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2011-01-04 07:30:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking exhibition exploring the shared history between African and Native Americans will open at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on Feb. 12, 2011. Red/Black: Related Through History includes an object-based exhibition on the subject, created by the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Smithsonian's traveling panel show, Indivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. (Photo:...

2009-04-20 12:45:31

U.S. scientists say they have created a virtual reality that visually restores deteriorated artifacts while leaving them physically unchanged. Purdue University Assistant Professor Daniel Aliaga and graduate students Alvin Law and Yu Hong Yeung developed the technique that uses light projections to give the illusion of restoration. Restoration efforts are faced with the challenge of keeping the object as unaltered as possible, while still providing a view of the object as it was initially...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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