…and Winter fell on The Autumn of the Patriarch…
Gabriel Garcia Marquez died today in Mexico.
My presentation at the Canadian Museums Association 2014 yearly meeting in Toronto (discussed yesterday, 10 April 2014) in now on line.
Thanks to all participants in my educational session at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel !
Street art at Kensington market in downtown Toronto.
Shot on 7 April 2014.
Jacques le Goff
Jacques Le Goff
First book I remember borrowing from my class mate Harald’s library was “Big Sur” - drove there by, over twenty years later, by the way… imposing - when we were about fifteen. A couple years later we loudly requested (and obtained) to have Kerouac’s “On the Road” for English class reading… went both to look at the original manuscript, and listened to its non stop reading at Renzo Piano’s Auditorium.
Now, borrowed three days ago, it’s Keith Richard’s “Life” (with James Fox, 2010). He told me it was great - and I must admit, it is: I but reluctantly stopped reading after 45 pages, though awfully tired from last week’s working overload… Looking forward to pick it up again tomorrow!
French historian Jacques Le Goff (90), great expert of medioeval history and a member of the Annales School, died today in Paris.
With a text by Nicolas Engel (DAFA) and beautiful pictures by Jaroslav Poncar, this book was published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Mes Aynak - Recent Discoveries Along the Silk Road’ at the National Museum of Afghanistan (Kabul, May 2011). Project manager of the exhibition has been Susanne Annen, curators were: Fahid Rahimi, Farhad Sediqy, Atiq Hamdard, Ajmal Jar, Rahimullah Amani, Shazia Hamdard, Nasrin Belali. Contains a writing of Omara Khan Massoudi, General Director of the National Museum of Afghanistan.
Thanks to Jaro for shipping this to me: I’ve found it this morning on my desk - a very good way to start the week, indeed… :-)
Attention un tumblr Helping Hands Club, got a ten-er or two you can part with? There are some great perks, like getting your name on the CD, donations have been barely trickling in, and we only have 6 days left, do roberthatvani a solid and pony up a few shillings so he can make his album. I believe in my Tumblr pals to make this happen redcloud, smoot, museumstudies, nonlocalrelation, and others donated for the first one!
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An inspired musician!
Our “Save the Date!” announcement for the opening of the exhibition “Architecture and Memory - How Real Is Real?” on Thursday 27 March 2014 at the Library of…
Only in Italian, sorry! But at the exhibition all texts will be in Italian and in English (…and there might also be a French version of the on line catalogue, after the Italian and the English ones) :-)