History museum – Southeastern Quilt Museum http://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:24:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png History museum – Southeastern Quilt Museum http://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/ 32 32 The owner of a Polish ice cream parlor runs a local Jewish museum. Should he get a prize or a penalty? https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-owner-of-a-polish-ice-cream-parlor-runs-a-local-jewish-museum-should-he-get-a-prize-or-a-penalty/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:24:21 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-owner-of-a-polish-ice-cream-parlor-runs-a-local-jewish-museum-should-he-get-a-prize-or-a-penalty/

(JTA) – In a small town in Poland, a local ice cream parlor serves an unusual accompaniment: a gallery of artifacts that once belonged to local Jews, including the family who lived in the building before the Holocaust.

Jozef Gucwa opened a makeshift museum next to his glacier in Bobowa, a town near Krakow, in 2019. Poland’s main Jewish museum, Polin in Warsaw, selected him for an award for the preservation of Jewish heritage, but an advocate for the preservation of Jewish sites says he should instead be penalized for illegally appropriating Jewish property.

In “Beit Landau” are exhibited silver objects, including a Hanukkah menorah, a Purim noisemaker, a Torah scroll, florets that adorn the upper ends of the scrolls of a Torah scroll, kiddush cups. and an elaborate fish-shaped statue, a door opener with a Star of David adorning the handle, and a jewelry box.

Several dreidels are also on display, according to photos shared by Meir Bulka, who heads J-Nerations, a group aimed at safeguarding Jewish sites in Poland.

The name of the museum, which Gucwa charges around $ 2 to enter, means Landau House, and it refers to the name of the family who lived in the wooden structure before the Holocaust. The Landau are a ruling family of the Bobover Hasidic sect, which was named after and based in Bobowa until the Holocaust and then recreated in Brooklyn.

From his home in the West Bank settlement of Sha’arei Tikvah, Bulka has become a leading advocate for the preservation of Jewish heritage in Poland, after seeing messy cemeteries on a trip to see his ancestral home. the low. Bulka says the items on display at “Beit Landau” have been illegally appropriated in violation of Polish monument laws, which generally place historically significant finds in the possession of the state.

The items on display were found during renovations to the building to expand the glacier, Bulka said, and Gucwa declared his museum shop in order to avoid having to relinquish valuable property. Bulka said he made an official complaint to the Polish police.

The descendants of the Landau family in New York are trying to recover the artifacts, Bulka said.

A Hanukkah menorah on display in Jozef Gucwa’s makeshift Jewish Museum in Bobowa, Poland, in 2020. (J-nerations)

Gucwa did not respond to requests for comment from the Jewish Telegraph Agency. JTA’s attempts to reach Leibish Landau, one of the family’s descendants, were also unsuccessful. A spokesperson for the Polin Museum declined to comment.

The museum is due to present its annual award today and Gucwa is one of six nominees. His appointment cites the fact that “he bought a Jewish building with the intention of setting up a Jewish-themed museum there” and says he looks after the Landau family graves in the Jewish cemetery in Bobowa. He first exhibited the items he collected in 2013, before the reenactment (by non-Jews) of a historic local Jewish wedding, according to the museum.

“This history lover researched, meticulously renovated, collected and finally made available to the public all the salvaged objects, thus recreating the pre-war character of the inn run years ago by Leon’s family. Landau “, indicates the site of the museum. “Józef Gucwa is constantly expanding his collection of Judaica and objects left by the Jews of Bobowa which can reflect their culture and at the same time offer us a glimpse into their daily life. “

Honoring Gucwa could embolden those who find property left behind by Jews who have been driven out or murdered, Bulka wrote on Facebook.

“It is very likely that recognition of his candidacy will legitimize property crimes committed by others who have found Jewish belongings or their property,” he said.

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20th anniversary of the Patek Philippe museum https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/20th-anniversary-of-the-patek-philippe-museum/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 17:04:20 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/20th-anniversary-of-the-patek-philippe-museum/

Tn November, Patek Philippe celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Patek Philippe Museum, one of the most renowned watch museums in the world.

Inaugurated in November 2001, Philippe Stern – who was then president of Patek Philippe – has spent decades acquiring important timepieces, as well as other collectible horological objects. There are now 2,500 watches, automatons and other pieces of horological significance that represent five centuries of Geneva, Swiss and European horological art – many of them by Patek Philippe – dating back to 1839.

