Colonization is about disruption, conservation is about continuity

Robyn Sloggett (CCMC) on the role of conservators and the definition of conservation: philosophically and politically conservators are in an excellent position to enable history to be scraped back so the original content can be examined and assessed by the people who need it.


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Middle Earth Travel Posters - Created by The Green Dragon Inn

Prints are available for sale on Etsy.

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Shock in Bradford as top university archeologist dies suddenly, aged 49



Tributes have been paid to the top archaeologist who helped bring closure to the anguished families of Northern Ireland’s Disappeared.

John McIlwaine, a forensic archaeologist with the University of Bradford, died suddenly last night at the age of 49.

The academic, who grew up in Portadown,…

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soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur

soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur

blurry hostel kittens

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Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.

Samsara (2011)

Imagine sighing after finishing a detail and it blows out everything you’ve done

That’s basically what these monks do actually.

They create such intricate mandalas to demonstrate the beauty and the fullness of life then blow it all away without a seconds thought to teach us the impermance of life and the “transitory nature of material things”.

Bear in mind that this is a very basic and shallow understanding of the very nuanced and meticulous rituals that surround these sand mandalas.

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Minimalist/color theory experiments in weaving part 2 #aprtatextiles #aporta #weaving #woven #art #design #decor #yarn #wallhanging #tapestry


Minimalist/color theory experiments in weaving part 2 #aprtatextiles #aporta #weaving #woven #art #design #decor #yarn #wallhanging #tapestry

72,300 ancient manuscripts to be digitized in India



Several thousand manuscripts that are several centuries old are set to be digitized and made available over the Internet in the public domain, thanks to an initiative by the state government of Tamil Nadu in India.

The 72,300 rare and original palm-leaf manuscripts are currently stored at the…

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What You Crave vs What You Need
  • Chocolate: Raw nuts/seeds.
  • Oily/Fatty Snacks: Kale, leafy greens.
  • Soda/Carbonated Drinks: Actual, literal bubbles.
  • Chips/Salty Food: Topsoil.
  • Cookies: Freudian psychology.
  • Sweet Tea: A strong Southern gentleman to take care of you.
  • Pasta/Carbs: Pasta/Carbs.
  • Ice: The sweet release of death.
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