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Museums are in a race against time to keep plastic art from falling apart
  • 23/07/2021 15:04

Museums are in a race against time to keep plastic art from falling apart

Leanne Tonkin still remembers the ruined coats. She was doing a fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in the mid-2010s when she saw a red mackintosh from the 1960s. The raincoat was so rigid it could stand up on its own, as though inhabited by a ghost. Another mackintosh was hardly recognizable as clothing. “You could make out a button on it, but it was completely melted,” she says.

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How ancient people fell in love with bread, beer and other carbs
  • 02/07/2021 11:04

How ancient people fell in love with bread, beer and other carbs

Well before people domesticated crops, they were grinding grains for hearty stews and other starchy dishes.
• Andrew Curry

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How did Neanderthals and other ancient humans learn to count?
  • 07/06/2021 17:08

How did Neanderthals and other ancient humans learn to count?

Archaeological finds suggest that people developed numbers tens of thousands of years ago. Scholars are now exploring the first detailed hypotheses about this life-changing invention.

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Neanderthals carb loaded, helping grow their big brains
  • 14/05/2021 14:54

Neanderthals carb loaded, helping grow their big brains

Here’s another blow to the popular image of Neanderthals as brutish meat eaters: A new study of bacteria collected from Neanderthal teeth shows that our close cousins ate so many roots, nuts, or other starchy foods that they dramatically altered the type of bacteria in their mouths. The finding suggests our ancestors had adapted to eating lots of starch by at least 600,000 years ago—about the same time as they needed more sugars to fuel a big expansion of their brains.

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Research discovers malaria devastating humans far earlier than expected
  • 25/03/2021 10:05

Research discovers malaria devastating humans far earlier than expected

Changes discovered in bones have helped provide new answers about malaria. Credit: University of Otago

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How do scientists figure out how old things are?
  • 14/01/2021 09:09

How do scientists figure out how old things are?

How does dating (scientifically speaking) work?

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BLUETOOTH REVEALS HOW WE LEARN AT MUSEUMS
  • 06/08/2020 11:21

BLUETOOTH REVEALS HOW WE LEARN AT MUSEUMS

Researchers have used Bluetooth technology to learn more about how people learn at museums.

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The re-birth of three wooden artefacts at the National Museum of Vietnamese History
  • 09/10/2019 09:27

The re-birth of three wooden artefacts at the National Museum of Vietnamese History

Part 2:
Two Japanese experts from the Japan Institute of Fine Arts, namely Mr. Kawai Hisamitsu and Mr. Katayama Tsuyoshi, have collaborated with curators of the National Museum of Vietnamese History to examine, develop and execute plan for restoration and conservation of the Amitabh Buddha statue. This was part of the project of protecting, preserving and restoring cultural heritage outside Japan of the Sumitomo Foundation in the fiscal year 2014 to 2015.

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The vitality of Dong Son
  • 21/02/2019 15:50

The vitality of Dong Son

In the proto-historical time, on today S-shaped land of Vietnam, there were three brilliant archaeological cultures: Dong Son, Sa Huynh, Oc Eo. They were three cultural transmitting centers in Southeast Asia and beyond. Among these centers, in my point of view, Dong Son culture is more pervasive both in space and time. In terms of space, there have been many monographs mentioning the effects of Dong Son culture on contemporary cultures. In terms of time, however, there is almost no research that explains the nature of the preservation of Dong Son elements in the national cultural flow. In this article, I am going to show the effects of Dong Son art in the post-Dong Son periods in Vietnam. At the same time, I also analyze the geo-political and geo-cultural context that made Dong Son a long-lasting vitality in the Vietnamese cultural tradition.

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