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“The 80s were a very interesting period for bikes in India. I saw people discarding old #models and buying new bikes very fast. I wondered what happened to those old #bikes, and that’s when I hit upon the idea of collecting them", says Vinit Kenjal, the man behind the museum. Image
#Vinit also points out that vintage bikes evoke a sense of nostalgia in visitors. “From dropping children to school and taking your beloved on long rides to giving lifts to strangers, there are several emotions associated with scooters.
I want to give the older generation an opportunity to relive those moments again,” he adds.
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OK here we go. Conceivably the greatest, most technical accomplishment in the history of natural history art: nearly 4000 glass models of flowers created by Rudolph and Leopold #Blaschka for @HarvardMuseum. None of the objects in here look like glass.
Readers, they're all glass. ImageImageImageImage
The #Blaschkas became famous for making glass models of sea creatures for #museums, because these soft-bodied animals could not be easily preserved. They shipped them to institutions across the world. Then @HarvardMuseum commissioned them to make the flowers exclusively. ImageImageImageImage
The #Blaschkas' work is incredible and unsurpassed. From root to petal to stamen to leaf. This gallery is unquestionably the greatest botanical display in any #museum on the planet.
Only in rare instances that there is a tiny break in the glass is the illusion interrupted. ImageImageImage
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Delightful day wandering around @DockyardChatham, seeing the former @RoyalNavy #museum ships - #WW2 destroyer HMS Cavalier (& having a sneaky sit in the Captain's chair), #ColdWar submarine HMS Ocelot & Victorian sloop HMS Gannet, too. Well worth a visit. WW2 Royal Navy destroyer HM...The Captain's chair on the ...Victorian Royal Navy sloop ...Cold War Royal Navy submari...
Other former @RoyalNavy joys included the 1920s Coastal Motor Boat CMB 103, #WW2 X-Craft mini-submarine XE-8, & just the sheer fascination of wandering around a historic dockyard, seeingthearchitecture, machinery, & so on. 1920s Royal Navy Coastal Mo...WW2 Royal Navy X-Craft mini...
And no @kejamieson_ ,I didn't nick @DockyardChatham's HMS Victory model, or any of the cannon for you 😂 Model of Royal Navy 1st rat...Display of a variety of 18t...
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Αν έχετε ψάξει στο κτηματολόγιο για το χωράφι στο Ζούμπερι… και βρείτε να υπάρχουν αεροφωτογραφίες της περιόδου 1945-1960, πιθανότατα να έχουν ληφθεί με φωτογραφική μηχανή όπως αυτή που κρατούσε ο αεροπόρος της φωτογραφίας.

Το μοντέλο της φωτογραφικής μηχανής ονομαζόταν Image
Fairchild K-17 και είχε σχεδιαστεί από την εταιρεία Fairchild Camera and Instrument και κατασκευάστηκε από την εταιρεία Folmer Graflex (θυγατρική εταιρεία της Kodak) στο Rotchester της Νέας Υόρκης στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του 1940. Για την κατασκευή της είχε δοθεί
σχετική άδεια από την Πολεμική Αεροπορία των Η.Π.Α. Χρησιμοποιήθηκε στον Β’ Παγκόσμιο πόλεμο. Την εγκαθιστούσαν στα αεροσκάφη της εποχής. Η Fairchild K-17 ήταν μια κάμερα αναγνώρισης και χαρτογράφησης, η οποία μπορούσε να «βγάλει» κάθετες και πλάγιες εναέριες
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Sehr schöne #Ausstellung #Klima_X im #Museum @mfk_frankfurt. 🤩
Sie zeigt einem auf, dass jede*r sich ausgehend von der eigenen Disposition für #Klimaschutz engagieren kann. 1/x
Die Klima-Tiere sind ein guter Einstieg, um in die #Reflexion zu kommen "Wie viel tue ich eigentlich bisher?" oder "Warum tu ich eigentlich nicht mehr?" Das ist das Thema der #Ausstellung. 2/x
Das empfinde ich tatsächlich als eine wichtige Botschaft:
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Saira Wasim, a gifted artist from Pakistan, now based in the United States, has continued to depict the state of her homeland (and its position in the world) through a candid and allegorical lens for the past decade and a half. She has, rather remarkably, taken up (1/13)
taboo themes such as the naked hypocrisy of Pakistan’s leaders, the mullahs, and ‘honour’ killings of women.

Wasim graduated from the National College of Arts in 1999 and not surprisingly found international recognition soon enough. In 2003, her works were featured in (2/13)
a show at the #Whitney #Museum of American Art. In the same year, she undertook a residency at the #Vermont #Studio Center. Since then the US has been her home.

