One of the most interesting stories in public history this week is the launching of the Mary Rose Museum, a completely reconstructed version of the warship, Mary Rose, that sank in 1545 during a conflict with the French and was re-discovered in 1971. To find out more, check out this interactive article from BBC on the ship, the museum and some of its artifacts or watch the news coverage of the museum linked above.
Here’s an interesting article from Buzzfeed filled with fun facts about Captains and Commanders of the last few centuries. Which one were you most surprised to learn?
A new center for arts and culture is currently in the planning stages in New York City. From its proposed home in the Hudson Yards, the NYC “Culture Shed” is aiming to be the future hub for concerts, openings and other events. To find out more about this innovative new design, click here.
In honor of the anniversary of Joan of Arc’s death (she was burned at the stake on May 30th, 1431), here’s a link to an article with some little known facts about this famous French martyr.
Last but not least, linked above is a fascinating video on the History of Typography. Take a look!
Until next week!