerce, of ideological anti-Semitism and what might be called multiculturalism avant la lettre.

more than 154,000 people, most of them civilians, lost their lives

His well-informed answer is given in a tone of almost trembling emotion, difficult to imagine among adolescent visitors to, say, the Imperial War Museum in London.

to insert the experiences of Poland and east-central Europe into Europe’s and the world’s historical memory.

As for the future of Poland’s cultural institutions, Kerski says that much depends on what might be called the civic courage of individuals in opposing repressive policies, as well as on the credibility of the European Union.
jew  poland  museum  history  today  ww2  memory  instapaper_favs  debate 
march 2018 by aries1988
British Museum and BBC team up to explore belief through objects | Culture | The Guardian
MacGregor – an acclaimed art historian, curator and devout Christian – examines shared rituals, festivals, pilgrimages and sacrifices and the relationship between belief, society and politics.

People at the time were “living on the edge. What they most need to do is find food and keep warm and yet they allow someone amongst them to spend over 400 hours making a sculpture … Clearly, people are trying to come to terms with their environment, to reshape or transcend their environment. They’re thinking, believing, trying to transcend the daily grind of keeping their lives together.”
society  religion  history  podcast  bbc  museum 
october 2017 by aries1988
Le « monstre » de graisse qui bouche les égouts de Londres pourrait finir au musée
Quelle meilleure façon d’interpeller sur les conséquences de la pollution que d’obliger le visiteur à regarder la boule de graisse et de lingettes qui obstrue les égouts sous leurs pieds ?
wc  london  museum  city 
september 2017 by aries1988
A Sri Lankan Museum on Staten Island
A high-school student showcases relics from her family’s country in the basement of their restaurant.
asia  identity  american  teenager  immigrant  story  museum 
august 2017 by aries1988
The Natural History Museum’s new hall of wonders
Although gigantism on land reached a peak with dinosaurs, today’s blue whales are the biggest animals that have ever lived on land or sea. Evolutionary studies suggest that baleen whales, and the blue whale in particular, have grown to this scale within the past three million years in response to the availability of huge concentrations of krill, which they can catch and eat through their specialised filter-feeding mechanism.