Wasim’s artistic expression is also influenced by her personal story. An Ahmadi by faith, she has (3/13)
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Erinnert ihr euch noch an den 23.10.2022? Naja. Ich schon :D

Da hab ich einen Ausflug mit der #Pöstlingbergbahn gemacht. Inkl. Besuch im #Pöstlingbergbahnmuseum.

Und während die Stadt unten im Nebel versunken ist, hat oben die Sonne gescheint.

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Aufgrund des #Linz #Marathon konnte die Pöstlingbergbahn nur bis zur alten Talstation fahren.

Die alte Talstation ist gleichzeitig ein #Museum mit Ausstellung zu Geschichte und Technik der Pöstlingbergbahn.

Bis 2008 endete die Meterspurige Bahn hier.

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In Skandinavien ist es üblich, dass bei Museen die Ausstellungen auch online abrufbar sind. Bei uns leider nicht. Deshalb mach ich das hier mal für euch:

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The #Charing Cross landmark in #Lahore has remained the centre point of the city since the #British era and continues to be the better-known venue for political mobilization. In 1904, a grand statue of #Queen Victoria was placed under a canopy and the #monument stood (1/7)
at the crossing until 1951.

The statue was moved to the Lahore #Museum thereafter. In the 1980s, during the ‘Islamist’ regime of #General Zia, a wooden model of the Holy Quran was placed where the statue once stood. Earlier, under the civilian Prime Minister Zulfikar (2/7)
Ali #Bhutto, another modernist tower was erected to mark the 1974-summit conference of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC). The summit monument – as a cultural space – commemorates the ideal of Unity of all Muslims and that of the Ummah – the Muslim Brotherhood (3/7)
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On the 33rd anniversary of the murder of the #UCA #Jesuits of #ElSalvador & their mother & daughter companions, I treasure the unforgettable @RomeroTrust pilgrimage that took us there, & the people we met. #SanRomero, pray for us all. 1/
Our visit to #UCA in 2017 was only our 2nd & 3rd days in #SanSalvador, staying @ the beautifully located #CentroLoyola. We met wonderful people everywhere who welcomed us with open arms. They asked that we might share their story with others when we returned home. @RomeroTrust 2/
We were able 2 see the rose garden where 4 of the #Jesuits were shot dead. 2 more & the #Ramos mother & daughter were shot inside. Poignantly, the gardener #Obdullo was their husband & father. He found the bodies at dawn. The women had stayed over 2 be safer from govt violence 3/
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Gestern einen Tagesausflug zur Landesausstellung: "Der Untergang des Römischen Reiches" nach #Trier gemacht. Die Ausstellung behandelt die Zeit von der Tetrachie bis zu Justians versuchter Rückeroberung des Westreiches. Ein Thread 1/8
#Museum #RomanEmpire #Archaeology
Von den ausgestellten Objekten sind dort wirklich Beeindruckende Stücke aus der ganzen Welt. Fast alle bedeutende Stücke der Spätantike aus einem Lehrbuch findet man dort mindestens in Kopie. Die Ausstellung ist chronologisch mit 2 thematischen Räumen zwischendurch. 2/8
Die Thematischen Räume befassen sich mit dem Christentum und den Veränderungen im städtischen Leben.
Besonders positiv ist das dekonstruieren von Monokausaulen Erklärung und die offene Kritik von ethischen Zuschreibenung an Hand von Grabbeigaben. 3/8
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1/ #Trains #Trainspotting #TrainThursday #Railways - Who likes trains? I always have... Here are some from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Tennessee Valley Railroad and Museum! #TN225
2/ #Trains #1940s #1950s #forests - Admission gets you on to a 40 min. train ride through the forest, Missionary Ridge Tunnel and bridges in a vintage train... Each compartment is different, but all are from the 1940s to 1960s or so IIRC.
3/ #STEM - @tvrail's turntable operation at the second station at the "end" of the ride is great. It takes ~15 minutes. Then we all re-board for the 20 min. ride back to the first station. Nicely done and worth the $22/person tickets!
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شہزادہ فریڈرک دلیپ سنگھ (Prince Freddie)
(1868-1926, لندن)
شہزادہ فریڈرک لاھورکی سکھ سلطنت کےآخری مہاراجہ دلیپ سنگھ اور شہزادی بمبا مولرسدرلینڈ کا بیٹا اور منفرد شخصیت کامالک تھا۔
فریڈرک لندن میں پیداھوا۔ ملکہ وکٹوریہ کی جانب سےاپنے باپ دادا کے مفراخدلانہ
اور قریبی سلوک کی وجہ سے وہ ایک کٹر بادشاہت پسند تھا۔
فریڈرک دلیپ ، کیتھرائن دلیپ اور وکٹر دلیپ: تینوں بچے دلیپ سنگھ کی مصری بیوی بمباسدرلینڈ سےتھے۔
شہزادہ فریڈرک بہترین موءرخ, تاریخی نوادرات collector اور ماہرِ آثارِ قدیمہ بھی تھا کیونکہ اس نےبیچلر اور ماسٹرتاریخ میں کیاھوا تھا.
فریڈرک نے تاریخی رسالوں (History Periodicals) میں بےشمارآرٹیکل لکھے۔ پرنس نے 1893 سے1919کےدوران " Nortfolk Yeomanry Regiments" (برطانیہ)میں سروس کی۔
12 اگست 1893 میں رجمنٹ میں 2nd لیفٹیننٹ مقررھوا
21 جولائی 1894 کولیفٹیننٹ پروموٹ ھوا اور 19 اگست 1898 میںCaptainپروموٹ ھوا اور 1901
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Is Tyrannosaurus rex the one true king of the Cretaceous? Our new paper reviews the evidence🧵…

