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@RoySocChem Astronomers had observed red flame-like prominences around the solar disc during total eclipses, but didn't know whether they came from the Sun, the Moon, or the Earth's atmosphere. De La Rue's precise photography proved that they came from the Sun #CollectionsUnited @RoySocChem
@RoySocChem As an astronomer and chemist, Warren De La Rue was able to carry out pioneering work in astrophotography. He was the first to use the wet collodion process instead of daguerrotypy for capturing celestial objects, and made the the first lunar stereograph images #CollectionsUnited
@RoySocChem The Kew Photoheliograph, designed by Warren De La Rue for the @royalsociety , was used at Kew Observatory, then at @ROGAstronomers, and is now in the care of the @ScienceMuseum…. #CollectionsUnited #MuseumFromHome
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At @MountVernon.
DYK: #GWMountVernon is owned & maintained in trust for the people of the US by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private/non-profit organization.
Join me & help preserve George Washington's home & legacy.
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Get ready for a #TwitterTour

The mansion is closed due to #Covid19, but perhaps a 📷 or two from the grounds of the home of America’s first president, George Washington, & perhaps the most visited historic home in the USA: Mount Vernon @MountVernon in Virginia.
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Ok... let’s get started.
A #TwitterTour of Mount Vernon #GWMountVernon @MountVernon 🇺🇸 to follow…
Thread. The home of George & Martha Washington & the most popular historic home in America.

Note: The mansion itself is temporarily closed but check out: Image
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Is your computer taking too long to process data? Spare a thought for the team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory back in 1965, waiting for their computers to process the first closeup images of Mars taken by Mariner 4. Their solution - colour by numbers! #tbt #AstronoMay (1/9)
On July 15 1965, Mariner 4 obtained the first closeup images of Mars and stored them in its onboard tape recorder. Over the course of three weeks, the data acquired during the flyby was transmitted back to the Earth. #AstronoMay #MuseumFromHome #sciencefromhome (2/9)
At JPL, a "real-time data translator" machine converted the image data into numbers which were printed onto strips of paper. The team knew the computers would take some time to process the images and they were anxious to see them. Then, they had an idea... #AstronoMay (3/9)
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On #MemorialDay, we honor the lives of soldiers who have died while serving in the US Armed Forces. Today, we will remember them with a look at Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s “Shaw Memorial” (1900). #MuseumFromHome

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The memorial commemorates the valiant efforts of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts, the first Civil War regiment of African Americans enlisted in the North.

The version in Boston Common was dedicated as a monument on Decoration Day on May 31, 1897. A bronze relief statue of a...
Before it was known as #MemorialDay, the nation celebrated Decoration Day. John A. Logan, Commander and Chief of the Union’s veteran group called the Grand Army of the Republic, initiated the holiday, urging Americans to decorate the graves of the dead with flowers. A black and white portrait ...
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Welcome to the East Building’s gallery 406B, focused on art of the 1960s. Our tour today will focus on three women artists represented in this room. #MuseumFromHome

See all of the works:
ICYMI, last week we toured the neighboring gallery 406A:
This tour is led (from home) by Jennifer Riddell, interpretive projects manager (whom you may have met on a gallery talk on this same subject).

The art in this room is abstract, no “pictures.” You may notice muted colors, geometric and soft forms, and repeated shapes. A photo of a blond woman sm...Image
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“Jean Gooch’s English Apple Cake” - Lee Mingwei

