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{Scotland} Inspired by Language and Learning

January 23, 2013


It’s Burns Night on Friday, the day when the life and works of Scotland’s great poet Robert Burns get celebrated. Weather and airports permitting, one of our best friends will be arriving just in time, with a haggis or two tucked away in his suitcase. What better excuse then to write about the fabulous Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayrshire, Scotland. As well as the modern building housing the collection of Burns’ life and works, the museum site comprises the historic cottage where Burns was […]

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{Armenia} “Matenadaran” – Ancient Manuscript Museum

October 29, 2012


So, 4 days in Armenia, 8 wonderful museums. I thought I would start with Matenadaran, which means “depository of manuscripts” in Armenian, and had to be the obvious choice to host a conference on museums and written communication. It holds one of the world’s richest collection of medieval manuscripts and books. Subjects span a broad range, from history, philosophy and art to geography, cosmography and medicine, not only in Armenian but also in many other languages. The collection holds about 17,000 manuscripts, including 2,500 illuminated […]

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Quote: Fay Weldon

January 19, 2011


from Darcy’s Utopia, by Fay Weldon   Related posts you might like:

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