Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War
The Currier Museum of Art
Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War is an exhibition that focuses on the influence that photojournalism had on our perceptions of the Vietnam War. Various images, such as the infamous ‘Napalm Girl’ photograph, are displayed alongside video interviews of the journalists who took them. The result is an understanding of how images can bring to light the true nature of war and also, sometimes, misrepresent situations.
At the end of an exhibition is an area where Vietnam veterans are welcomed to place their own photographs and memories, which offer another perspective to the story. Veterans are also welcomed to stay in contact with the museum as part of the Veterans History Project. As a result, this exhibition is not only about the powerful and shocking images of the Vietnam War, but also about raising awareness of the psychological issues that Veterans deal with.
The Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea
The Tripitaka Koreana, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea, 1231. This is one of the oldest and most remarkable collections in the world. The items on the shelves are not books, but wooden printing blocks. There are over 80 000 of them. This building is not open to the public, although you can visit the temple and stare through the windows. It is one of the most remarkable places we were given access to. The blocks have been preserved by the clever design and layout of the buildings that house them, which ensure shelter and adequate ventilation. Set high in the mountains, cool winds have helped to keep the blocks in perfect condition for over 800 years.
*Insert generic Jack argument here*
Oh yea? And you bake bad cookies.
Wake up asshole.
DON’T EVEN FUCKING TALK TO ME ABOUT THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA
FUCK NOW I’M UPSET
Oh yeah, that tome of history compiled by a Mesopotamian priest on the History of the World, supposedly spanning back 40,000 years of history?
Fucking gone. Gone forever.
OHHH DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE…
HOW MANY PEOPLE HERE ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT THE LIBRARY AT TIMBUKTU
YOU KNOW, THE COLLECTION OF OVER 400,000 MANUSCRIPTS
LET ME REPEAT THAT
FROM THE 1200’S!
WITH ARABIC AND AFRICAN HISTORY?
YEAH, THAT EXISTS
SO YEAH, GET UPSET ABOUT ALEXANDRIA. BUT GET EXCITED ABOUT THIS.
(Not quite Milos and his sneakry but hell.
Who can’t resist licking a candy cane lock?
(I had too much fun with How the Saints saved Christmas.
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