Favorite girls ever.

entertainmentweekly:

redcat18:

It’s hard to do NOT laugh. What is this!!

We have our fun.

Best Prince George photo piece I’ve seen.

entertainmentweekly:

redcat18:

It’s hard to do NOT laugh. What is this!!

We have our fun.

Best Prince George photo piece I’ve seen.

medieval:

Completely out of context Crop of the Week.
(via)

medieval:

Completely out of context Crop of the Week.

(via)

amnhnyc:

The Patricia Emerald is a large and superbly colored specimen. At 632 carats, the dihexagonal, or twelve-sided, crystal is considered one of the great emeralds in the world. Found in Colombia in 1920, it was named after the mine owner’s daughter.
The flaws in this emerald are normal but compromise the hard gem’s durability. This specimen is one of the very few large emeralds that have been preserved uncut. Today, Colombia is still the world’s major source of emeralds.
See other superb specimens in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems.

amnhnyc:

The Patricia Emerald is a large and superbly colored specimen. At 632 carats, the dihexagonal, or twelve-sided, crystal is considered one of the great emeralds in the world. Found in Colombia in 1920, it was named after the mine owner’s daughter.

The flaws in this emerald are normal but compromise the hard gem’s durability. This specimen is one of the very few large emeralds that have been preserved uncut. Today, Colombia is still the world’s major source of emeralds.

See other superb specimens in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems.

medievalpoc:

la-negra-barbuda:

The fun part about working with museums is that the institutional racism is so thick you can cut it with a knife. These two pictures are of database index trees that are created to help people search for art or artifacts. Notice the categories under “African Art” in the first picture… Yup, all it says is African Art… again. What you can’t see is that there are 7 categories under Asian Art. It took me 2 weeks to get them to change it to regions in the second picture. So now, if you search for West African, you won’t get stuff from Kenya and Egypt too.

African cultural items are often poorly managed, poorly catalogued, poorly maintained, and when on display, poorly mounted. They aren’t the priority of most museum spaces and there isn’t as much available literature on the items as there is for Greco-Roman crap: that’s some old colonial bullshit.

However, I still stand by the idea that they shouldn’t even have these cultural items in their possession, but until that day comes, they’re going to learn how to respect them.

I probably need to start a museum displays tag….because while we’re seeing great strides in some directions, it’s because of people who are actively trying to fight the existing problems in the way information is presented to us….

allthingseurope:

Budapest, Hungary (by zelovoc)

Can’t wait to go back here one day.

allthingseurope:

Budapest, Hungary (by zelovoc)

Can’t wait to go back here one day.

coolchicksfromhistory:

The National Literary Trust (UK) has scatter 50 book benches across London for the summer.  Click on the links below for the bench’s location and the name of the artist.

Above: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf / How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell / Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers / The Railway Children by E. Nesbit / Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding / Brick Lane by Monica AliHercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Agatha Christie