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Recording Ourselves

Vsauce! Kevin here. My image and voice recorded, backed up, uploaded and saved…forever. Your cat photos, political arguments, the first private message you sent your future husband or wife, your comments on this video – authenticated, labeled, and recorded. Somewhere. For as long as someone is around to keep the lights on. For the first […]

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ARTE 5: Arte Románico (Documental Historia del Arte)

BUT THAT IS ANOTHER HISTORY ART 5 – ROMANESQUE ART In the middle of the ninth century, by the year 843, with the Treaty of Verdun, the great empire of Charlemagne began to break apart due to the ambitions of its grandchildren. The weakness of these monarchies that emerged from the ruins of the empire […]

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Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba

Hello I’m exhibition curator Gareth Brereton and this week we’ll be discussing this masterpiece of Assyrian art. This is a curved wall panel carved from limestone and this once decorated a room in the southwest palace at Niniveh Ashurbanipal’s first residence. And it is an important document of a war between the Assyrian army and […]

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Conserving Albrecht Dürer’s Monumental Arch

Freyda Spira: Working in a collection where there are 1.5 million objects, you often find hidden treasures, and I feel very lucky that as a scholar of German printmaking from the Renaissance, I was able to open the doors of the storeroom and find this incredible thing. The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian was commissioned around […]

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Carla Carli Mazzucato – an artist’s journey

Nestled in the Alps of northern Italy, Among the mountain passes that lead from the Adige River Valley into the lands of central Europe, lies the region referred to as “South Tyrol.” It was, and remains today, a passage to the world beyond. Through this natural Alpine corridor, where long ago the Italian Renaissance traveled […]

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ch 2) Drawing The Color Line

A black American writer, J. Saunders Redding, describes the arrival of a ship in North America in the year 1619: SAILS FURLED, FLAG DROOPING AT HER ROUNDED STERN, SHE RODE THE TIDE IN FROM THE SEA. SHE WAS A STRANGE SHIP, INDEED, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, A FRIGHTENING SHIP, A SHIP OF MYSTERY. WHETHER SHE WAS […]

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WW1 – Oversimplified (Part 2)

With both sides stuck in a hard stalemate, they knew this war wasn’t going to be about taking territory, but about simply wearing each other down. The Allies had plenty of men to expend from its overseas dominions. And the British also started a naval blockade, so Germany couldn’t import stuff, like food. Neither side […]