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What you see when you see: Some food for thought from the city

A recent show called ‘Foodu’ at Venkatappa Art Gallery brings together many individuals who are passionate about food and use it as a subject in works of art. An early project at 1Shanthiroad Gallery was called “Meals Ready” by Umesh Madanahalli which realized that food brings people together, and it is participatory opening the sense of smell and taste into the conventional gallery space.“Foodu” was a collaborative effort to energize this democratic space for the Visual Arts. The focus was on the food we eat and the social and political context of food in our lives. The artists created illustrations, sculptures, installations, performances, lectures and cooking sessions. It was a truly democratic and popular show that attracted crowds from diverse background. In this context, I wish to remember Kollegal Thammu Achaya. KT Achaya is a Bengalurean who is an undisputed authority on food who wrote, ‘Indian Food: A Historical Companion’ (1994). Later he produced a more readable version; he ..

Vatican Museums Female Director Faces a Monumental Task

Vatican City has been governed by men since it was established as an independent state in 1929. A year ago, however, a woman joined the upper ranks: Italian art historian Barbara Jatta, the first female director of the Vatican Museums. In the 12 months since her appointment, Jatta, 55, has put her stamp on the role, resisting some of her predecessor’s initiatives and forging her own path, The New York Times reported. Jatta was the only woman on an initial list of six candidates, and she was chosen by Pope Francis. In the post since last January, she has overseen some 200,000 objects and an array of museums, papal apartments, sculpture courtyards and other sites, including the Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope. The chapel is where popes are elected. It is also packed almost daily with ever-larger crowds scrambling to gaze at Michelangelo’s famous frescoed ceiling. The escalating number of visitors poses the toughest challenge to Jatta’s directorship. Jatta is friendly y..

Excavations reveal ancient Germanicia

KAHRAMANMARAŞThe ancient city of Germanicia, which was discovered 10 years ago in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş, is progressing to become the Ephesus of the region. Located in the Dulkadiroğlu neighborhood, the ancient city was discovered in 2007 during illegal excavations. Registration, expropriation, excavation and preservation works have still been ongoing to uncover the ancient city that covers an area of 140 hectares, including the neighborhoods of Namık Kemal, Şeyhadil, Dulkadiroğlu and Bağlarbaşı. Social life in the era was featured by mosaics, which covered the floors in the late Roman era. The mosaics uncovered in different spots during excavations carried out by the Kahramanmaraş Museum Directorate, have entered the archaeology literature in the multi-language publication of the World Mosaic Unions and increased the importance of the region. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, the Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Seydihan Küçükdağlı said works had been ongoing for alm..

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis Explains January Transfer Plans and Hails Boss Maurizio Sarri

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has clarified his intentions in regards to the upcoming winter transfer window and claimed that he is willing to invest in new players but is tired of being asked to spend crazy money every year. The Italian was invited to speak during the inauguration of an exhibition called "The myth of Napoli - stories, champions and trophies that have never been seen before" and looked touched by the event. However, De Laurentiis almost lost his joy when he was asked about his plans for the January window as he replied (via Corriere dello Sport): "Those like (Fabio) Quagliarella, (Ezequiel) Lavezzi, (Edinson) Cavani, (Gonzalo) Higuain, (Dries) Mertens and (Lorenzo) Insigne have all passed through this club - we wrote a big piece of history in the past ten years. "We haven't won the Scudetto and I apologise for that, but I'm tired of this bull**** of those who ask 'who will you buy?'". He continued: "People tell me to get the money and b..

Open Air Archaeological Museum to be created in Ganja

By Aygul Salmanova Ganja, one of the three largest in size and population of Azerbaijani cities, is famous for its rich historical and natural heritage, which makes it the largest tourist center of Azerbaijan. An open sky archaeological museum on the 3,300 years old remains of the Bronze Age exploring the history of Ganja and discovered in the area of the Heydar Aliyev Park complex will be created, said Academician-Secretary of Ganja Department of ANAS Fuad Aliyev told Azertac. Aliyev said that a large group of scientists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of ANAS was involved in the field for investigations in 2015 with the support of Ganja City Executive Power. As a result of preliminary investigations 62 mounds were registered in the city. Four of these mounds were involved in scientific research last year by the decision of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography. First, archaeological excavations have been started in the No. 1 mound. During the research, human ..

