Art, Science, & Natural History Museums
Happy birthday to French artist Paul Gauguin! He was born today in 1848. Paul Gauguin spent nine weeks together with Vincent van Gogh, painting and discussing art in the Yellow House in Arles. This painting is in our collection: Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait with Portrait of Bernard, 1888. bit.ly/MiR2HO
A few of the Vindolanda Tablets - the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain (roughly contemporary with Hadrian's Wall, they date to the 1st and 2nd centuries a.d.). Written on fragments of thin, post-card sized wooden leaf-tablets with carbon-based ink, the documents record official military matters as well as personal messages to and from members of the garrison of Vindolanda, their families, and their slaves, including an invitation to a birthday party. Held at the British Museum.
Happy Easter to you all, African children are crying of hunger, lack of care and educational support. Help us, no-matter where you are, DONATE NOW!! $10, $20 will give the children 3days meal and buy 30 note books for 30 orphans. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/care-of-60-sierra-leonean-orphans/
T-rex foot Part 1
1860-1870 Fabric Sample Book Met Museum
Henry VIII.'s Hawking Glove, Ashmolean Museum
Curvy is better, so gain some pounds dammit and be more attractive.
Henri De Saussure "Insecta. Orthoptera", 1893-1899