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Exploring The Natural History Museum - The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings....   [tags: Museum] 2048 words
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Oriental Institute Museum - I had an opportunity to visit the oriental institute museum . During my visit to the museum I was made aware of its location and the importance of it to chicago. The museum housed many exhibits of historical value dating civilization back to the paleolithic period of 2,500,000-100,000 B.C. Below you'll find examples of mans rise through the use of tools and refined skills from cave living to structured living throughout evolution. This is an experience that has grounded me to a new interest in structures that we have devised to become the homes we use today for the rest of my life....   [tags: Museum] 994 words
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The Whitney Museum - ... The museum was originally located by West Eighth Street. In 1950 moved it location to a small structure behind the Museum of Modern Art. To finally settled in 1966 at the southeast corner of Madison Avenue at 75th Street in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The present building, was build by Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith with a distinctively modern style, is easily distinguished from the neighbors by its staircase façade made from granite stones and its external upside-down windows. The examples from the Whitney collection for the year 2000 have several elements in common; they are simple, realistic and unassuming in essence....   [tags: American Art, Museum History] 733 words
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Art Museum - ... The people standing and staring all around with wonder at the different pieces shows a hopeful side of humanity to any who could observe this. They are not just people who are pedestrians of life but quiet observers with thoughtful intent. Many do not move from a single item for many minutes while they consider what they see. They show a desire to find what the artist was trying to convey to the audience. Obviously one of the most important parts to the museum is the people who come to see the art....   [tags: Art Museum, Gallery] 943 words
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The Museum Experience - The Museum Experience One of my favorite things to do when traveling in a new city is to visit the museums. I have never been to a city that did not offer the usual museum fare, usually in the form of the “Anytown Art Museum”, or the “Anytown Museum of Natural History”. While these types of museums house some incredible artifacts, and I do visit them often, I also like to seek out museums of a more unusual sort. Museums are mostly the same just about everywhere you go, both in the United States and Europe....   [tags: Descriptive Museum Museums Essays]
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Freud Museum - It contains Freud's remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental. Almost two thousand items fill cabinets and are ranged on every surface. There are rows of ancient figures on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning. The walls are lined with shelves containing Freud's large library of reference books. The house is also filled with memories of his daughter, Anna, who lived there for 44 years and continued to develop her pioneering psychoanalytic work, especially with children....   [tags: Psychiatry, Museum, Informative] 323 words
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - With exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is one of the Nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time (“About the MCA”) . The mission of the MCA is to offer a direct experience to the public of modern day art and living artists. German architect Joseph Paul Kleihues designed the new building with seven times the square feet of its previous facility (“The Building”) . October of 1967 the museum opened its doors to the public for the first time....   [tags: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museums, Conte]
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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Museum - ... In addition to educating the public, and attracting tourists, the Cosmosphere also operates the world’s leading space aircraft restoration and replication facility. Frequently contacted by other museums for exhibit production and artifact restoration and replication, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has been designated by the Smithsonian Institute to restore flown U.S. spacecraft. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is home to four venues including the Hall of Space Museum, the Justice Planetarium, the Carey IMAX Dome Theatre, and Dr....   [tags: Space Memorabilia, Museum History] 1274 words
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Hands-on Learning in the Sensing Chicago Gallery at the Chicago History Museum - INTRODUCTION The Chicago Historical Society was founded in 1856 and has spent the majority of its 153 year history as an institution devoted to the diverse and evolving history of Chicago and Illinois. In 2006, the institution emerged from a remarkable 21 month physical and philosophical transformation. Not only did the museum undertake a wholesale renovation of its gallery spaces, but it also took steps to update its public persona to be more representative of the full spectrum of communities living in Chicago....   [tags: Museum Education]
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A Day at the Norton Simon Museum - A Day at the Norton Simon Museum It was the day of April 13, 2000. I woke up at exactly 12 o’clock because my boyfriend was to pick me up at 1 like we planned the night before. The day looked quite nice, but I was in a fowl mood. I got into a car accident the night before and had a huge argument with my parents about the car. I finally dragged myself into the shower and got ready in half an hour. Then I went downstairs, sat on my couch, and repeatedly told myself the day would hopefully turn out better than last night....   [tags: Norton Simon Museum Paintings Art Essays] 1220 words
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The American Museum Of Natural History: Anthropology -      The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology. The Museum is located on Central Park West between W81st and W77nd streets. The museum is an excellent place to open oneself to many new ideas and cultures. When looking through the museum the exhibits that are anthropological could enhance ones understanding of a culture. The museum is very big and a lot of time is needed to get the most out of it. The following exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology are located on the first, second and third floors....   [tags: Anthropology People Museum Essays Descriptive] 1858 words