Sa Huynh Culture Museum in Hoi An ancient town

The Sa Huynh Culture Museum in Hoi An displays artifacts of ancient Sa Huynh civilization which flourished 2,000 years ago and founded the Hoi An trading port to trade with merchants from Southeast Asia, South India, and China. Bui Huu Tien, Deputy Director of the Museum of Anthropology of Hanoi has been at the Sa Huynh Culture Museum for several months to help his colleagues restore artifacts found in earth tombs of the ancient people of Hoi An. Tien said, "The collection of Sa Huynh artifacts is unique. The museum features ancient funerary jars and presents the material and spiritual life of people thousands of years ago. It helps visitors better understand the Sa Huynh civilization.” Doctor Tien and Tran Cong Trung, a member of the Center for Hoi An Heritage Culture Preservation are restoring an ancient bowl, one of 946 objects in the museum which reveal the life of the people of the Sa Huynh civilization. Trung said, "The museum was created in 1995 following excavations of archa..

NATIONAL MUSEUM JAMAICA: An overview

National Museum Jamaica (NMJ) is the national agent for the collection, preservation and documentation of Jamaica's material culture. The mission of National Museum Jamaica is to increase knowledge and promote appreciation of Jamaica's material heritage through public education and community outreach, research, community-based museums, special exhibitions, and the collection and conservation of historic artefacts. The goal of the NMJ is to make every Jamaican and visitors to the island aware of and engaged in Jamaican history. We want to foster 'citizen historians' who understand their family, community and national histories. PHOTO ONE NMJ was originally established as the Museums Division of the Institute of Jamaica in 1976. National Museum Jamaica operates the four museums of National Museum West in Montego Bay, the Fort Charles Museum in Port Royal, The People's Museum of Craft and Technology in Spanish Town and the exhibition spaces on East Street, Downto..

Arrest of DOAM: Imran seeks action against responsible elements within NAB – ARY NEWS

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Arrest of DOAM: Imran seeks action against responsible elements within NAB ARY NEWSPrime Minister Imran Khan on Friday asked the chairman NAB to take action against people within the watchdog who bring disgrace to the organization.

Drabu, Tassaduq visit JK heritage pavilion in Delhi

‘We have to take advantage of all credible forums to rediscover our historical linkages’ New Delhi: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu and Tassaduq Mufti, Coordinator, J&K Chief Minister’s Grievance today visited the Heritage Exhibition organized by the Department of Archeology, Archives & Museums, J&K Govt on the sidelines of the 19th General Assembly of ICOMOS at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road here. It is for the first time that ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) General Assembly is being held in India. The objective of the event was to provide an opportunity to promote international cooperation for creating a robust ecosystem for heritage conservation. Dr Drabu visited various stalls established by the Department of Archeology, Archives & Museums and expressed satisfaction over showcasing of the heritage and archaeological treasure of the state at the international level through ICOMOS. He said such initiatives would go a long way in rediscovering J&K’s tr..

Menorah Found on Reused Stone in Tiberias

JERUSALEM—According to a Fox News report, a basalt tomb door carved with an image of a seven-branched menorah was discovered in the ancient city of Tiberias in 2010. The door, thought to date to the second to fourth centuries, had been reused in the construction of a seventh-century building. Excavation director Katia Cytryn-Silverman of the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University explained that the tomb door was probably brought to the site from the Jewish cemetery to the north of the city of Tiberias, when the Umayyads remodeled a mosque that once stood there. After the mosque was destroyed by an earthquake in 1068, the site was used for sugar production by the Knights Hospitaller. To read about the discovery of another item with an image of a menorah, go to “Byzantine Riches.” Let's block ads! (Why?)

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