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Scientists Develop New Way To Gauge Degradation Of Ancient Paper Art And Docs
2014-06-04 03:52:41

American Institute of Physics Studying a famous Leonardo self-portrait, a team of scientists has developed a new, nondestructive way to gauge degradation of ancient paper art and docs One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces, drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self-portrait, is in extremely poor condition. Centuries of exposure to humid storage conditions or a closed environment has led to widespread and localized yellowing and browning of the...

2014-05-20 12:28:58

Dr. Griswold will apply a lifetime of experience in America's top arts institutions to strengthen, distinguish and expand the museum's influence as it enters its second century CLEVELAND, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Museum of Art's Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold's confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of the...

2014-02-14 16:26:27

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will make reading a celebrated event on February 28. More than 30,000 K-12 educators have registered for their students to take part in Renaissance Learning's 3(rd) annual "Read the Most Coast to Coast" challenge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) The nationwide event calls for students to join in a collective effort to top last year's record of...

Bizarre Da Vinci Instrument
2013-11-20 11:55:48

[ Watch The Video: Leonardo da Vinci's Weird Piano Heard For The First Time ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do you get when you cross a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba? A 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci invention that had never been played – until now. On Monday, Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki staged the first-ever public performance of the viola organista – an instrument conceived by da Vinci during the Renaissance and...

Mona Lisa Bones Identity
2013-08-12 10:01:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An Italian art director says he's close to finally pinning down the identity of Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Mona Lisa. It's been a mystery that has plagued art historians for centuries; one of the most well-known paintings in the world depicts a stoic woman with a half smirk, but no one has been able to explain who this woman is or why exactly Da Vinci chose to paint her. In recent years researchers have sought out the bones of the...

2013-07-31 23:19:28

Dallas area festival showcased on new Travel Channel television show. Waxahachie, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Scarborough Renaissance Festival® was featured on the new original series, Fandemonium, hosted by Adam Richman. Host Adam Richman is on a mission to explore the world of ultimate super-fans and the extremes they go to in order to celebrate their passion. Richman explores what makes someone willing to spend thousands of dollars on costumes, gear and food at their favorite event....

2013-07-30 23:27:38

TheFamilyTravelFiles.com has highlighted some of the best California Renaissance festivals and Ren Faires for end of summer, early autumn family fun. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The best California Renaissance festivals and Ren faires for family fun offer weekend time-travel adventures from the 21st century. The atmosphere, punctuated by lively entertainment and living history moments, creates the perfect setting for a carefree family experience difficult to duplicate on your own....

2013-07-23 23:32:24

TheFamilyTravelFiles.com has highlighted five of the best Renaissance festivals and Ren faires in the US for end of summer family fun. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Renaissance faires and festivals make perfect day away adventures for kids of all ages. The atmosphere, punctuated by entertainment and living history moments, creates a carefree experience difficult to duplicate on your own. The best Renaissance festivals and Ren faires offer families weekend time-travel from the 21st...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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