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Dumbarton Oaks Internships

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Interested in a career in the humanities? Come join us for a summer at Dumbarton Oaks. We offer paid opportunities to learn more about museums, publishing, translation, academic research, and the non-profit sector!

The Hidden Art of Installations at Dumbarton Oaks

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Many of the objects in Dumbarton Oaks’ collection rest on mounts that seem almost to disappear from view completely. In this month’s video feature, exhibition coordinator Renée Alfonso and exhibit technician Colin Kelly offer a look behind the scenes at how cases and mounts were designed and installed for our September 2015 – May 2016 show “75 Years /...

Discover the Peruvian Amazon

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Discover with Holly Morris what the peruvian Amazon has for you during her 3-day journey trough the jungle, from Yurimaguas to Iquitos before going into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

How I built a jet suit | Richard Browning

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We've all dreamed of flying -- but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He's built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind, body and technology, bringing science fiction dreams a little closer to reality. Learn more about the trial and error process behind his invention and take flight with Browning in an unforgettable...

Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru 1950

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Penn Museum This is some of the earliest color footage of Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru taken in June and July of 1950. 
The film begins at a railroad station with people in a cattle car and men on the roof playing instruments. 
A woman spins at a busy marketplace. The camera pans a narrow steep gorge approaching Machu Picchu...

The Institute of Andean Studies – 58th Annual Meeting in Berkeley,Ca

The Institute of Andean Studies invites you to our 58th Annual Meeting in Berkeley, California, this January 5-6, 2018 (Friday and Saturday). Everyone is welcome. The preliminary program of papers and posters is included below. For a more detailed program, paper and poster abstracts, and registration and accommodation information, please visit http://www.instituteofandeanstudies.org/meetings.html Registration is $40.00 ($10.00 for students) until January 1, 2018,...

Dr. John Rowe interview

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Interviewee: John Rowe (University of California - Berkeley) Interviewer: Charles Wagley (University of Florida) Date: April 24, 1984 Video oral history of anthropologist John Rowe conducted by anthropologist Charles Wagley. Dr. Rowe discusses the people and places that were influential in his career and his archeological fieldwork in Cuzco, Peru. Video is from the "History of Anthropology" series produced by the University...

The Last Leonardo da Vinci – Salvator Mundi

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Christie's / Published on Oct 10, 2017 Art critic, Alastair Sooke, investigates the fascinating rediscovery of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi, one of fewer than 20 surviving paintings accepted as from the artist’s own hand. In 2011, the dramatic public unveiling of Salvator Mundi (‘Saviour of the World’) in the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan at...

Fragmentary Tales: Selections from the Lloys Cotsen “Textile Traces” Collection

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Published on Oct 7, 2014 Visually and intellectually compelling, textile fragments hold clues and tell stories about the past. An excerpt from the extensive collection of fragments assembled by Lloyd Cotsen, the exhibition, on view at LACMA through October 26, 2014, presents mysterious and tantalizingly incomplete segments of textiles from throughout history...