14 5 / 2014

09 5 / 2014

After nine months of (part-time) work, the Pietro da Cortona painting at Villanova is clean!  There’s still a long way to go with filling and inpainting, but for now, take a look at my blog on some pentimenti we found after all the overpaint and varnish was removed.

15 3 / 2014

installator:

"Wearing their national colours, the Polish champion powerlifters and bench-pressers struggle and strain to elevate these hefty bronze and brick monuments, metaphorically attempting to lift the very burden of history on to their shoulders." Christian Jankowski (artupdate.com)

installator:

"Wearing their national colours, the Polish champion powerlifters and bench-pressers struggle and strain to elevate these hefty bronze and brick monuments, metaphorically attempting to lift the very burden of history on to their shoulders." Christian Jankowski (artupdate.com)

(via themindofaconservator)

05 3 / 2014

(Source: theconservator)

14 2 / 2014

smithsonianlibraries:

When you find a dog marriage picture, you must take it to its logical end.
Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey may be familiar with this Victorian illustrated weekly magazine covering the Anglo-Boer war from 1899 to 1903. 
Perhaps these are Union Jack Russel Terriers?
From Black & White Budget, Sept 22, 1900 p.786

smithsonianlibraries:

When you find a dog marriage picture, you must take it to its logical end.

Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey may be familiar with this Victorian illustrated weekly magazine covering the Anglo-Boer war from 1899 to 1903. 

Perhaps these are Union Jack Russel Terriers?

From Black & White Budget, Sept 22, 1900 p.786

08 2 / 2014

jimmstorment:

Paint…  Philadelphia PA…

jimmstorment:

Paint…  Philadelphia PA…

(via npr)

08 2 / 2014

skunkbear:

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the birthday of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev - the man whose ground-breaking work led to the creation of the modern periodic table of elements.

Here’s a fun look at his contributions from Lou Serico and TED-Ed:

Um, can I have this during my WUDPAC interview?

(via npr)

24 1 / 2014

14 1 / 2014

reasonsmysoniscrying:

"He was arrested for ‘nibbling all the pears from a basket’."
1893 French Mug shot of François BertillonAge: 23 monthsCrime: Gluttony(via www.twitter.com/HistoryInPics)

reasonsmysoniscrying:

"He was arrested for ‘nibbling all the pears from a basket’."

1893 French Mug shot of François Bertillon
Age: 23 months
Crime: Gluttony
(via www.twitter.com/HistoryInPics)

(via pbsthisdayinhistory)

11 1 / 2014

mineralists:

Crystal Spheres

Sphere 1: Natrolite and Quartz
Sphere 2: Opal
Sphere 3: Orpriment
Sphere 4: Quartz and Rutile
Sphere 5: Rhodochrosite
Sphere 6: Septarian Stone
Sphere 7: Vanadinite and Geothite

(Source: spheresdumonde.com, via beautiful-minerals)