Hello all! These past few weeks have been super busy for us, but here is your long overdue installment of Cookie Crumbles.
The 37th annual conference of the World Heritage Council took place this past week in Cambodia, where it was voted to add 19 new sites to the World Heritage List. Read more about the newly chosen locations and the reasons behind their selection here.
On June 16th we celebrated Bloomsday, an annual holiday held to honor the author James Joyce, and his “decidedly difficult Magnum Opus” Ulysses. Find instructions on how to celebrate this unique holiday here, including a recipe for creating your very own “James Joyce” cocktail. We’ve also included this link illustrating Ulysses in 18 easy to understand cartoons for those of you who have never read the novel in it’s entirely, or just want to know what all the fuss is about.
Interesting tumblr highlight of the week: Great Art in Ugly Rooms. Check out this article on flavorwire, highlighting some of the more interesting pictures. If you have more time, check out the full tumblr page here.
In some positive public history news, it has been reported that the British Museum is experiencing record crowds partly as a result of their dynamic current exhibition schedule. If you haven’t already gone and you happen to be in London at all between now and September 29th, definitely make a point to go see the current exhibition, Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, which you can read more about here. We’ve also included a link to the British Museum’s website if you want to learn more about this fascinating presentation.
In other exhibition news, there are also a few shows making headlines in Ireland. The Perceptions of Landscape: From Galway to Leenane exhibition currently on at the National Gallery in Dublin highlights 41 watercolors done by William Evans of Eton during his west-coast travels through pre-famine Ireland. Read a full review from the Irish Times here. and make sure to go check out the show, which will be on in the Print Gallery until September 29th, 2013.
Last but not least, following on the heels of our last post, here’s a link to 75 “looking into the past” pictures. Amazing how much can change over time.
Until next week!