london  museum  moi  biology  animal  dinosaur  history  2017 
july 2017 by aries1988
Collecting the World by James Delbourgo — the life of Hans Sloane
An erudite biography of the botanist and doctor whose vision led to the British Museum
history  london  museum 
june 2017 by aries1988
Musée de l'Homme
Inauguré en juin 1938, le musée de l’homme présente l’évolution de l’homme et des sociétés, en croisant les approches biologiques, sociales et culturelles selon la pensée de Paul Rivet : « l’humanité est un tout indivisible, non seulement dans l’espace, mais aussi dans le temps ». Situé dans l’aile Passy du Palais de Chaillot (Paris 16e) dans un bâtiment construit à l’occasion de l’Exposition Universelle de 1937, il rouvre en 2015 après 6 ans de travaux en réaffirmant le concept de musée-laboratoire voulu par son fondateur.
kid  paris  discovery  idea  moi  human  history  museum 
may 2017 by aries1988
podcast  map  google  museum  art  list  moi 
april 2017 by aries1988
1. (美)威廉·麦克尼尔:《西方的兴起:人类共同体史》,中信出版社,2015年。
2. (美)威廉·麦克尼尔:《世界史:从史前到21世纪》,中信出版社,2013年。
3. (美)威廉·麦克尼尔:《人类之网:鸟瞰世界历史》,北京大学出版社,2011年。
4. (美)杰里·本特利、赫伯特·齐格勒:《新全球史:文明的传承与交流》,北京大学出版社,2014年。
5. (以)尤瓦尔·赫拉利:《人类简史》,中信出版社,2014年。
6. (美)贾雷德·戴蒙德:《枪炮、细菌与钢铁:人类社会的命运》,上海译文,2006年。
7. (美)J.M.罗伯茨:《全球史》,东方出版中心,2013年。
8. (美)杰克·哥德斯通:《为什么是欧洲:世界史视角下的西方崛起》,浙江大学出版社,2010年。
9. (美)芮乐伟·韩森:《丝绸之路新史》,北京联合出版公司,2015年。
10. (日)山杉正明:《游牧民的世界史》,中华工商联合出版社,2014年。
11. (日)盐野七生:《罗马灭亡后的地中海世界》,中信出版社,2014年。
12. (美)小约翰·威尔斯:《1688年:当中国走向世界》,,新世界出版社,2013年。
13. (德)贡得·弗兰克:《白银资本:重视经济全球化中的东方》,中央编译出版社,2008年。
14. (瑞士)布克哈特:《意大利文艺复兴时期的文化》,商务印书馆
15. (英)彼得·伯克:《意大利文艺复兴时期的文化与社会》,东方出版社,2007年。
17. (英)伊芙琳·韦尔奇:《文艺复兴时期的意大利艺术》,上海人民出版社,2014年。
18. (澳)安东尼·瑞德:《东南亚的贸易时代:1450——1680》,商务印书馆,2010年。
19. (意)弗兰切斯卡·罗曼那·罗马尼:《伊斯兰:阿拉伯文明之光》,河北教育出版社,2013年。
20. (美)菲利普·希提:《阿拉伯通史》,新世界出版社,2015。
21. (英)伯纳德·刘易斯:《穆斯林发现欧洲》,三联书店,2013年。
22. (美)彼得·盖伊:《启蒙时代》(上下册),上海人民出版社,2015年。
23. (美)布莱恩·费根:《世界史前史》,世界图书出版公司,2011年。
24. (英)安德鲁·罗宾逊:《唤醒沉睡的文字》,北京大学出版社,2014年。
25. (英)罗杰·克劳利:《1453:君士坦丁堡之战》,社会科学文献出版社,2014年。
26. (英)罗杰·克劳利:《海洋帝国:地中海大决战》,社会科学文献出版社,2014年。
27. (英)罗杰·克劳利:《财富之城:威尼斯的海洋霸权》,社会科学文献出版社,2015年。
28. (英)罗杰·克劳利:《征服者:葡萄牙帝国的崛起》,社会科学文献出版社,2016年。
