Notes on a web journey

posted on: 15 January 2009

The Prado in Google Earth

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Viewing a Velasquez or a Rembrandt in a place like Spain's Prado museum is a unique experience. Now you can use Google Earth technology to navigate reproductions of the Prado's masterpieces, delving even deeper into the Prado's collection. In Google Earth, you can get close enough to examine a painter's brushstrokes or the craquelure on the varnish of a painting. The images of these works are about 14,000 million pixels, 1,400 times more detailled than the image a 10 megapixel digital camera would take. In addition, you'll be able to see a spectacular 3D reproduction of the museum.

The Prado in Google Earth

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posted on: 10 December 2008

Online museums

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Welcome to the Museum of Online Museums :

MoOM

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posted on: 17 October 2006

Virtual Typewriter Museum

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Another beautiful post on the Nonist:

Typewriter Museum

The link to the actual Typewriter Museum web site:

The Virtual Typewriter Museum

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posted on: 30 September 2006

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

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Tutankhamun broad collar

Visitors to the new exhibition - twice the size of the original 1977 exhibition - will view stunning artifacts that portray the splendors of life and death in the 18th Dynasty, the Era in which King Tutankhamun and his family ruled. Called the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, this period produced some of Egypt's most famous rulers and most exquisite works of art.

Tutankhamun diadem Tutankhamun Horus collar

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Pictures of amazing Egyptian artifacts on the Field Museum web site for the upcoming exhibition. I have seen them many times but they are still just incredibly beautiful.

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posted on: 30 July 2006

The Endeavour Botanical Illustrations

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Drawing of Metrosideros Collina - Botany Library at the Natural History Museum

The voyage of HMS Endeavour (1768-1771) was the first devoted exclusively to scientific discovery. The Botany Library at the Natural History Museum holds all of the surviving botanical artwork from Captain James Cook's first Pacific voyage. Represented are works of the artists Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771), John Frederick Miller and Frederick Polydore Nodder, among others. These artists' works feature in the finished watercolours made during and after the voyage, between 1773 and 1784. Of the three, only Parkinson sailed on the ship and it was he who made the first sketches of the plants which were encountered and collected.

The Endeavour Botanical Illustrations

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