Art and Architecture, mainly

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Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America and Australia, 1650-1933.



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Carlton SquareMy paternal gran lived in London’s East End, and alth­ough the two adults, 10 children and one uncle lived together in a two bed­room flat in Whitechapel, she said she had a great life. How­ev­er I believed that she didn...

A Berlin street, 1933 See swastika flag over the door on leftRoman Vishniac Rediscovered was the first UK retro­sp­ective of this photographer. Curated by U.S photography scholar Maya Benton, and spread across two London sites: the P...

The Annunciation, Jan van Eyck, c1425. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCApollo is proud to announce the winners of its annual awards. Dating back to 1992, the Apollo Awards celebrate major achievements in the art and museum worlds.Short li...

  The coast, beach and portMy grandfather and his many siblings, nieces and nephews lived in two adjoining Russian cities on the Sea of Azov, Berdyansk and Mariupol. I had published all the family photos and letters from Mariupol, so now I need...

I do not understand DNA at all, so I have totally depended on Profiles in Science. But I do understand the sexist treatment of clever female intellectuals. British Rosalind Franklin (1920-58) was not the first woman to have endured indig­nit­ies in...

 Hanseatic trade routesBing (above map)Medieval social structure had 3 classes: noble, priest and peasant, a system that allowed the nobility to tax as they wanted. The nobility and the church held so much power that the merchant&...

The nightmare. Canadians watching in surprise as they were invaded from the southAmericans have a history of underestimating Canadians. The animosity goes back to the War of 1812, when troops from the British colony of Canada marched to Washingt...