29. (英)艾伦·麦克法兰、艾丽丝·麦克法兰:《绿色黄金:茶叶帝国》,社会科学文献出版社,2016年。
30. (日)浅田实:《东印度公司:巨额商业资本之兴衰》,社会科学文献出版社,2016年。
31. (美)萨拉·罗斯:《茶叶大盗:改变世界史的中国茶》,社会科学文献出版社,2015年。
32. (英)迈克·达什:《郁金香热》,社会科学文献出版社,2015年。
33. (意)康马泰:《唐风吹拂撒马尔罕:粟特艺术与中国、波斯、印度、拜占庭》,漓江出版社,2016年。
34. (美)薛爱华:《撒马尔罕的金桃:唐代舶来品研究》,社会科学文献出版社,2016年。
35. 荣新疆:《中古中国与外来文明》,社会科学文献出版社,2016年。
36. 向达:《唐代长安与西域文明》,商务印书馆,2015年。
38. (美)狄宇宙:《古代中国与其强邻:东亚历史上游牧力量的兴起》,中国社会科学出版社,2010年。
39. (英)彼得·弗兰科潘:《丝绸之路:一部全新的世界史》,浙江大学出版社,2016年。
40. (英)西蒙·蒙蒂菲奥里:《耶路撒冷三千年》,民主与建设出版社,2015年。
41. (美)伊曼纽尔·沃勒斯坦:《现代世界体系》(四卷本),社会科学文献出版社,2013年。
42. (英)苏珊·拉·尼斯:《金子:一部社会史》,北京大学出版社,2016年。
43. (英)菲利帕·梅丽曼:《银子:一部生活史》,北京大学出版社,2016年。
44. 李伯重:《火枪与账簿:早期经济全球化时代的中国与东亚世界》,生活·读书·新知三联书店,2017年。
45. (加)卜正民:《梅维尔的帽子:从一幅画看全球化贸易的兴起》,文汇出版社,2010年。
46. (美)西敏司:《饮食人类学:漫话餐桌上的权力和影响力》,电子工业出版社,2015年。
47. (美)杰弗里·皮尔彻:《世界历史上的食物》,商务印书馆,2015年。
48. (澳)杰克·特纳:《香料传奇:一部由诱惑衍生的历史》,生活·读书·新知三联书店,2015年。
49. (英)尼古拉斯·奥斯特勒:《语言帝国:世界语言史》,上海人民出版社,2016年。
50. (新西兰)斯蒂文·罗杰·费希尔:《书写的历史》,中央编译出版社,2012年。
51. (加)布鲁斯·G·崔格尔:《理解早期文明:比较研究》,北京大学出版社,2014年。
52. (美)吉尔·鲁巴尔卡巴:《玛雅诸帝国》,商务印书馆,2015年。
53. (美)乔治·C·瓦伦特:《阿兹特克文明》,译林出版社,2014年。
54. (秘鲁)印卡·加尔西拉索:《印卡王室述评》,商务印书馆,1993年。
55. (美)普雷斯科特:《秘鲁征服史》,商务印书馆,1996年。
56. (美)戴尔·布朗 主编:《非洲辉煌的历史遗产》,华夏出版社、广西人民出版社,2002年。
57. (美)芭芭拉·萨默维尔:《古代美索不达米亚诸帝国》,商务印书馆,2015年。
58. (美)约翰·D·霍格:《伊斯兰建筑》,中国建筑工业出版社,1999年。
59. (土耳其)悉纳·阿克辛:《土耳其的崛起:1789至今》,社会科学文献出版社,2016年。
60. (德)于尔根·奥斯特哈默:《世界的演变:19世纪史》,社会科学文献出版社,2016年。
61. (美)林恩·V·福斯特:《古代玛雅社会生活》,商务印书馆,2016年。
62. (美)斯蒂芬·伯特曼:《古代美索不达米亚社会生活》,商务印书馆,2016年。
63. (美)雅克·巴尔赞:《从黎明到衰落——西方文化生活五百年,从1500年至今》,中信出版社,2013年。
64. (美)米尔恰·伊利亚德:《宗教思想史》,上海社会科学院出版社,2004年。
65. (英)尼尔·麦格雷戈:《大英博物馆世界简史》,新星出版社,2014年。
list  book  history  museum  beijing  uk  chnmuseum 
february 2017 by aries1988
【5.18活动答案大解析(上)】: 光影流转 迷情依旧
museum  movie 
may 2016 by aries1988
Museum of the World
Welcome to The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. The project is a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute. For the first time ever, discover objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to the present using the most advanced WebGL (Web Graphics Library) technology available. Jump back in time to explore objects from across diverse cultures and listen to British Museum curators share their insights. Click to connect objects across time and space, and discover hidden links between then and now. Take a look around, explore and learn something new! Enjoy your visit.