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Museum Studies - The representation of trauma in the Australian War Memorial (AWM) and Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) are governed by the cultural context in which they reside. Both institutions offer insightful and deeply moving historical recounts, commemorating those who lost their lives during conflict. Patent parallels can be draw between Charles Bean and John Saunders, founders of the commemorative monuments, as their experiences enabled the remembrance of human loss and trauma. “The only memorial which could be worthy of them was the bare and uncoloured story of their part in the war.” – Charles Bean c....   [tags: Museums]
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The Museum House - The museum houses more than 15,000 artifacts. However, the museum itself is a work of art. It is the architecture of Michael Graves. The museum’s elegant entrance is not forgotten easily. Walking though The Triangle, I am instantly transported to a place far from Atlanta, GA. I have yet to discover where I am but that sense of loss is embraced here. The Georgia marble has a cooling effect against the heat and humidity. At first glance, I noticed nothing special about this building; upon examining it for the second time, I found simple lines and symmetry was what made this building so special....   [tags: Museums] 549 words
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Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections - Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience. The Museum itself is an artistic architectural structure that graces the entire block on 82nd Street in Manhattan. Entering inside, I sensed myself going back into an era, into a past where people traded ideas and learned from each other. It is a past, where I still find their works of yesteryears vividly within my grasp, to be remembered and shared as if their reflections of works were cast for the modern devoted learner....   [tags: Asia Metropolitan Museum of Art Essays] 1561 words
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Choosing Museum Exhibits - All across the world there are hundreds of museums filled with history, information, exhibits, and famous documents. A variety of museums display artifacts of a mix of several cultures, historical events, famous people, and art work in the entire museum. Rather than having several different attractions, some museums are dedicated to showcasing exhibits based on a specific topic of history or interest. Therefore, museums with the purpose of educating people of a certain topic should only display artifacts, pictures, documents, and other such attractions germane to the museum’s theme of interest....   [tags: Museums]
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Museum Sterotypes - Historically, museums have excluded too many people. I want to eradicate the pervasive mind-set that “certain people just don’t visit museums.” Today, in an era of public discourse characterized by instantaneous updating and dynamic participation, a savvy public shares knowledge and gains understanding about the experiences of others at the click of a mouse. The Internet, digital media, video games, content sharing, and social networking enhance and create new methods of learning. Regrettably, museums – the giants of knowledge – have fallen behind in regard to inclusiveness, technological innovation, and representation of diverse experiences....   [tags: Prejudice] 692 words
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The Flagler Museum - ... The next room that I discovered was the Blue Room. The Blue Room was of a different style than the Master Bedroom entirely; the walls were covered in a cool hue of blues, with vertical stripes that displayed two different shades of the color. The overall feeling of this crisp room seemed very relaxed and serene. Unlike the Master Bedroom, which for the most part displayed the same shade of yellow, the Blue Room integrated various different shades and tints of blues, from the sky blue rug and bedspread, to the rich navy of the draperies....   [tags: Rooms, Description, Texture] 880 words
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Museum Trip - Museum Trip When this project was brought to my attention at the beginning of the semester I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know much about the history of art or any of the specific terms that are used in the art world. I have been to museums in the past but that was when I was in elementary school and they didn't teach us any of the specific terms that they used in the art world. On the handout that you gave the class you wrote questions that you though would be helpful for us to answer to succeed on this paper....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1034 words
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The Museum of Tolerance - The Museum of Tolerance The Museum of Tolerance focuses on two central themes: The history of racism and prejudice in the American experience and the Holocaust- man’s inhumanity to man. The issues of human rights, racism, and responsibility are discussed. The responsibility of each individual person is to speak up in opposition of extermination of another race and stop another Holocaust. World War II and Hitler, the German leader was intent on conquests and war, but he needed a scapegoat to blame and the Jews were headed for genocide....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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History of the Museum - From as early as the 3rd century bc, there have been examples of museum concepts. Ptolomy Soter, known as “The Preserver”, founded the great Museon at Alexandria. After six centuries, it was destroyed, ending centuries of intellectual research and collected statues. In ancient Greece, temples of objects, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis housed cult statues in cellas, rooms dedicated to this purpose. A keeper, similarly to a curator, would oversee the temple activities. In addition, an early example of conservation is documented by the placement of oil vats by ivory statues to prevent drying out and cracking....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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The Guggenheim Museum - The Guggenheim Museum I first visited the Guggenheim Museum two weeks ago with Claus, my friend from Germany. We had the MOMA in mind but I guess talking, talking we must have passed it by. Half an hour from the MOMA we found ourselves in front of the Guggenheim, the astonishing white building that was Frank Lloyd Wright's last project. Why not. We said to ourselves. And so we walked right in. According to the pamphlet: "The Guggenheim Museum is an embodiment of Wright's attempts to render the inherent plasticity of organic forms in architecture....   [tags: Personal Narrative Art Essays] 1750 words
