Wednesday, September 16, 2009

World Treasures

Today I saw the 'Treasures' exhibit at the Royal BC Museum - over 300 works of art and craftsmanship from around the world brought from the collection of the British Museum. I went from being moved seeing the Rosetta Stone, to amazed at the vitality of bronze Egyptian sculpture and statues of Eros and Dionysos, to sobered by a modern 'Throne of Weapons', made from reclaimed guns. What an incredible gamut of human creations through time and across cultures - so much to drink in. I also held a 6000 year old tool made of antler and stone that had been found at the bottom of a lake in Sweden and was used to scrape hides. A very impactful artist date!

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