Archive for January, 2008

Fair Weather and Foul

One of the week’s big events was the weather. Saturday, Sunday and Monday were cloudy and cold (mid-50s F, which is cold for Luxor) with…

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Following in the footsteps of Walt Whitman: 185th anniversary of the Brooklyn Museum Library

A little known fact is that Walt Whitman was the acting librarian in 1835 of the Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library which was the nucleus of the…

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Our First Full Week

Excavation got underway last Saturday (our work week is Saturday-Thursday), with teams working in Temple A, at the structures north of the Mut Temple’s First…

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Sending off Infinite Island

One of my favorite parts of my job as a museum educator and public programmer is witnessing the conversations that visitors have in the galleries…

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Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland

The history of Coney Island from the 1890s and through the first decade of the 20th century is very much the history of three successful…

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The Work Begins

We started work at the site on January 5, but the celebration of Coptic Christmas (January 7) and Islamic New Year (January 10) has meant…

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Painter Marie Roberts Riffs on Egyptian Sculpture

From Winter to Summer 2008, the Museum’s longterm installation in the 3rd floor Beaux Arts court ambulatory, About Time: 700 Years of European Painting will…

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Mut 2008 — The Arrival

We flew to Luxor on New Year’s Day, and were able to start work on January 3. We haven’t done much yet but get re–acquainted…

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