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Holocaust Museum - Fourth Floor The Nazi Assult 1. The first exhibit that I experienced was a film on Hitlers' rise to power. It showed how he played on the fears of the people by using propaganda to promote himself to becoming Chancellor of Germany. Ever though he lost the election, Hindenburg on January 30, 1933 appointed Hitler Chancellor. 2. The next thing that caught my interest was a film on anti-Semitism. This film showed the roots for people's natural fear of the Jews from the times of Christianity through the middle ages and up to WWII....   [tags: essays research papers] 1258 words
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Metropolitan Museum - Metropolitan Museum As I look at the painting of The Adoration of The Shepherds, two artists, Andrea Mantegna and El Greco, showed it different ways with same subjects. First, the title of the paintings is about Jesus's birth. Andrea mantegna artist had lived from ca 1430 to 1506. He established his reputation when he was 20 years old. This painting is the evident of his highly individual style. He worked it during ca 1451 to 1453. He painted it in horizontal format with 153/4x217/8(40x55.6). He used tempera on a canvas that transferred from a wood....   [tags: The Adoration of The Shepherds] 559 words
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Children's Museum of Tacoma - The Children’s Museum of Tacoma History and Life Cycle Examination The Children’s Museum of Tacoma, founded in 1985, has been a Tacoma icon for twenty-five years. Over the subsequent ten years, the Museum experienced successes in membership, attendance and funding. During its first ten years in existence, the Children’s Museum experienced an increased attendance, finally leading to the Fire Marshall enforcing capacity limits causing patrons to form waiting lines for entrance. In 1996, the Museum moved into early stage two of its life cycle with the first change in leadership (Male, N.D.)....   [tags: Business Analysis]
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The Qatar Islamic Arts Museum - Introduction: In this research paper I am going to inform you about the desk research I carried out dealing with a service related organization. The organization I have chosen for my assignment is Qatar's Islamic Arts Museum. It is beyond questioning that I have chosen such an organization for various reasons. It is deeply related to the tourism, hospitality and leisure industry. Besides this, it is a major contributor to the current development of the cultural and entertainment sector in the state of Qatar....   [tags: Art]
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Native American Museum - George Gustav Heye Center - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is a fascinating building at the Bowling Green area of Lower Manhattan. It’s close to Battery Park that displays an elegant view of the water. You can see ferries floating by headed towards Staten Island, since South Ferry Terminal is nearby. It allows you to appreciate the hidden gems of the city located in the outskirts Manhattan. One of those very treasures is the museum mentioned previously. The Museum of the American Indian is directly in front of the Bowling Green Park with a water fountain at the center....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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The Museum of Fine Arts - ... Also, it amazes me the vivid image the artist presented from this bronze statue of “Shiva Nataraja” which depicts in a live and dynamic form. Thirdly, “Messenger to the Rain Gods (Heheya) Kachina” is a small art “doll” composed mainly of “wood, paint and string” which was originated in Hopi, Arizona around 1900 (Heheya). This Native American doll is one of many other Native American dolls that are designed for a specific task or religious purposes. For instance, “Heheya Kachina” is designed to be a messenger for the rain of Gods....   [tags: Art Forms, India]
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LA County Museum of Art - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is among the world’s largest art collections, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over a hundred thousand artworks, whose origin extends from the prehistoric times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections are classified into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on their region of origin, culture they represent, and time period from which they were found....   [tags: Art ]
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LA County Museum of Art - LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA as it is commonly known, is among the world’s largest art collections in North America, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over 100,000 artworks, which extends from the ancient times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections, which are mainly from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin-America and America itself, are grouped into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on the region, culture, media, and time period....   [tags: Art ]
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The Phoenix Art Museum: The Impact of Art - As an avid supporter of the arts, immediately I was drawn to the Phoenix Art Museum as my choice for a building of cultural interest in Arizona. However, my main reason for choosing this location is that it has introduced me to new ideas, concepts, and works of art, which in turn have sparked creativity and imagination within me. For instance, upon stepping inside this sleek and modern building, one is met with a massive round light display in the lobby, which is both intriguing and beautiful to look at....   [tags: Art]
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) - The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) had three different artists work on display. It was split up into three different rooms the first room was Design 99 To Much of a Good Thing and in the next room is Latoya Ruby Frazier Mother May I and in the last room was Jef Geys Woodward Avenue. The art that was on display was not traditional art work. All of the artist’s work displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit was out of the box thinking. The flow in each exhibit made it easy to move from one piece of art work to another piece of work....   [tags: Art Gallery Review] 527 words
