Friday, October 21, 2016

The Museum of World Treasures: part 2

In case you missed it, you can catch Part 1 here.

The exhibit I wanted to see that was on the second floor of the Museum of World Treasures was entitled "Creating the Crown."  This exhibit is new since I was here last, and I was excited to revisit European royalties and dynasties.  My interest began when I created an altered book of British Kings and Queens for my friend Kathy. 

Of course, I wasn't prepared for the overwhelming number of dynasties this exhibit covered.

It was obvious from this tree that more than England was involved.

It's impossible to read all the names on the list, and the photos I took of this exhibit, where the lighting was atrocious, and everything was under glass, made me think about the days when I had my old camera that took lousy photos.

Although the exhibits were interesting,

I only wish I'd spent more time making sure the photos were up to par before I moved on.  I apologize, because you cannot read this.  In fact, I deleted most of the photos that involved written entries.

I was hoping you could read this, however.  One of the things I found disturbing was the scroll font used for the headers.  Note this blurb/statement is now out of date, since Victoria is no longer the longest reigning British Queen.

Since I had actually come to see what I thought was an exhibit of the British Kings and Queens, and there were so few entries involving them, I'll let you peruse these at your convenience.

It's amazing how well this signage photographed.  Of course, most of us are already aware of what a facsimile is, since so many of my friends work with digital art nowadays!
I really wanted this sign to be readable, because this was one of the greatest eras in British history.  It changed the course of Britain as we know it today.

I appear to have visited the exhibit backward, because this was one of the first Kings of England.

Again, I apologize that you can't read this.

Unfortunately, out of all the photos I took of this exhibit, these were the best.  I deleted more than I saved, but I hope you have been able to see a few pieces or exhibits that piqued your interest.

And since some of you commented on the portion of the Berlin Wall I showed yesterday, here is the post where I saw the first piece from the wall.  In fact, it is supposed to be the final piece removed.  It's a lousy photo, but it's still one I think you will enjoy.  It shows only the West Berlin side, though.  It's a little more than half way through the post, so I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for joining me today as I go back to school to learn how to use my camera!

11 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

I've never known photographs of written exhibits under glass distort like that but thanks for sharing the next stage of your visit.

chrissie said...

Thank you for taking the time to take photographs to share with us. It all looks amazing

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic exhibition, with lots of great pieces. Took me back to my school days and learning the names of all of the English monarchs from William the Conqueror onward - and I still know those names. Have a fun day, thanks for sharing the fab photos, hugs, Valerie

~*~Patty S said...

You are lucky to have such an interesting museum close by.
Even good cameras have limitations when it comes to dealing with dreaded glare.
Interesting history lessons to be had.
Thanks for sharing E

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A great exhibition ! I learned much about all the royalities during my life - first at school, than private since I was interested in them.. I still love to read biographies of royalities and dynasties - more interesting than reading other historical books...
and it's always stunning how they were connected through marriage .
Specially our Austrian empress Maria Theresia
(from Habsburg)
was known for coupling many of her 16 children to other European houses - she wanted to have political partners and wanted to ensure peace .. a very clever female regent who had fantastic good ideas - she was a good mother for her people and we still have laws and regulations in Austria that lead back to her reign - unbelievable .-But TRUE.

Thank you for sharing - glad you joined this exhibition!

Thank you for your so lovely comment today for me!

Happy weekend dear Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

Jeanie said...

British royal history is one of my passionate interests and so I would be so over the moon to see this exhibit. I'm so glad you shared this with us and can only hope that it will come around to within striking distance here. I think you would have had to drag me out of that museum!

Meggymay said...

I love the history of Royal families and these photos were great to see even though you said you struggled with the glass cases. It was good seeing photos from this wonderful exhibition.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Interesting that a museum in the middle of the US has a royalty of Europe exhibit. You never know where you can find such interesting things.I think I would like that royalty exhibit. I remember in high school history going through all these different royal families and some of them are hard to keep straight. Do we get any more photos from the museum?

Sami said...

A very interesting exhibition Elizabeth, I would have loved to see it too as I enjoy reading about the European royals and enjoy history.

pearshapedcrafting said...

You don't say how long this section took you to look at but I know I would have spent ages!
We have a problem here in the UK that means that History lessons are about other countries and little is taught about British History…Oh! except the two World Wars and modern conflicts!!! When I was at school I remember learning about Vikings, Saxons, Romans, Normans right through the Tudors and on to the 20th Century as well as lessons on the Pre-history, Egyptians, Aztecs, Greeks, Romans and inventions! None of this seems to be important any more! Glad we can still take our grandchildren to visit Museums and Historical sites ourselves!! Sorry! Rant over! Thanks for showing this part of your visit! Hugs, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

I could spend days in this museum. So many different exhibits! Thank you for sharing your photos.