#paleontology #dinosaur #fossil #scicomm #museum #AcademicTwitter
(art by @MarkWitton, who graciously gave us permission to use his work for this project)

In March, a team of researchers published a provocative new idea: Tyrannosaurus rex, the most famous dinosaur, wasn't one dinosaur at all, but three separate species that were so similar all prior researchers had missed their differences.…

The two new species were named Tyrannosaurus imperator (the tyrant lizard emperor*) and Tyrannosaurus regina (the tyrant lizard queen).

*Imperator is actually Latin for "commander", but was a title given to the Roman emperors, and became the origin of our word "emperor"

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The India-Pakistan War of 1971 turned the INS Vikrant into one of India’s shining #war heroes but #didyouknow that this legendary aircraft carrier started life as the HMS Hercules in the Royal Navy? That didn’t stop her from winning glory for the #IndianNavy! 1/10
It seemed as if the Vikrant - India’s first aircraft carrier - would never see action. She was 28 years old when she played a pivotal role in the ‘Bangladesh War’ of 1971; she was in poor shape; and her speed was just 25 kmph, almost half her designed speed. 2/10
But this didn’t stop the old #warship from undergoing sea trials and the rigorous training of her crew, air squadrons and their pilots, in preparation for the impending #war that pitted #India against #Pakistan for the liberation of East Pakistan, or #Bangladesh. 3/10
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My cultural heart bleeds for #Ukraine 🇺🇦. A simple (but necessary)🧵on the damage or otherwise invasive changes to Ukrainian cultural heritage in the #RussianUkrainianWar. #History #Art
#Kharkiv #Art museum. Founded in 1920. It houses 25.000+ of paintings & sculptures (including Repin, Semigradsky & Dürer). The museum lost entire collections in #WW2. It was struck by a rocket strike on 8-3-2022. No damage to its collection registered, but its future looks grim. ImageImage
A report on the aftermath of the rocket strike on the #Kharkiv Art Museum:
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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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東京国立博物館「空想動物園」。毎年恒例「博物館でアジアの旅」。龍や鳳凰、ナーガにグリフォン、アジアの造形にあらわれる空想の動物を探しながら館内を歩くのが楽しい。何度も見たモノにいままで気づかなかった動物を発見するのもいいね。東洋館は最高。 #東博 ImageImageImageImage
「空想動物園」。仏のあいだにマカラとヒッポグリフがいるの、ぜんぜん気づいてなかった。 #東博 ImageImage
「空想動物園」。饕餮文、いいよね…。清代の七宝の饕餮はめちゃくちゃ怒ってる人の顔みたいで味があるな。 #東博 ImageImageImageImage
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The #MuseumWeek celebration of museums worldwide is back! The first of 7 daily themes is one of “beginning,” i.e., #OnceUponATimeMW. We’re jumping in with a thread on the backstory of our own @InteriorMuseum. (1/9) Interior Museum's circular bison logoThree men looking at and working a large-scale museum dioram
In 1935, the @Interior’s responsibilities are expanding and have outgrown its WWI-era HQ building. 32nd Interior Secretary Harold Ickes endeavors to build a new HQ – the 1st federal building in Washington DC to be fully conceptualized & built in the FDR administration. (2/9) Architectural, birds-eye view drawing of the Interior headqu
Realizing that @Interior is a large, complex agency, constructing the new 1930s HQ is also seen as an opportunity to be more to be more transparent and relevant to the American people. One of many new elements specified for inclusion is a public #museum. (3/9) Black and white photograph of a 6-winged building under cons
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Thread on selected Museums of #Gujarat

(1) In 1964, "Department of #Museum" was established in #Gujarat. By 2010, Gujarat had 60+ active Museums at many locations.