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My experience at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum - ... However, observing these artifacts and learning about their significance in the lifeways of the Luiseno, Kumeyaay, and Navajo is a great way to start. Because of that, the contents within these exhibits are appropriate and helpful components for understanding what these cultures were like all those years ago. If the artifacts displayed in the future continue to depict accurate representations for each tribe, it will further contribute towards comprehending the past. Above all, any amount of information shown or given by these exhibits is valuable regardless of how extensive it is....   [tags: Hogans, Navajo Culture]
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My Time at the Philbrook Museum of Art - Congratulations. You have explored the upper level of the museum. Now for one last adventure, imagine that one artwork could come to life. Which one would you choose and what would happen. This is how I ended the new Family Gallery Guide, my largest project to date at the Philbrook Museum of Art. I had written scavenger hunts for children before, but when I was assigned the job of writing an entirely new interactive guide to the collections for kids and their families; it was both an honor and a daunting endeavor....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1575 words
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The World Around Us: A Virtual Museum - Context Creationism and intelligent design should be given the same status as evolution in the classroom according to 29% of teachers in a poll by Teachers’ TV (2008). While half of those polled considered otherwise, some 89% thought it should be discussed if raised in a science lesson. Such views from the metaphorical ‘chalk face’ no doubt reflect the reality of the classroom but resources geared to facilitate this are sparse indeed. Nor are such views confined to teachers. In a survey of the UK population some 27% considered that intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution in science lessons....   [tags: Project Analysis ]
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Rubin Museum: Six-armed Mahakala - ... According to Khandro.net, an internet website, it explains the significance of each aspect of the Mahakala. The body is colored in a very dark blue, which is meant to symbolize Dharmakaya, which is the manifestation of Buddhas. The three eyes signify the knowledge of the past, present, and future, and the manifestation of the three bodies of the Buddha. The crown which he wears has five skulls that symbolize the five poises of anger, desire, ignorance, jealousy, and pride into the five wisdoms....   [tags: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism] 784 words
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The Egyptian Geological Museum - The Egyptian Geological Museum The Egyptian geological museum lies at Al Zahraa near AL Maadi. It was built in 1904, and it was opened for the public in the same year. The inauguration of the museum, which was hundred years ago, was a significant international event not only in the Arab region, but in the whole continent of Africa as it was the first of its kind. The museum was built as a part of the Egyptian Geological Survey which was established in 1869....   [tags: Earth Science] 629 words
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The Coptic Museum in Cairo - The Coptic Museum in Cairo is a life-like record of one of Egypt's periods all fraught with various antiques and monuments reflecting the different civilizations that graced the land of Egypt starting by the Ancient Egyptian civilization, passing by the Greek, the Roman, the Coptic, and lastly the Islamic. The Coptic Museum lies behind the walls of the famous Roman Fortress of Babylon in the ancient district of Cairo (Misr Al-Qadima). The area surrounding the museum abounds in lively monuments of open museums that depict with the Coptic Museum the history of the Coptic Period in Egypt....   [tags: History, Informative] 327 words
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The Van Gogh Museum - The Van Gogh Museum I was lucky enough to visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in November of last year. The museum was located in somewhat of a museum park. The Rijks museum and the Stedelijk Museum are located on the same block. A beautiful landscape of ponds and trees are centered around them. The Van Gogh Museum has an audio tour available in all languages via a handheld tour guide. Unfortunately, funds limited me to get the audio tour, but I was able to nonchalantly follow a British couple around most of the five floors....   [tags: Papers] 502 words
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Interactive Museum Experiences - Interactive Museum Experiences “I am Richard Nixon, president from 1969 to 1974. I was a lawyer and studied at Duke University Law. I died in 1994,” says Marjorie Cozzens, age 8 (Dooley, 2003, p. F4). The third grade class at Karigon Elementary School, of which Marjorie is a member, were preparing for the opening of their Presidential Wax Museum on Friday, March 7, 2003. Marjorie’s third grade teacher, Renee Bortolini has her class choose a president, learn about them, and on Friday, the students will put their hard work together to create their very own wax museum....   [tags: essays papers]
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Macon Museum of Art - Macon Museum of Art Macon Museum of Art, a not-for-Profit Corporation, is facing major financial problems since 2000 and up till 2002. Actions were needed to stop this cumulative loss and to achieve some profit for 2003. After reviewing the case at hand, one can see through the brief history of the museum that it was founded since 1925. In 1998, its name changed into the Jonathon A . Macon Museum of Art, the major benefactor whose endowment helped expending the facility in the district. The Macon Museum has different collections which are displayed periodically due to space limitations, but each collection is set in its building architecture that accents the display....   [tags: Business Management Marketing Essays] 888 words
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Museum Collection Essay - Collection remains the predominant reason for many a museum’s existence. Most museums collect because they believe that objects are important and evocative survival of human civilization worthy of careful study and powerful educational impact. They carefully preserve their holdings as to transmit important information to the present generation and posterity. Art museums are said to concentrate on beauty and their mission is often defined as the direct transmission of the artist’s aesthetic understanding to the beholder through the picture or object....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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The Tech Museum of Innovation - The Tech Museum of Innovation "An abiding curiosity and an insatiable desire to learn how and why things work are the hallmarks of innovation . . . Creativity is nurtured by being receptive and encouraging" (Hewlett, 1998, p. 8). The innovation of computers and technologies are being developed enormously in order to serve the needs of mankind. The more people around the world that are eager to learn how to use new computers and technologies, the more I am proud that I am one who lives in a place that many people call, "Silicon Valley: the heart of computers and technologies in the world." I live in San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley (The City of San Jose, 1999, p....   [tags: Technology Tourism Essays] 1109 words