The website was designed and built by WEIR+WONG. All sound effects are provided under license from
online  map  history  museum  google  presentation  world  comparison  civ  photo  interactive 
december 2015 by aries1988
Miniatur Wunderland *** official video *** largest model railway / railroad of the world
The official video about Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany. ...
deutschland  idea  train  model  transport  airplane  fun  travel  museum  moi  germany 
december 2015 by aries1988
How to buy a Tyrannosaurus Rex -
“The fossil was discovered in Montana four years ago and its 250kg skull reached Berlin from the US in July. The rest of the skeleton will arrive next month and the whole specimen will be assembled for public display from December 17 — the first full T-rex skeleton on show in Europe. (About 50 T-rex fossils are in collections worldwide.)”

“When Tristan goes on show, the original skeleton will be topped by a lightweight replica of the skull, produced by 3D printing from scans, while the original skull will be displayed separately. “The skull is too heavy to sit on the skeleton, so it will be in its own case,” says Nielsen. “This will also make it easier for people to see and easier to remove bones temporarily for study.””

“The best dinosaur discoveries today are taking place in the US Great Plains states such as Montana and Wyoming and, on the other side of the world, in Mongolia and China. “It is almost impossible to get stuff out of China or Mongolia nowadays, even for conservation, which is a pity when you have dinosaur skeletons weathering away on the ground,” Nudds laments.”
dinosaur  collection  museum  amateur 
september 2015 by aries1988
Un musée de l'aviation à Blagnac
Aeroscopia, un site dédié à l'histoire de l'aéronautique atterrit au pays d'Airbus. La vaste aérogare présente les pionniers, les constructeurs et leurs avions les plus emblématiques.
museum  Toulouse  aviation  travel 
january 2015 by aries1988
Are European Museum Passes Worth the Money? -
I found the Paris Museum Pass to be the best deal, offering free entry with priority access to over 60 museums and monuments including the Louvre, Ste.-Chapelle, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin, Centre Pompidou and Versailles. This pass also allows for an unlimited number of visits, a plus for tourists who want to spread out a tour of the Louvre over two or three days — not a bad idea with this easily overwhelming museum. Available for two consecutive days (42 euros), four days (56 euros) or six days (69 euros), the pass gives visitors about twice as much time as similarly priced passes in Amsterdam and Madrid. First-time visitors will almost surely come out ahead with the pass, but tourists with fewer museums on the itinerary should do the math before buying.
museum  travel 
november 2014 by aries1988
La reine Alien se restaure à Lyon
Ce n'est certainement ni la première ni la dernière fois que la saga du xénomorphe fait l'objet d'un événement de ce type. Mais cet hommage lyonnais revêtait une saveur toute particulière, la cité rhodanienne abritant depuis septembre la maquette motorisée originale restaurée de la « Alien queen », la reine Alien géante imaginée par James Cameron pour Aliens : le retour en 1986.

Il obtient finalement la bête pour 40 000 dollars, soit 31 000 euros. Une broutille comparée à son coût de production estimé – 900 000 dollars – mais un prix non négligeable pour ce petit musée familial et privé, qui emprunte pour s'offrir le monstre sacré.

Au final, le musée s'en tire avec une facture de 120 000 euros de réparation, hors main-d'œuvre interne.
lyon  museum  movie  model 
november 2014 by aries1988
How Shanghai Saved the Jews
I don’t generally hold Chinese museums in high regard (though there are some exceptions, such as the Shaanxi Provincial Museum in Xi’an). Many Chinese museums have spectacular artifacts, whether lacquerware or locomotives, but, regardless of language, they are often bad at explanation and storytelling and beholden to the imperatives of The Official Narrative. This is a minor tragedy. The Forbidden City should be one of the great museums of the planet. It’s not. It’s a glorious structure holding a bunch of disconnected and poorly explained stuff. And, no, it’s not because Chiang Kai Shek took a lot of the good stuff to Taiwan (although he did). The story is accurate, insofar as it goes, but as with many Chinese museums the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum is interesting less for what it includes than for what it elides. For example, it is true that Shanghai accepted the Jewish refugees at a time when the US and UK shamefully didn’t. But that was because Shanghai didn’t require an entry visa, so anyone could (and did) land there. Left unmentioned is that the open borders were the result of Shanghai’s status as foreign treaty port under the infamous Treaty of Nanking (the same one that ceded Hong Kong to the British after the First Opium War – and we know how the Chinese felt about that).
museum  china  history  narration  ww2 
november 2012 by aries1988
Securing the legacy of the world's greatest geek - opinion - 24 August 2012 - New Scientist
Matthew Inman wants to build a museum dedicated to inventor Nikola Tesla, the "greatest geek who ever lived"
googlereader  oatmeal  museum  future  project  science  scientist 
august 2012 by aries1988

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