Patek Philippe collection on the first floor

The Patek Philippe Museum is located in a restored industrial building that was built in 1919-1920. Located at number 7 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, in the Plainpalais district of Geneva, this building has been occupied by watchmakers and craftsmen throughout its history. Patek Philippe acquired the building in 1975 to house Ateliers Réunis, a production unit manufacturing cases, bracelets and chains. In 1996, these activities moved to the new nearby manufacturing plant in Plan-les-Ouates, leaving the building vacant. Philippe Stern decided that this was where he would present his collection and between 1999 and 2001 the structure was completely restored, adding an additional floor, in strict compliance with the original architecture. Mr Stern’s wife Gerdi oversaw the interior design, her goal being to give the rooms the warmth and privacy of a private residence.

Collection of antiques from the second floor of the Patek Philippe museum
Collection of antiques on the second floor

The Patek Philippe Museum is unique in that it offers the opportunity to discover five centuries of watchmaking heritage, as well as to learn about the traditional skills associated with watchmaking such as enamelling, setting and guillochage.

From the ground floor, a collection of workbenches and old watchmaking tools and a restoration workshop. On the first floor is the Patek Philippe collection from 1839 to 2000. The second floor houses the collection of antiques, from the 16th to the middle of the 19th century. And on the third floor are the historical archives of Patek Philippe, as well as the library – which features more than 8,000 works on watchmaking and related subjects emphasizing the museum’s educational role – and the collection of portraits and snuffboxes in painting. miniature on enamel.

Library on the third floor of the Patek Philippe Museum
Third floor library

In addition to the permanent collections, the museum organizes temporary exhibitions, including: “The timepieces of royalty” in 2005, “The mirror of seduction: prestigious pairs of Chinese watches” in 2010 and “Signed timepieces. Rousseau ”in 2012.

Craftsman workshops on the ground floor
Craftsman workshops on the ground floor

“Under the leadership of Philippe Stern and Peter Friess, director and curator of the museum since 2014, new acquisitions have continued to enrich the collections. The arrangements of the two main collections have been reorganized, each now comprising around twenty thematic spaces reflecting particular aspects of the history of the watch or the world of Patek Philippe. To complete the wide choice of guided tours, the museum has also set up an audio guide, accessible via a tablet. This device makes it possible both to provide all the necessary information on exhibitions and to illustrate the context in which they were created and worn, by underlining the close links between watchmaking and science, fashion, artistic movements and social changes. The audio guide currently offers around twenty hours of support in English, French or German. Other languages ​​will be available from 2023. Users can compose their own itinerary or choose a predefined itinerary, such as that proposed by Philippe Stern himself. Approximately 10,000 photographs complete this application, allowing the user to zoom in on details or examine features that may not be visible in storefronts. Modern, interactive and dynamic, this à la carte means of discovery gives visitors the freedom to tailor their visit to their particular interests, according to Patek Philippe.

Antique Second Floor Enamel Pocket Watches
Antique Second Floor Enamel Pocket Watches

In two decades, the Patek Philippe Museum has attracted over 600,000 visitors, which is not surprising given the importance and volume of the watch collection, making it one of the museums of most prominent watchmaking in the world.

Learn more at www.patekmuseum.com.

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Museum refuses tourists | The Chronicle https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/museum-refuses-tourists-the-chronicle/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 22:35:02 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/museum-refuses-tourists-the-chronicle/

The Chronicle

Bongani Ndlovu, columnist
TOURISTS have been denied access to the Zimbabwe Natural History Museum in Bulawayo after Zesa cut power to the facility three weeks ago for a debt of $ 700,000.

Museum director Dr Moira Fitzpatrick said debt has piled up over the course of a year and a half as they struggled to function due to lockdowns induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are a victim of Covid-19 and we have not had any income for a year and a half because of the pandemic and we had no tourism. We are now at the point where we can no longer afford our electricity bill of approximately $ 700,000, ”said Dr. Fitzpatrick.

“People can come and see if they’re willing to pay, but they’re not. We have been largely closed for the past three weeks. The offices, the solar powered ones, are open, but much of everything else is closed.

Before the start of Covid-19, the museum received around 5,000-6,000 visitors per month, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it receives just over 1,000. Tourists pay US $ 10 each and locals pay the equivalent of $ 3 per adult and $ 1 per child for each visit.

Dr Fitzpatrick said they had made a request through their headquarters in Harare to the Home Office and Cultural Heritage Department for an intervention.