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The Jewish Museum for a Historian - The Jewish Museum for a Historian In order to carry out research, a historian would have lots of questions about Jew's living and working conditions. As many of these questions are answered at the museum, this demonstrates clearly how useful the museum is as a source of information. Bellow are listed examples of questions that a historian may ask: Living conditions How many people per house. (were they cramped etc?) What kind of food did they eat. (how much, what kind?) How hygienic were they....   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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Whitney Museum of Art - The Whitney Museum of American Art has often been referred to a citadel of American Art, partially due to the museums façade, a striking granite building (Figure 1), designed by Bauhaus trained architect Marcel Breuer. The museum perpetuates this reference through its biennial review of contemporary American Art, which the Whitney has become most famous for. The biennial has become since its inception a measure of the state of contemporary art in America today. Since the Museum's opening in 1931, the collection has grown to more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs, representing nearly 2,000 individual artists and providing the most complete overview of twentieth-century American art of any museum in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1154 words
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San Jose Museum of Art - The San Jose Museum of Art is nicely decorated and furnished museum with many different types of art. I decided to start out by looking at some of the various paintings. There were many different kinds, including traditional oil paintings on canvas as well as ordinary paper. One that stood out in my mind was “Desert Restaurant” by John Register. It’s a painting of the inside of a diner sitting in the middle of an open desert. The picture gives an eerie sense of isolation. One sculpture that I remember was one by Oliver Jackson, which is untitled....   [tags: essays research papers] 408 words
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Bradford Museum of Film and Photography - Bradford Museum of Film and Photography Our physics group went on a trip to the Bradford Museum of Film and Photography to find out more about physics. We went to find out about new ideas of physics and also to reinforce ideas we had already covered in class. The areas of physics we were going to focus on was the use of light and lenses and the way they are used in everyday products. At the museum we visited an area called The Magic Factory, which was all to do with the ideas and applications of physics....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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Philadelphia Art Museum - The exhibit that I viewed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was one about European Art between the years 1100-1500. This was a series of paintings, sculptures, architecture, and tapestry of the Medieval and Early Renaissance as well as objects from the Middle East. This exhibit was an important part of the history of the Philadelphia Museum of Art because for the first time, Italian, Spanish, and Northern European paintings from the John G. Johnson collection were shown. It gave me a good idea of what the paintings were like in these four centuries and reflected ideas of both the east and the west....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Virtual Exhibit Museum Review - Virtual Museum Exhibit Review Dance is not an art form that easily studied through text readings. Therefore, the website I visited, www.AfricaDance.com, helped me view all the angles of this kind of artistic expression. I've always been interested in African traditions, and this assignment gave me the initiative to find out more about them. Luckily, it was not difficult for me to find a good website on my topic. I just went to Yahoo and searched for websites related to my topic and I found this one to best fit my interests....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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Austin Museum Of Art - The Austin Museum of Art was the first of the three galleries attended. At the time, the museum had a touring “Rock and Roll” exhibit, which had its focus on the influence of the Rock –and-Roll culture on art. The pieces were arranged in a chronological order and started with the Pop Art of the early 1960’s. Located in the section were two silk screens, one of Mick Jaggard and the other of Prince, done by Andy Warhol. There were a few other pieces in this time period that helped to point out a major turning point in both art and photography....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art I. Jan van Eyck’s “Last Judgment” Jan van Eyck was active since 1422 and died in 1441. He was the most celebrated painter of the fifteen-century in Europe. One of his famous works is “The Last Judgment”. At first sight this work immediately attracted my attention. The painting’s stunning colors and the fact that it reminded me of a previous similar work I have seen, triggered in my mind. The material that is used is oil on canvas, transferred from wood....   [tags: Papers] 903 words
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The American Visionary Art Museum - The American Visionary Art museum is a very original and beautifully decorated structure. It was raining the day I went to visit, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The structure itself is architectural marvel. It has a very unusual shape and structure which makes it very aesthetically pleasing. The outside is covered with glass, mirror pieces and other materials. There is a giant whirligig located outside of this main building that is known as Baltimore’s most beloved outdoor sculptural landmark....   [tags: essays research papers] 1115 words
