20 people showed their antiques, which turned out to be so rare that they really belong in a museum
Some people may only experience the pleasure of owning exclusively new things, which they get from plastic boxes covered with plastic wrap. And others, in turn, are thrilled with the smell of antiquity and dream of touching history, preferring to new things those that can be called antiques. We have collected for you photographs of antiques, some of which are at least 100 years old and their value only grows over the years.
“A vintage set that could be called a spice village. My grandmother bought it for me 30 years ago, and it was still kept in my parents' shed. "
300 years ago, this device was installed in the Palafoxiana Library, Puebla, Mexico, allowing you to hold seven open books in front of you at the same time.
“Today I bought this Victorian cage for $ 100. It is a little more than 2 meters high, if you count with the stand, and I have never seen such a thing before. "
"The cylinder that belonged to my great-great-grandfather at the end of the 19th century"
1920s embroidered Belgian screen
"My grandfather just gave me this 19th century mandolin."
“Not really sure about the exact date, but I believe these curling irons are from the early or mid 1800s. They belonged to my great-grandmother "
Art Deco butterfly brooch made of Norwegian silver and covered with enamel
“The first gift that my great-grandfather gave to my great-grandmother almost 100 years ago. I think it's worth sharing this. "
One person shared a photo of this antique that had been in his family for many years, asking what it is.
One of the users answered him: "This is one of the Asian whatnots, which were specially designed to showcase decorative items."
"I found it in a junkyard and used it to record my band's first album."
Unusual door knocker in the form of a female hand holding an orange
“Unfortunately my grandmother died this year. This is her copy of Alice in Wonderland, which I inherited. "
“I found this Edwardian dress yesterday. It's too awesome not to share. "
Metal pocket shopping list
“There is something about this pitch-black cardboard cover, with a gilded cover and floral motifs. Something great. This is Le Manuscrit Bleu's 1848 book. "
“I assume we are publishing our uranium glass collections? Here is mine! "
“This memento is known as the curse tablet. They were small strips of lead pierced with an iron nail. They are usually Roman or Greek. Someone's hair was sandwiched between these pieces, indicating that it might be a love spell. I am thinking of contacting the museum about this "
BONUS: "The plaster fell off and I was able to look into the past"
Night at the museum during pandemic: A man broke into Australia’s oldest museum and took selfies with the dinosaur exhibit
An international student has been charged with breaking into a museum in Australia after CCTV footage showed a man taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
The man broke into Australian Museum in Sydney’s just after 1am on Sunday 10 May, and was captured on CCTV cameras. He was wandering around the exhibits for around 40 minutes before he got caught, according to New South Wales police.
Released CCTV footage shows him casually walking past a T-Rex skeleton and posing for photos with his head inside the mouth of a dinosaur skull.
While inside the museum, he allegedly stole a piece of artwork and a staff member’s cowboy hat off a coat rack, which he donned while leaving the premises.
The NSW police wanted to tamp down any speculation of a movie deal in a public warning to the trespasser.
“It’s not going to be a movie producer knocking on your door. It’s going to be NSW police knocking on your door,” deputy chief inspector Sean Heaney told reporters.
The man turned himself in to Surry Hills police station later in the day, where he was arrested and charged with break and enter while he was refused bail.
He is due to appear at Central local court in the following days.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, hundreds of dogs served had a crucial role in the search for survivors, and for victims’ remains. Now these heroes and their teams are getting their do in an exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
“Putting the photographs together is what makes this exhibit special,” said Amy Weinstein, the museum’s oral historian, who curated the show.
Their contribution to the massive rescue and recovery effort was vital.
“On the 11th, we saw the value of the dogs. We saw that there was nothing as effective as the dogs for searching wide areas, for clearing spaces,” says Dr. Cynthia Otto, executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center. “Their ability to recognize odors, respond to odors, to trace the source of an odor is phenomenal.”
The most impressive exhibitions available online that you deserve to see during coronavirus pandemic.
During the quarantine lockdown, an exhibition you can watch online from the comfort of your home is welcome, so we come to your aid with a series of recommendations from which you can draw inspiration.
We must admit that we now have more time to enjoy movies and serials that we have not been able to watch. But besides these, the exhibitions that you can now visit virtually are an option that you must consider.
If you want to have a few minutes of relaxation and disconnect from what's around you, here is our selection of exhibitions to watch.
1. Faces of Frida
In 2018, Victoria & Albert Museum hosted an exhibition dedicated to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. During the exhibition were exposed several articles of clothing from her archives, but also precious objects from the personal collection. For those who did not have the opportunity to discover this wonderful exhibition, it is now available online. And if you're wondering how you can see it, all you have to do is access the Google Arts & Culture platform, which includes over 800 paintings, photos and objects that belonged to the artist and that you can explore in the smallest detail.
2. Cats in Art History
The Universal Museum of Art (UMA) in partnership with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais offers an extremely interesting exhibition called Cats in Art History. The exhibition brings to the fore a series of famous works of art that also include cats. Whether they are the center of interest of a painting or a discrete appearance, cats appear in a lot of works by well-known artists, such as Géricault or Rodolphe Salis.
3. Louis Vuitton Foundation: The Painting Party
From August 20-26, 2019, the Louis Vuitton Foundation hosted the exhibition Le parti de peinture, which included an impressive selection of works by several artists, such as Joan Mitchell, Alex Katz, Gerhard Richter, Ettore Spalletti and Yayoi Kusama. An interesting exhibit was the Infinity Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist. Her works are full of special meanings, especially as they encompass her childhood and the hallucinations she has been facing ever since. From Wednesday, April 1st, the exhibition can be visited online.
4. From Station to the Renovated Orsay Museum
The famous Orsay Museum, once a railway station, is now one of the most impressive museums. The museum's exhibitions also include some of the best-known masterpieces of the best-known artists, such as Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du monde, The Luncheon on the Grass and Edouard Manet's Olympia, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and The Gleaners by Jean -French Millet. Closed during this period, the Orsay Museum offers podcasts, but also an interesting exhibition called From Station to the Renovated Museum d 'Orsay, which reveals the major stages of the museum's transformation.
5. In Tune with the World
In April 2018, the Louis Vuitton Foundation presented an exhibition called Au diapason du monde (In Tune with the World), which brought together some of the masterpieces of artists Dan Flavin, Yves Klein, Giacometti, Gerhard Richter, Cyprien Gaillard and Maurizio Cattelan. However, the attraction of the exhibition was represented by the work of Takashi Murakami, a contemporary Japanese artist who explored different themes in his art, from death to natural disasters.
6. Fashion at Versailles
A landmark for fashion is Versailles. In 1780, during the reign of Louis XVI, men and women were dressed in impressive dresses and costumes and unique at the ceremonies they attended. Château de Versailles offers on the official site the opportunity to see two exhibitions, one of them representing a study on the style of the famous Maria Antoaneta.
This month, the famous Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the city of Pompeii, as part of a tour that honors this space of arts and commerce. The exhibition includes a series of frescoes that decorated the sumptuous villas of Pompeii, images with the excavations that took place in the city, but also an impressive mosaic of the nymph Ariadne with Dionysus. The Grand Palais decided to offer the opportunity to visit the exhibition virtually. If you want to listen to the podcast of the exhibition, it can be downloaded for free through the Grand Palais app.
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