“We depend on the Ministry of the Interior and Cultural Heritage and three weeks ago we asked the ministry to pay us or help us and we hope it will give us money. We are still waiting and hoping that they will intervene, ”said Dr Fitzpatrick.

She said they have installed solar power for some sections of the museum and the institution needs US $ 30,000 to US $ 40,000 to complete the project.

“We started the first phase, but we couldn’t continue because of Covid and the blockages. We had the money in reserve to put in solar, but we had to use it to stay afloat as an institution and now it’s exhausted. We would probably need 30,000 to 40,000 US dollars to complete the solar project, ”said Dr Fitzpatrick.

“We have some solar power and few of our galleries are lit and we cannot expect the tourist to pay the entrance fee while we are in the dark. At this point, we can no longer collect income to pay our bills like Zesa’s. “

The museum contains exhibits illustrating the history, mineral wealth and wildlife of Zimbabwe, including the second largest mounted elephant in the world. It is one of the five national museums in the country and the only natural history museum in Zimbabwe.

It is part of the Heritage Corridor trail that begins at Inxwala lot, the tree hanging a few meters from the Inxwala site, heading south on Joshua Mqabuko Street.

The trail continues to the iconic Joshua Mqabuko Statue in the middle of Joshua Mqabuko Street and 8th Avenue in the CBD, then to the Parish of St Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, which is at 9th Avenue and Lobengula Street. Part of the Heritage Corridor takes tourists to the Joshua Nkomo Memorial Museum along Aberdeen Road in Matsheumhlope, about 5 miles from the CBD. The final stop on the Heritage Corridor tour is the Natural History Museum at the corner of Park Road and Leopold Takawira. – @bonganinkunzi

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Bucks County Black History Museum to host fundraiser to support goal of moving into a permanent home https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/bucks-county-black-history-museum-to-host-fundraiser-to-support-goal-of-moving-into-a-permanent-home/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 03:43:12 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/bucks-county-black-history-museum-to-host-fundraiser-to-support-goal-of-moving-into-a-permanent-home/

As the Bucks County African American Museum prepares to move into its first permanent home, the Mobile Museum of History and Culture is hosting a fundraiser on December 2.

In partnership with Parx Casino, proceeds from the inaugural Building Our Dream cocktail party fundraiser will be used to repair the two structures at the Boone Farm property in Middletown Township.

Last year, Bucks County Commissioners approved the use of the vacant farm on Highway 413 to house the county’s only African-American history museum.

The non-profit association’s 10-year lease on the property began in October 2020 and ends September 30, 2030, for an annual amount of just $ 1.

The Boone Farm on Route 413 in Middletown will house the Bucks County African American Museum. Authorities hope to open it by the end of 2021.

The goal is to have both buildings fully restored, furnished and operational by the end of next year.

The AAMBC fundraising event will feature live jazz tunes, a silent auction, and an awards show to the 2021 Hidden Figures organization winners.

They are Bucks County professor and historian Dr Marion Lane, award-winning sports journalist Claire Smith and the late Sam Snipes, who died in 2018.

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Snipes represented the first black family of Levittown residents as a young lawyer in the 1950s.

Guests at the reception will hear a brief history of the volunteer-run museum, which was launched in 2014, and its future goals. They will also learn more about the Boone Farm property.

The eventual move to the property would fulfill AAMBC’s long-standing goal of having a physical space to display artifacts and deliver on-site and virtual programming to the Bucks community.

The Building Our Dream Fundraising Cocktail will take place at the Parx Casino East Banquet Hall in Bensalem from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 2. Tickets are on sale for $ 150 per person and can be purchased on the AAMBC website.

This article originally appeared on the Bucks County Courier Times: The Bucks County African American Museum Hosts Fundraiser for New Home

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Public tours, lectures and special sales at the Tang Museum https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/public-tours-lectures-and-special-sales-at-the-tang-museum/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:02:01 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/public-tours-lectures-and-special-sales-at-the-tang-museum/

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Frances Young Tang Educational Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to lectures, tours and special in-person sales to close the fall semester.

All events are free and open to the public.

• Tuesday December 7 at 11:30 am and Wednesday December 8 at 6:30 pm: Conference on their own conditions. Students of the Scribner Seminar “Outsiders? Folk and Self-Taught Artists in the United States, ”taught by Assistant Professor of Art History Nancy Thebaut, will present a public program on the process of making the exhibition and share their research and views on the works. presented in the exhibition On Their Own Terms.