Current Location: New York
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Lee Mingwei’s practice is seen in line with that of Allan Kaprow's. His projects such as "The Dining Project" (1997-) in which daily activities do indeed become art, are always filled with love. Enjoy this cake along with his heartwarming story.
• Story behind the Dish
I would like to propose a delightful cake that goes perfectly with afternoon tea. This is in memory of Jean Gooch, my dear mother-in-law who recently passed away in her deep sleep.
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Usha Iyer, #artist, #designer and very loved #educator is extremely busy keeping her family and friends feeling loved and wanted 😍This is what she writes for the world: “It's been a time of revision...and documentation of my mother’s #kolams
Using #traditional #motifs has merged with my regular style of #drawing #Brassware, is integral to my house.So much that I can't think of a day at home without them shining& smiling up at me.For a person born in #Kolkata &living in #Delhi since 1977, the
#Tamilian in me seems to have emerged in the last few weeks. Be it in the music, food or the language we speak at home now!”
Thank you Usha ♥️♥️♥️
#museum #museumfromhome #museumweek2020 #artist #designer #designideas #creativity #sharethelove #access #storiesofindia @MuseumWeek Image
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The real heroes who deserve to be celebrated are the skilled crafts communities integral to #preservation #conservation of #heritage #sites #monuments and #museums across the world. These are photos from the #NalandaUniversity, a #UNESCO #WorldHeritageSite in #Bihar in 2013
Here, when we had gone on a research trip as the Bihar Museum #design team, we had found #craftsmen making bricks and sculptures to help in the restoration of the 1500 year old site. We thought this was extremely imp as the process was similar ImageImageImageImage
I had suggested that this process be filmed and displayed as part of ‘continuing traditions’ in the new Museum. Thankfully, this was accepted and a film has been made 😊
Thank you the real heroes, we salute you for your skill and hard work, not just today but everyday 🙏🏽
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It was amazing earlier today to connect with over 90 colleagues from around the world reflecting on how the role of cultural heritage organisations & esp #universitymuseums is changing post #COVID19. Some key questions in thread below #UNIVERSEUMonline #Human_ties #MuseumFromHome
How can museums and galleries continue to be a safe social space for people to connect? #UNIVERSEUMonline
How can we create meaningful #ObjectBasedLearning and engagement with our collections in wholly digital ways and platforms while physical contact is still unsafe?
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Last call for the Thames Clippers RB1 service #VirtualTour! We're setting sail in this thread in one hour so take a seat, grab a hot drink from the onboard bar and get ready to sail through London in style (virtually) #VirtuallyLondon
As our service is currently suspended, all content shared has been captured prior to lockdown. #StayHomeStaySafe
As we depart Woolwich, on our way towards central London, we’re passing the Thames Barrier. One of the largest movable flood barriers in the world – it even has its own visitor centre! Image: Bill Green
#Woolwich #ThamesBarrier #RiverThames #VirtualTour
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For @bbcarts #CultureinQuarantine here's a thread on my collaboration with #ClaireHind #WaysToWanderTheGallery developed out of an @ahrcpress networks project, and was delivered with @Tate in 2017 #MuseumFromHome 1/5 the front cover of the 2018...
'Ways to Wander the Gallery' built on work gathered together in the 2014 book 'Ways to Wander'; a collection of 54 suggestions, instructions, guidelines & ideas for going on a walk, written by members of the #WalkingArtistsNetwork #CultureinQuarantine #MuseumFromHome 2/5 the cover of the 2014 book ...
#WaysToWanderTheGallery explored the connections between walking, art, experimental writing & composition through a series of workshops @Tate Modern. We wanted to think about the gallery, & the page, as sites for walking & creativity. #CultureinQuarantine #MuseumFromHome 3/5 Two people stand with arms ...
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#OnThisDate in 1936, a public ceremony was held for laying the cornerstone of @Interior's current headquarters building (Federal Public Works Project No. 4).

(Thread 1/5) #MuseumMoment #MuseumFromHome #VirtualVisit #OTD

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Various dignitaries were in attendance, including President Franklin Roosevelt, architect Waddy Wood, Interior Secretary Harold Ickes (left), and chair of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission Frederic A. Delano (right).


📷 INTR 07447 Interior Secretary Harold I...
In his prepared remarks, Secretary Ickes said, "This new building represents much more to us than merely better and more desirable office space; . . . it is to us a symbol of a new day." (3/5)

