Recreating ancient artifacts may be the future of archaeology26th March, 2019
“Have you ever heard of an archaeologist who burns, hammers or smashes artifacts? That’s what Metin Eren does, except it’s with replicas. Eren is a rising star in the field of experimental archaeology. In his lab at Kent State University, he tests recreations of early stone tools, trying to understand their purpose and design–and what those meant for human development.”External Link: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-recreating-ancient-artifacts-may-be-the-future-of-archaeology
A Brief History of Vox: The Sound of the British Invasion09th January, 2019
‘In the mid-1960s, young groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Yardbirds led the British Invasion, in which blues-rich rock ’n’ roll became the dominant mode of expression. While each group had its own idiosyncratic slant on the music, they all shared a powerful weapon: amplification courtesy of Vox.’External Link: https://reverb.com/news/a-brief-history-of-vox-how-the-british-instrument-company-helped-define-the-sound-of-the-british-invasion-and-beyond
A visual journey through communist-era interiors09th January, 2019
Edifice by Polish photographer Karol Palka is a visual journey through the interiors of communist-era buildings in Poland, Slovakia and East Germany.External Link: http://www.calvertjournal.com/features/show/10822/new-east-photo-prize-finalist-karol-palka
The Impossibly Cool Album Covers of Blue Note Records: Meet the Creative Team Behind These Iconic Designs05th December, 2018
The album covers of Blue Note Records included designs for John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Lou Donaldson.
The link includes an embedded youtube video from Vox Earworm on ‘The Greatest Album Covers of Jazz’.External Link: http://www.openculture.com/2018/11/the-impossibly-cool-album-covers-of-blue-note-records.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29
Leonardo da Vinci’s Earliest Notebooks Now Digitized03rd September, 2018
“Famous worldwide as the painter of such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) is also renowned for his notebooks in which he recorded his thoughts and inventions. Five of these fascinating notebooks, bound into three small volumes, have been in our collection since 1876 when they were bequeathed to the Museum by John Forster.”External Link: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/explore-leonardo-da-vinci-codex-forster-i#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-725%2C-1%2C2925%2C1990
Tajik teacher makes hydroelectric station from soviet scrap06th August, 2018
20-minute film about Raïmberdi Mamatumarov, a teacher and Biologist in Tajikistan who built a hydroelectric station out of soviet scraps.External Link: https://aeon.co/videos/resilience-and-ingenuity-a-tajik-teachers-hydroelectric-station-made-from-soviet-scraps?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=51dce15314-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_13_11_38&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-51dce15314-70346693
Edvard Munch – >7600 works have been digitised06th June, 2018
The Edvard Munch museum has digitised most of the artist’s works in an online catalogue.
‘We hope this online catalogue will be a source of pleasure to a broad public that will now have the opportunity to become acquainted with a large and important – and previously somewhat hidden – part of Munch’s oeuvre, and be useful to researchers and anyone else with a special interest in Munch’s drawings and the important function they had for the artist Edvard Munch.’External Link: http://munch.emuseum.com/