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Describing a Museum in Copenhagen - Describing a Museum in Copenhagen The sudden, swift, severe summer storm caught me totally unaware. I was walking down Oakenmere Road when the clouds started to build. I looked around as I huddled under a large, dead oak tree. Almost all of the houses on this abandoned street were too badly damaged for me to take shelter in, except for one. The house loomed impressive and morbid in the greenish-black sky. A flash of lightning briefly illuminated the house. The windows were broken, but the superstructure seemed sound....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage - After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]
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Case Statement For The Children’s Museum Of Tacoma - Mission The Children’s Museum of Tacoma celebrates the power of play in the life-long journey of learning. We share the mission, vision and philosophy of Children’s Museums across the nation, museum’s that are changing standards and leading the implementation of informal learning in the development of the young child. The Children’s Museum of Tacoma positively influences the social, emotional and cognitive abilities of our Pierce County children, families and communities. Goals The Board gathered in 2008 to review and extend the Museum’s strategic plan....   [tags: Business Review]
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The Museum of Fine Arts: Madonna and Child with Souls in Purgatory - The Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) in Houston, Texas is a world-renowned institution on 10 acres of land in the Museum District of Houston. Located just minutes from Downtown Houston, it houses permanent collections, traveling exhibits, two art schools, and boasts a sculpture garden and lunch café. The art is housed in two buildings, museum quality on their own. The Caroline Weiss Law building was designed by famed architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The other, designed by award-winning architect Rafael Moneo, is the Audrey Jones Beck building....   [tags: Art]
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My Visit to the American Museum of Natural History - The three Halls that I visited at the American Museum of Natural History were: Halls of the Pacific Peoples, Northwest Coast Indians and Asian peoples. All of these Halls were distinctly different from each other, although I enjoyed viewing all three, my favorite Hall was that of Asian Peoples. Of special interest was the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, since I was able to witness and play in my head, a reel of the transformations it has gone through since the time of Franz Boas, as described in an article “A Magic Place”....   [tags: Culture, World History, Descriptive Essay] 3049 words
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The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation - The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, technology plays a very important role in the everyday lives of the people who populate it. Large portions of this population are children. When we think of our children, we think about the future of this world. As a group, we believe that our job as a society is to introduce technology to children in an enlightening and fascinating manner. By doing this, we can inspire children to become innovators of technology and apply this to the future of technology....   [tags: Technology Tourism Galleries Essays]
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Critical/Research Paper - This work of art measures about 42 inches x 52 1/2 inches (“Venus and Adonis; Titian...”). The art was created using oil paint, a medium composed of pigments and varying types of vegetable oils, such as poppy, bear-seed, walnut, and linseed oils (Frank 122). The painting was done on stretched canvas, and thus it gives the painting a slight textured quality. The technique in which Titian painted this work accounts for the soft appearance of the colors. It can be observed that the paint is very well blended, leaving almost no sign of harsh brush strokes on the surface of the work....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Catcher in the Rye - Discuss the view that in - Behind the Scenes at the Museum - and - Catcher in the Rye - Holden and Ruby can be regarded as unreliable narrators. In both “Behind the Scenes at the Museum” and “Catcher in the Rye” there are obvious signs that Holden and Ruby are troubled and unreliable characters. The informal conversational tone that Holden uses is meant to be spontaneous and unrehearsed; so instead of getting a focused autobiography, we get a scanty account of a few days that often trail into other stories that are what we use to draw a picture of Holden....   [tags: English Literature] 2484 words
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Leading Innovation At Kelvingrove (A), Case Study - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland; a Victorian era museum established in 1901 to express the pride, wealth, and cultural ambitions of the industrial city of Kelvingrove, was in need of change in the late 1980’s to be more relevant to modern audiences. Starting in 1990, when Mark O’Neil joined the Kelvingore Museum, Mark was tasked with bringing innovation to the entire museum by the then director Julian Spalding. After an initial start by O’Neil into implementing some of Spalding’s radical innovative ideas, O’Neil was side tracked into a separate project at the St....   [tags: Leadership, Museum Studies]
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Changed Forever - ... Murrah Federal Building annihilated. The audio delivers an emotional blow that makes you think twice about entering through the doors opening into the next gallery where screens replay the first video images of the chaos taking place and actual recordings of 911 calls. As you proceed, the museum kiosks are randomly positioned to take you back to the mystification in the first moments of the blast. Displays are set up throughout with artifacts that reveal details of the news coverage around the world, clocks stopped at 9:02 a.m., piles of car keys and pieces of crumbled concrete....   [tags: Oklahoma City National Museum] 884 words
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Swedish American Contributions to Chicago - ... Across from the log cabin are the large American chests the immigrants used to pack their belongings for their journey to America. They would bring only their necessary items, such as clothing, food, tools, the bible, perhaps a small musical instrument, or a toy for each child. Some of the trunks have the name of the owner and year of travel carved on the front. I saw a replica of a Swedish ticket agent and his role was to sell tickets for the railroad and ships and answer questions for the Swedes who were leaving their homeland....   [tags: Museum, Reflection, Cultural Visit] 1083 words