• Thursday December 9 and Friday December 10, all day: sale of Tang books. The Tang will sell a limited supply of exhibition catalogs at reduced prices: $ 5 for the Opener series catalogs; $ 10 for all other books. Discount applies to purchases made in person at the museum, with no shipping available. The hours of December 9 are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hours of December 10 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Browse Tang publications online at tang.skidmore.edu/publications.

Thursday, December 9, 6 p.m .: More Than You Notice gallery discussion. The student curators of the exhibition More Than You Notice: Photographic Reflections of Humanity and Socialization will present their research on the work of the exhibition as part of a public program as part of the social work course “Power, Privilege and Oppression Taught by Skidmore Assistant Professor of Social Work June Paul.

• Friday December 10, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m .: Tang Holiday Bazaar. The Tang Student Advisory Council is hosting a one-day market for Skidmore students to sell a variety of items including art, jewelry, clothing, pottery and more.

• Thursday, December 16, 12 noon: Visit of the curator with Ian Berry. Dayton Director Ian Berry takes a public tour of Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center, offering in-depth information about the acclaimed artist and the exhibition.

In addition to the new events listed above, the Tang also welcomes the public to the following previously announced events – one in person and most online – related to the community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which is part of the Project. World Crochet Coral Reef by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Participants’ corals will be assembled to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which will be on display at the museum as part of Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science, which opens on January 29, 2022.

Wednesday December 8 and 15, from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m .: Midi Crochet Online: Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara is hosting a half-hour Zoom session of online crochet, discussion and coral creation for our community art project. Registration required.

• Tuesday December 7 at 7 p.m .: Coral hook: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef Workshop: Join us via Zoom for a workshop and craft circle to learn how to crochet corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef. Instructors will guide beginners through the single crochet stitch, which is all you need to make your own coral! Register via Zoom.

Vaccinated members of the public are welcome at the museum and must present proof of vaccination for admission. Wearing a mask is compulsory for all visitors. The museum is open Thursdays from noon to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. until Sunday, December 19, as well as for the events listed above. For more information, call the Visitor Services office at 518-580-8080 or visit tang.skidmore.edu.

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CC Museum allows Purple Heart recipients to enter for free https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/cc-museum-allows-purple-heart-recipients-to-enter-for-free/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 02:01:30 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/cc-museum-allows-purple-heart-recipients-to-enter-for-free/ Many veterans attended what has become a touching tribute to those who served and to those who will pass through the doors of the museum in the future.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Veterans Day is over, but not the recognition of these veterans.

“We’re making a big effort right now to let our community of veterans know that we are here and we exist,” said Skyler Barker. “A lot of them don’t even know we’re here.”

Barker is the junior vice-commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. His chapter – named after fallen soldiers Andy Alaniz and Roger Valentine – was part of a special presentation this weekend at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Result: the museum is now a Purple Heart Entity.

“We’re actually making the museum a Purple Heart museum, and with that, from now on, they’ll be offering free entry to Purple Heart recipients and their families,” Barker said.

The Corpus Christi Veterans Marching Band performed for the military community in attendance. Andy Alaniz’s mother and other veterans were in attendance at what has become a touching tribute to those who served. Barker hopes this will be the start of many more moments like this.

“Before we come here, we have one person who just heard about it through our new website and social media,” said Barker. “I just moved to Corpus and it’s great that we are trying to reach out and start engaging people and making those connections. And actually, being able to be physically together is just an amazing feeling.

This feeling was evident as the museum welcomed the military community with open arms. Just another way for Corpus Christi to show its endless appreciation for the military community.

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What to know before you go https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/what-to-know-before-you-go/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 12:30:00 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/what-to-know-before-you-go/

New York’s new LGBTQ + museum is slated to open in 2024 and will be the cornerstone of the community’s history and hope for the future.

The American LGBTQ + Museum in New York will open in 2024 and will be the first of its kind in the city. Discussions on the planned construction of the American LGBTQ + Museum in New York began in 2017. It aims to celebrate, educate and tell untold stories of the community. Additionally, visitors will learn about the history and culture of the community from the perspective of those who are part of it. While the building is awaiting construction, the museum is hosting events online through its website.

New York City is a place that welcomes everyone of all cultures and backgrounds. As such, the LGBTQ + community has found a home in the city.


