philamuseum:

Did you know that early experiments in flash photography involved photographers filling a tray with magnesium powder, putting it on their heads, and igniting it to create a small explosion? Eventually, photographers mounted the tray to a stick to lift it—a bit more safely—above their heads. Learn more about how early photographers experimented with flash in this interesting piece from NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Then come visit “Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century” at the Museum. But hurry—the exhibition closes August 3.”Midnight at the Bowery Mission Breadline,” 1909, by Lewis W. Hine

philamuseum:

Did you know that early experiments in flash photography involved photographers filling a tray with magnesium powder, putting it on their heads, and igniting it to create a small explosion? Eventually, photographers mounted the tray to a stick to lift it—a bit more safely—above their heads. Learn more about how early photographers experimented with flash in this interesting piece from NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Then come visit “Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century” at the Museum. But hurry—the exhibition closes August 3.

Midnight at the Bowery Mission Breadline,” 1909, by Lewis W. Hine

lacigreen:

micdotcom:

Forget the spreadsheet, here’s an easy flowchart to know if a women owes you sex

Microsoft Excel took a turn for the explicit this week when the Internet learned the once-innocuous office tool was being used in a dispiriting new bro-trend: using the software to track of the number of times their partners refuse sex. Yes, #sexspreadsheets are a thing, presumably because some men still believe that owning of a penis entitles them to unlimited sexy times.
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sometimes i just cant believe this is the 21st century

lacigreen:

micdotcom:

Forget the spreadsheet, here’s an easy flowchart to know if a women owes you sex

Microsoft Excel took a turn for the explicit this week when the Internet learned the once-innocuous office tool was being used in a dispiriting new bro-trend: using the software to track of the number of times their partners refuse sex. Yes, #sexspreadsheets are a thing, presumably because some men still believe that owning of a penis entitles them to unlimited sexy times.

Sorry, guys, that’s just not the way the world works | Follow micdotcom 

sometimes i just cant believe this is the 21st century

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.