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Nataraja of Shiva - ... Also, it is by itself in the glass. It is a three-dimensional sculpture created by modeling and merging hard materials. Next to it there are other deities (Vishnu, Parvati, Ganesh etc.) and sculptors from the Chola Dynasty. The other works near it complements the sculpture as I have stated above they are from the same time period so, they are related to each other some way and somehow. There are no windows in the room, so there isn’t that much light in there either. I think if there was more light in the room, the sculpture would have looked well and people would have been able to see the designs on it even much better....   [tags: Sanskritm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
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Considerations for Finding Art Pieces or Artifacts for a Museum- Historical Importance Versus Revenue - It is challenging to decide which is of greater importance when finding art pieces or artifacts for a museum: the historical import or the profit margin. For some, cost-effectiveness or revenue produced in future by marketing replicas will be a priority, but for others historical importance and representativeness of the real historical article will be more important. The discernment between buying the work of a young artist with great promise at the expense of a classic art piece being put away or sold, in reference to which decision would be more worthwhile for future generations, is extremely difficult....   [tags: Archeology] 834 words
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Working for the future National Museum of American LGBT History & Culture - Historically, museums and galleries have excluded too many people. I want to eradicate the pervasive assumption that “certain people just don’t visit museums.” In a modern era of public discourse characterized by instantaneous updating and dynamic participation, a savvy public shares knowledge and relays experience with the click of a mouse. The Internet, digital media, video games, and social networking offer new approaches to learning and understanding others. Regrettably, many museums – the giants of knowledge – have fallen behind in regard to inclusiveness, technological innovation, and representation of diverse experiences....   [tags: Career Goals] 852 words
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Wing Luke Asian Museum Web Site - Wing Luke Asian Museum Website The Wing Luke Asian Museum is a multicultural museum housing art, film, and other records of the Northwest Asian Pacific culture. The Museum states that it is dedicated to "the collection, preservation, and display of Asian Pacific American culture, history and art.". The Museum was founded 1967, in honor of the first Asian pacific American to be elected to the Seattle council (in 1962). Wing Luke was killed in a plane crash just 3 years later, and the community rallied together to establish the Wing Luke Museum....   [tags: essays research papers] 1384 words
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An act of Appropriation: Performativity of an Ifá Divination Tray in a Western Museum - ... The borders of the Ifá divination tray were decorated with complex symbols that included a carved face of Èsù placed in the four cardinal points of the tray. The tray was also adorned with geometric patterns of human figures performing different activities such as working, dancing and playing instruments, offering sacrifices, and copulating. Further, I noticed that the tray had undergone a serious restoration process because it was broken in half and had been reassembled together with eight iron staples....   [tags: African Culture, Paraphernalia]
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Independent Reading Project: Creating a Museum of Living Literature - Independent Reading Project: Creating a Museum of Living Literature 1. Problem Statement In preparation for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition exam, high school students must read many kinds of literature during the year-long course to familiarize themselves with different time periods, movements, philosophies, and genres. Advanced Placement students must learn to think critically, and be ready to find, analyze, and express literary connections through written analysis. The biggest challenge of teaching and learning Advanced Placement English is the difficulty covering the entire scope of literature in two semesters....   [tags: Lesson Plans AP Advanced Placement English]
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Event Essay I: Dallas Museum of Art; “The Lens of Impressionism” - My event was the Dallas Museum of Art; “The Lens of Impressionism,” photography and painting along the Normandy coast 1850-1874. I went on Sunday, February 21, 2010. The class studied this era in Chapter 13: The Working Class and the Bourgeoisie. The term "impressionism" was coined by a critic interacting with Clause Monet's "Impression: Sunrise" painting in 1874. French impressionists depicted light and color and was often embellished with romanticism; usually conveyed scenes filled with light and joy (Sayer)....   [tags: Art]
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Installation Art: beyond the Museum, beyond the Boundaries - Millions of coloured dots on the floor, ceiling, and walls. Six large-format, black and white video projections of men and women in their everyday activities. Two chainsaws in a violent dance to destroy the pure walls of the gallery space. Two elevators ten times smaller than the average man. One schoolroom with one backboard and eight over-sized chairs. One unicorn lying in the center of a perfect, open area. When one reads the above examples of installation art, no matter how educated they are, they are somewhat familiar with what each one entails....   [tags: Architecture] 2429 words
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Brown Vs. Board Of Education Exhibit - Brown Vs. Board Of Education Exhibit On Friday April 24, I ventured out to the Krannert Art Museum to visit the Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit. About fifty some odd yrs ago, the United States was practically transformed by that one court case. The Brown Vs. Board of Education case was, of course, a monumental and significant court room decision because it ended segregation in schools, which also later led to further actions towards ending segregation completely. When I arrived at the museum I noticed the area was very quiet and vast with art....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit] 1505 words
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Brown vs. Board of Education Art Exhibit - Black and White Walking into Krannert Art Museum, I experienced something I have never experienced before. That something was actually analyzing and appreciating artwork. I have been around artwork before and have looked at many times and I have enjoyed it but I have never really sat down with art to break it down and notice the little details that make it so powerful. Today I did at Krannert Art Museum while looking at their Brown vs. Board exhibit. I was able to break everything down and notice the details and by doing this I got a much more influential experience out of it....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit Segregation] 1157 words
