Archive | February, 2010

Springfield, Who Knew?

Plaster cast of a section of the Pergamon Altar, in Berlin. Guess where I was this week? The picture above is a clue, but can only mislead. I won’t make you guess, I went to the Springfield Museums, something I had thought of doing for awhile, but just had never done. I was heading that direction to pick some pieces up from a restorer, so Springfield being sort of on the way, I went. In part this decision was spurred on by the brief research I did on the Museums, plural I emphasize, and one of them has a collection of Japanese Samurai arms and armor. If you have been following my blog, you will realize this was a flame to me the moth. Also described was a room of Ancient Treasures and a hall of plaster casts. I held out little hope for their antiquities aspect, the website was not promising, but there was certainly enough for me to justify the outing.So there I go, nearly get lost on the way there; the directions […]

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