How the museum was born

Representatives of the LGBTQ + community have long expressed the need for such a museum – a museum that shows their history and impact on the community. The LGBTQ + movement in New York is part of the city’s history and its influence continues to this day. The profound impact of the LGBTQ + community makes New York the best place to build such a museum.

With the help and advice of LGBTQ + leaders and representatives, thousands of members of the LGBTQ + community were interviewed and consulted, along with people from its five boroughs. This group included academics, activists, ordinary citizens and artists. In addition to giving first-hand accounts of their personal experiences, their perspectives shed light on how events of the past shaped him into what he is now.

  • Start of work in 2022
  • The potential location is the top floor of the New York Historical Society
  • Online events have already started via the website

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Why is this important

Over the years, New York has established museums on ancient history, pop culture, and other cultural landmarks. However, there has never been a museum reflecting the diverse sexualities and experiences of its inhabitants. The American LGBTQ + Museum is the platform that consolidates the place of the LGBTQ + community in history. It will tell the story of the community from the perspective of the people who are part of it. The museum will tell about their difficulties, their struggles and their growth. This is the place where we can share both the knowledge and the culture of the LGBTQ + community.

Give a home to the community

The New York Historical Society aims to tell the story and preserve the history of New York City and the people who live there, so it is an appropriate choice to have the LGBTQ + museum as part of it. In addition to preserving and sharing the history and culture of the LGBTQ + community, they will continue their research to educate people about its importance and contributions to New York City and to the LGBTQ + community as a whole.

The LGBTQ + community has seen its fair share of challenges and milestones. Historical events, including the Stonewall protests in 1969 and the HIV / AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, significantly affected the formation of New York City and the LGBTQ + community. Although recorded in the history books, many of the personal stories of LGBTQ + people go unrecorded. This is why this museum is so important. It is the place that will immortalize these stories. Otherwise, people will forget about them forever.

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What to expect

The museum has coordinated with various local, national and international LGBTQ + organizations to acquire items for inclusion in the museum. It will offer an immersive and exploratory experience to its visitors. Don’t expect to walk around and look at old photos and artifacts! Instead, expect to see plenty of color and activity that will engage the senses. Besides the gallery spaces, the museum will also have spaces where people can relax and have moments of reflection.

As the LGBTQ + community continues to grow and evolve, so will the events and exhibits held in the museum. In the meantime, while construction has yet to begin, the museum’s website has started hosting virtual events. In the future, the museum plans to organize physical and virtual events to include a wider audience. Visitors can expect exhibits to feature:

  • Memories
  • Masterpieces
  • Posters
  • Live Events

What would you like to know

Construction has a tentative launch date of 2022, and the museum plans to open in 2024. Currently, the US LGBTQ + Museum’s website is the primary source of information on upcoming virtual events. The New York Historical Society has provided places and spaces where the LGBTQ + museum can host programs and events until it opens in 2024. Those interested can subscribe to their mailing list to participate in virtual events.

The best is yet to come

Information on the history of the LGBTQ + community was difficult to find in the past. Through its development, however, this museum will be a fixed entity that will be the place where people can learn more and better understand an integral part of New York’s culture and history.

The American LGBTQ + Museum has received support and attention from community members although it is in the early stages of its development. The construction of this museum was long overdue, and now that the plans are underway, people can look forward to a unique and rewarding experience at the museum.

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North Texas History Museum preserving history through Project Nat’s Hat https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/north-texas-history-museum-preserving-history-through-project-nats-hat/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 22:31:35 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/north-texas-history-museum-preserving-history-through-project-nats-hat/

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX / KJTL) – The Museum of North Texas History strives to preserve the history of the area with a unique exhibit to showcase not only the history of the North Texas area, but the people as well.

Nat’s Hat Project features over 500 used hats and tells the story of former hat owners. The hats have been on display in the museum’s heritage room since 2007, thanks to many members of the museum’s board.

The backstory for this project began when Cow Lot Western Wear closed in 2006. Owner and Clay County native Nat Flemming donated the hats to the museum for display.

The museum is looking for people who have a hat on display in the exhibit and who want to tell their stories to continue the preservation of history in the North Texas area.

Chief Executive Officer of the museum, Madeleine Calcote looks forward to the community learning more about the hats and the people they represent.

“Nat’s Hats is the heart of the museum’s collection, and we look forward to hearing more about the extraordinary people represented in this collection of hats,” Calcote said.

If you have a hat in the exhibit, you can contact the Wichita County Archives at (940) 723-0020 or email them at archives@co.wichita.tx.us.