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The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down, Northern Ireland - The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down, Northern Ireland Monuments and museums are arenas of public history and for the formation and articulation of identities and narratives.[1] Decisions taken as to the formation of museums and the selection, display and organisation of exhibits are influenced by criteria which are not necessarily politically neutral; these may especially involve devices of political elites to emphasise aspects of communal togetherness and thus exert control over communities.[2] Memory and commemoration of past events and generations is by its nature a political and contested act, especially in sharply divided societies.[3] It is no surprise that recently established governments and states should particularly concern themselves with the production of such forms of festivities, commemorations, and monuments.[4] As rulers of a sharply divided society, unionist elites in Northern Ireland in the aftermath of its eventful creation in 1920-1 had particular reasons to concern themselves, and did concern themselves, with such strategies of power.[5] The integration of the province's Catholic minority may have been, or may have been felt to be, beyond the rulers of Northern Ireland;[6] but this very fact heightened the importance of preserving the highest possible degree of political unity under unionist hegemony among the Protestant majority.[7] In this context, the opening of the Ulster Folk Museum, located in Cultra in County Down, Northern Ireland (and now linked to the Ulster Transport Museum), in 1964, might theoretically be seen as a strategy in the ongoing attempted maintenance of unionist hegemony and social control in Northern Ireland....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]
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Art museum - the fall of Rome in 476 AD, the subsequent 1000 years made up a period of time called the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages are often referred to as the Dark Ages because of the way of life in Europe during that age. William Manchester suggests that this time period was actually a dark age, in his A World Lit Only By Fire. Manchester describes the ‘Dark Ages’ as a “mélange of incessant warfare, corruption, lawlessness, obsession with strange myths, and an almost impenetrable mindlessness”. He also states how famines and plague repetitively thinned the population, and that “rickets afflicted the survivors”....   [tags: essays research papers] 698 words
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museum art - From nature to modern technology, this world has always been engulf by many miraculous wonders. However, the first of the all of them are the seven wonders of the ancient world. These seven ancient wonders are the great pyramid of Egypt, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the lighthouse of Alexandria. These seven gigantic wonders surround the Mediterranean Sea, from Egypt to Greece to the Asia Minor, which now turkey, to Syria....   [tags: essays research papers] 545 words
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Newark Museum - ROMAN OBJECTS 1. Various Roman Portrait Heads The portrait of a bearded man is from 150-175a.d. It is from the Antoine Period (138-192a.d.). The portrait is realistic to me because it is a sculpture of someone. My impressions on this are that his beard is kind of wavy. His hose has a piece missing or is just damaged real bad. He is made out of marble. His face looks like he is mad or something, real intense. It also looks like it had cuts in his forehead and part of his eye. His hair looks like a pile of whip cream....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Brown vs. Board of Education Art Exhibit - One of Art’s Messages When I first walked into the Krannert Art Museum, I had no idea where to begin seeing that this was my first visit to the museum. So I asked a man who worked there to point me in the general direction of the exhibit known as “Eight Artists Address Brown v. Board of Education.” The man gave me directions, and showed me into the section for the exhibit. I walked into two small rooms, which I thought was a little small for the work of eight artists. Despite the size, I had no idea where to start....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit Race Segregation] 1523 words
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New Museology: Modernizing Museums - ‘New museology’ is the concept of modernising museums and making them more interesting and interactive for the visitors. The District Six Museum is a good example of new museology because it is a relatively new museum that was started and run by the community, not the state and it is very different to older museums. It is very appropriate to have a museum like this in South Africa, because what happened in District Six should not be forgotten and museums like this one encourage people to visit them and find out more about what has happened....   [tags: Modern Museums, Interactive Museums] 1038 words
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The Vatican Museums - The Vatican Museums The Vatican museums originated in Rome in 1503 when Pope Julius II della Rovere took a statue of Apollo from his church of St. Peter in Chains, and placed it in the courtyard of the Belvedere Palace. In 1506, the Laocoon was added, and thus began what is now known as one of the greatest collections of artwork in the world[i]. The papal authority was one of the first to open their art collections to the public, thereby encouraging knowledge of art history and culture[ii]....   [tags: Rome Roman Italy History Papers]
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Benin Art in Museums and Galleries - The display of Benin art in museum and galleries reflect the attitudes and perceptions of Europeans towards non-western artefacts, especially African. Thus as European attitudes change towards non-western art since the discovery of Benin art in 1897, Benin art has been revaluated and re-categorised. Initially there was a great deal of debate about Benin art and its display, as it did not equate with the perceptions then held about Africa. Until the British conquest of Benin in 1897, little was known about Benin and its culture apart from brief interaction with other Europeans in the sixteenth century....   [tags: Africa ]
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