Museum is a silent demonstrator of our heritage/#History.

@GujaratTourism @prahladspatel
(2) Earliest Museums of Gujarat were established (pre 1947) by kings/wealthy people.

• Bhuj Museum (1877)
• Barton Museum, Bhavnagar (1882)
• Rajkot Museum (1888)
• Winchester Museum (Now Sardar Patel), Surat (1890)
• Vadodara Museum (1894)
• Junagadh Museum (1901)
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• Gujarat Vidyapeeth Museum, Ahmedabad (1920)
• Oriental Institute, Vadodara (1927)
• Lady Wilson Museum, Dharampur (1928)
• Pratapsagar Museum, Vadodara (1941)
• Samrat Samprati Museum, Koba (1944)
• Archaeological Museum, Jamnagar & Vidyanagar (1946)
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#Catalunya és un país extremadament ric en #patrimoni #arqueològic #protohistòric. Molt més que altres nacions reconegudes arreu pel seu patrimoni i que, a més, l’estimen, el valoren i en viuen, com poden ser el cas d’#Anglaterra o d’#Escòcia.

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El patrimoni protohistòric d'aquestes altres nacions, tot i ser extraordinari és, al costat del nostre, de putxinel·lis. I, malgrat això, ells l’han sabut convertir intel·ligentment en un actiu cultural i econòmic (òbviament, Image
sumant-lo a la resta del seu #heritage d’altres èpoques) mentre que nosaltres, sempre capaços de les majors de les proeses, l’hem sabut convertir (no era pas fàcil, atenent a la qualitat del que tenim entre mans...) i el vivim com un problema. Image
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The Torlonia Marbles are on display for the first time in 50 yrs & yesterday I had the chance to see them!

A masterpiece collection with an incredible history, read on for a #THREAD on the exhibition, the collection, & some of my favorites!


#rome #archaeology @museiincomune

2/17 What’s all the fuss about? When Alessandro Torlonia dissolved the Museo Torlonia in 1976, one of the most famous collections of ancient sculpture disappeared from public view.

Now, 92 of the 620(!) sculptures from the collection are on display at the Museo Capitolini!
3/17 The collection itself has an incredible history, acquired by the Torlonia family from other Italian noble families like the Giustiniani in the early 19th century.

However, the modern history of some of these objects stretches back to the 1500s, recorded by artists in Rome!
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Thank you @MuseumBuddy Hello everyone😎we are both independent consultants for #museums & #heritagespaces in #India & #England we’ll be sharing our work,exchanging #stories & #SharedFacts from #History #art #culture #heritage &our #oralhistory projects. Be with us the whole week
Welcome @dStephenB to #museumbuddy 😊 Stephen is a #museum professional #curator if fabulous #exhibitions #projectmanager #educator Through the last day of August to the first week of September, we’ll be chatting about his work, experiences on #heritage and #curation @MuseumBuddy Image
@dStephenB will be sharing his #research project on the representation of armed forces during wars,especially of #Indians in the #britisharmy Check out his profile @StephenBarker_ for his work,like attached photo. His website is #worldwar #photography Image
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001ஒரு தந்தை தனது இறுதி காலத்தில் மகனை அழைத்து சொன்னார், #மகனே, இது உனது பூட்டனின் கைக்கடிகாரம், 200 வருடங்கள் பழைமை வாய்ந்தது, நான் இதனை உனக்கு தருவதற்கு முன்னால் நீ கடைவீதிக்கு சென்று கைக்கடிகார கடையில் நான் இதனை விற்கப் போகிறேன் எவ்வளவு விலை மதிப்பீர்கள்
002 என்று கேட்டுப் பார் என்றார்.
அவன் போய் கேட்டு விட்டு தந்தையிடம், இது பழையது என்பதால் 5 டாலர்கள் மட்டுமே தர முடியும் என்கின்றனர், என்றான்.

#தந்தை பழைய பொருட்கள் விற்கும் Antique கடைக்குப் போய் கேட்டுப் பார் என்றார்.
அவன் போய் கேட்டு விட்டு,
003 தந்தையிடம் இதற்கு 5000 டாலர்கள் டாலர்கள் தர முடியும் என்கின்றனர் என்றான்.

தந்தை இதனை #Museum கொண்டு சென்று விலையை கேட்டுப்பார் என்றார்...
அவன் போய் கேட்டு விட்டு தந்தையிடம், நான் அங்கு போன போது, அவர்கள் அதனை பரிசோதனைக்குட்படுத்த ஒருவரை வரவழைத்து, பரிசோதித்துவிட்டு,
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