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Are you looking for a stolen idol? Visit the Manhattan DA Museum https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/are-you-looking-for-a-stolen-idol-visit-the-manhattan-da-museum/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 13:49:42 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/are-you-looking-for-a-stolen-idol-visit-the-manhattan-da-museum/

Evidence lockers at the Manhattan district attorney’s office often contain an array of items that were part of the crimes he is prosecuting.

Blunt instruments. Bags of heroin. Bundles of banknotes. The kind of stuff that shouldn’t be given up, but no one would have a heart attack if you did.

And then there are the 2,281 fragile, priceless, and often museum-worthy art objects – statues, sculptures, relics of ancient civilizations – that the office seized and now has to deal with.

Here, a bronze idol from India priced at $ 2 million. There, an Italian vase made 300 years before the birth of Christ.

“We’ve all gotten pretty good at packing our bags,” said Matthew Bogdanos, the deputy prosecutor who heads the 14-person unit that seized everything. “It’s one thing to wrap a bronze or stoneware statue, it’s another to wrap a 2,500-year-old Apulian vase that already has a crack in the side. It’s absolutely scary, and we look at each other and say, “We need more bubble wrap and more blankets.”

The crew of Bogdanos, officially known as the Antiquities Trafficking Unit, is very much a victim of its own success. Created in 2017, with the approval of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., to combat contraband cultural heritage, it seized 3,604 illicit objects worth $ 204 million. Of these, 1,323 items were returned to countries of origin such as Mexico, Afghanistan and Tibet.

Still, that leaves a lot of really nice things to watch out for.

“It grabs my attention,” said Vance, “that we have extraordinarily important works of art and heritage that we need to protect with care, and it’s not something most offices need to worry about. “

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Survey the Depths of the Ocean with a CSUB Marine Scientist for a Museum Discussion | Entertainment https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/survey-the-depths-of-the-ocean-with-a-csub-marine-scientist-for-a-museum-discussion-entertainment/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 02:45:00 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/survey-the-depths-of-the-ocean-with-a-csub-marine-scientist-for-a-museum-discussion-entertainment/

The ocean is a vast and seemingly unknowable place most people will only dip their toes – even skilled divers barely scratch the surface of its depths. Marine scientist Dr Anthony Rathburn, however, knows some of the secrets of the deep and dark sea, and he is happy to share them.

Dr. Rathburn, professor of geology at California State University, Bakersfield, will speak Thursday at the “Meet the Expert” virtual lecture series at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science.

“I plan to give people an idea of ​​what it’s like to conduct research on the high seas, including traveling to the bottom of the ocean in a three-person submersible,” Dr Rathburn said. “People can expect to better understand what deep-sea creatures and their habitats look like. Hopefully the public will also have a better appreciation of the importance of marine communities and the relevance of marine research.”

The talk will cover the work of Dr Rathburn exploring previously unmapped parts of the sea and the otherworldly creatures that thrive there. The event is free and is meant to be accessible regardless of one’s understanding of marine science. In fact, Dr Rathburn hopes it will inspire the young participants to follow their interest in the ocean towards science education.

“Students and young people can expect to experience what it is like to be a marine scientist / oceanographer and get a feel for some of the exciting and practical marine science opportunities at CSUB,” he said. . “People should check out the conference to learn more about Earth’s largest habitat (the deep sea) and find out what we can glean from the creatures that live in these dark, deep environments.”

Dr. Rathburn’s students at CSUB regularly have the opportunity to work with him and other marine scientists on research cruises along the California coast. On these trips, they collect samples from the seabed to study foraminifera, a microscopic, single-celled organism that lives on the ocean floor. They use their findings to see how the ocean has changed over time, from seasons in a single year to tens of thousands of years.

This month’s conference is the third in a row this fall, led by professors from CSUB’s School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering. Dr Rathburn said the museum engages the public with science and this series is a great opportunity for the community to connect science topics you hear about in the news with the experts who study and teach them locally.

“I think it’s important for the people at CSUB, and scientists in particular, to convey to the community the relevance and importance of what we do, the exciting applications of our research, and the rewarding career paths that training at CSUB can lead, “said Dr Rathburn.

The conference begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Those interested can register for the event at buenavistamuseum.org/events. The conference will be recorded and made available to those who cannot attend live.

Kelly Ardis is a communications specialist in the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at CSUB.

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