📷 INTR 07442 Secretary Ickes giving rema...
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FROM OUR DIRECTOR @middlewest: “We @Philbrook empathize with ALL who have been and will continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re in this together and are here to help. (Thread)
Today 4/7 we are announcing #PhilTheGaps and launching 4 new initiatives to enact our mission while supporting the immediate needs of our community through this difficult time.
As long as our physical doors are closed, @Philbrook will contribute 10% of all membership dollars earned to the Tulsa Area Covid-19 Response Fund established by @tulsaunitedway and @TulsaCF. Join, renew, or return as a Philbrook Member to support your Museum and your community.
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The #MuseumMoment slated to be happening now at @InteriorMuseum has been indefinitely postponed, but our registrar Jason Jurgena still wanted to share with you some of what he'd prepared. READ ON 👇 (thread 1/6) #MuseumFromHome Image
In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of his New Deal program, sending millions of jobless Americans back to work during the Great Depression. (2/6)
Through Federal Project Number One within the WPA, many unemployed artists worked on arts-related projects, including creating 14 designs for screen-printed posters promoting 13 @NatlParkService sites from 1938 to 1941. (3/6)
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Today is the Spring or Vernal #Equinox, a day of equal night and day. To celebrate, a tour was due to take place @NMIreland Archaeology. So here instead, is a #TwitterTour by Archaeology Museum Educator, @trisha_ryan, of some facts from the tour #histedchatie #MuseumFromHome
There are many archaeological monuments and artefacts that are connected to solar or celestial symbols, including the Equinox. For thousands of years, people looked to the skies and their environment to help explain the world.
People expressed this in the monuments they built such as passage tombs and stone circles. The passage tomb of #Knowth has 2 tombs, both at due east and west, and is thought to be aligned to the rising and setting sun of the Equinoxes. Images from @newgrangeknowth
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Wir geben Euch mit einem chronologischen Rundgang jetzt nach und nach Einblick in die Dauerausstellung zur #Hanse. Erstmal begrüßt Euch unsere Direktorin @FSternfeld im Foyer. Weitere Videos im Thread. #insideEHM #DigAMus #closedbutopen
Seid Ihr auch stolz auf Dinge, die Ihr eigenhändig entdeckt oder erarbeitet habt? Dann schaut Euch das hier an! #insideEHM #DigAMus #closedbutopen
Hier der nächste Teil unseres virtuellen Rundgangs durch die Dauerausstellung zur Hanse: Mathias, Leiter unserer Besucherbetreuung, stellt seinen Lieblingsort im Raum „Newa“ vor! #DigAMus #closedbutopen #insideEHM
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A note on #SFO concessions and amenities

🍽️ All restaurants remain open; some restaurants have reduced or modified service hours. Sit-down restaurants can only offer to-go service & bars serving alcohol are temporarily closed.

🧘 Yoga Rooms at SFO are temporarily closed.
🛍️ All newsstands remain open. All specialty retail stores and Duty Free stores are temporarily closed.

🚫 The #SkyTerrace Observation Deck has temporarily closed until further notice.

🛑 Spa services and shoeshine services are temporarily closed.
🧳 Some airline lounges remain open and some have closed/will close later this week. Please DM us if you have a question about a specific lounge.

✈️ The airport remains open for traveling passengers and employees. Please check with your airline for questions on flight status.
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Keep culture alive! You can virtually visit over 500 galleries worldwide with @GoogleArts -- another great way to #MuseumFromHome

📰 @sfchronicle…

There are also hundreds of #free audiobooks available via @openculture, by such authors as Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Charlotte Bronte, Langston Hughes, George Orwell, James Joyce, Dr. Suess, Nietzsche, Shakespeare & more.

Bring the concerts into your home with these (mostly #free) services:

🎸 @NPRMusic
📺 @YouTube
🎸 @Pitchfork
📺 @StingrayQello
🎸 @NugsNet
📺 @Facebook
🎸 @BaebleMusic
📺 @OperaVision_eu
🎸 @Moonalice
📺 @Livestream

No earplugs required.…
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Am thinking it’s time for another #museum #TwitterTour—get ready....Catch the wave 🌊 & get ready for #Hokusai at the @smithsonian @FreerSackler #FreerSackler & a stop at @SIGardens 🇺🇸🇯🇵 #MadAboutHokusai Hokusai: Mad about Painting #北斎 
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Have a read: a timeline of the man behind the iconic 🌊 #wave.
#MadAboutHokusai #JapaneseArt #Hokusai @FreerSackler

DYK: Hokusai Katsushika (d. 1849) created his most striking works after he turned 80 (& lived to 90). 🙌 #thefutureofaging @MIAging @Paul_Irving1 @psb_dc 🖖 #北斎 ImageImageImageImage
DYK: #Japan's passports will now feature iconic artwork from the legendary artist #Hokusai.

Learn more about his influential work via the @FreerSackler's #MadAboutHokusai exhibit, featuring over 120 works on display until Nov 8th! #北斎 @JapanEmbDC…
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