Gapu Murnuk, the coming together of freshwater and saltwater, the muddy and the clean. The unity of which demonstrates the perfect balance and harmony in nature being connected, one, and alive. The Milingimbi Art and Culture of Australia brings Gapu Murnuk, an exhibition of bark paintings, weavings, and painted poles, to Washington, DC exhibiting the designs … Continue reading
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Three Sisters’ Gift of Song
Take a moment to appreciate this gift of song of the Yuwaalaraay tradition from three sisters, Nardi Simpson, Lucy Simpson and Jilda Andrews of New South Wales, Australia who form the Aboriginal musical group of Biliirr. They are playing on March 24, 2016 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and later at Harvard University at … Continue reading
Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River
A sophisticated artist whispers the secrets of life to those willing to listen, observe and appreciate. With a startling passion, Loongkoonan, from Nyikina on the banks of the Mardoowarra river, “People of the River”, presents to the world a perspective quickly disappearing. Raising contemporary art to a new level of expression, Loongkoonan invites each person … Continue reading
The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge
The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, reigns majestically above and continues to inspire original thinkers in democracy, philosophy, the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Each marble piece defying scientific expectations has over the centuries commanded respect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, who reigned with strength and peacefulness, the Acropolis symbolically represents the possibilities within humanity … Continue reading
Where Angels Fear to Tread: Father Paolo dall’Oglio in Syria
Special report by Adam Blitz for Father Paulo’s 60th birthday, who continues to be held captive in Syria.
“Paolo’s vision was to create a monastic order dedicated to Abrahamic hospitality and Christian-Islamic dialogue and, until the war, Deir Mar Musa was a meeting point for Syrians of all faiths from across the country… Continue reading
ArchaeoVentures: A Digger & A Diver Chisel Through to the 21st Century for Women In Science
Katie Paul and Justine Benanty, founders of ArchaeoVentures, launch today a weekly online video series to advance women in science beyond the stereotypes to feature lively dialogue on current scientific archeological research both in the ground and underwater and in environments with increasingly global political, humanitarian, and environmental challenges. An Anthropologist and Archaeologist, Paul, … Continue reading
Privatization of Cultural Heritage?
What is the role of private industry and the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of cultural heritage? American archeologist Stephen Miller who as been working in Greece for the last 40 years, released a storm in a Time magazine article “Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece”. Noted in Time magazine with the following: … Continue reading
Syria: Red List and Protection of Cultural Heritage
Syria is ravaged by an internal conflict with thousands dead, millions as refugees, over a million children under the age of 11 as refugees and destroyed and looted cultural heritage sites. This is a tragedy in epic proportions. How does a generation of over a million children overcome this loss of family, home and heritage. … Continue reading
Greece: Mini-Learning Vacations for Cultural Heritage Professionals
Interested in a unique authentic learning vacation in a small Greek village surrounded by olive trees, history and culture?
Cultural heritage professionals are joining to learn best practices, techniques and share expertise at the DIADRASIS seminar in Gatzea, Pellon, Greece – approximately four – five hours outside of Athens along the coastline – at the Olive Musuem for a long weekend in August and again for a week longer session in September. Continue reading
Lost and Found: Moshe Rynecki, Illustrator of Polish Jewish Life
The secrets to the past unfold with gentle whispers guiding the way. How else can one describe the journey of Elizabeth Rynecki in her search for her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki’s illustrations of everyday Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust. Continue reading