Essay On The Bible Museum

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“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.”-Salvador Dali. Museums have served as cultural center, where people of all walks come and learn the magnificent artifacts that helped shaped the world we live in today. These Museums safeguard these precious items while making it accessible for the public to reconnect with one’s history. With this the museum fulfills two of its purposes; preserve the artifacts, and make it available for all to enjoy learning the fragments of the past that contributed in making of the world today. Recently, my I had the opportunity to visit the Dunham Bible Museum, in Houston, Texas. Though small in size, this particular Museum offers us the sight of the lineage of Bibles that has been passed down and made through time in many different forms and literature, and the methods of how such great books were copied and printed. Not to forget the underlying history of many great men and women who contributed their lives in the creation of such historic pieces. Some examples of the artifacts that can be found in this museum are:-The Gutenberg’s printing press, Gutenberg Bible, Algonquin Bible, Esther Manuscript, and the Luther’s German Bible. Born in 1395 in a city of Mainz, Germany, Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg, made on of the greatest improvisation on one of the greatest inventions of all time, the printing press. The printing press is a large device used for printing ink onto paper of a printing medium. This device had to apply pressure upon the cloth or paper that rests on an ink surface of a movable type, or alphabet charters moulds that... ... middle of paper ... ...ible. Luther’s Bible looks like any ordinary bible, however there are many artwork but not as elaborate and colorful as the earlier Bibles. This was meant for all to have and hence was cheap to a certain degree, the Bible was printed in black and white with not much elaborations or decor around in it. Through some of these artifacts, we can see how the christian spiritual world has been shaped, leaving a great affect for the cuter generations who build off of it. and it is through Museums can future generations grow from the foot steps of the tools of our ancestors to help promote our future. Museums are also known to captivate the minds of many with the wonders of the ancient world all there to be seen and learned about. The Dunham Bible Museum accomplishes that task of offering knowledge to those who seek it through the rare and amazing pieces of history.
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