Social History

Tower of Pisa

Towers – Symbols of Hope and Freedom

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Prior to the twentieth century towers were built as symbols to the heights of material wealth and prosperity the western world had yet achieved.

Jeanne-and-Abel-Poisson-(Mme-Pompadour)

Jeanne Antoinette Marquise de Pompadour – Woman of Influence

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French painter François Boucher produced many of the images we have of Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour, official Mistress of King Louis XV of France

Amorini in a wallpainting in the Casa Vettii at Pompeii

Love Jewellery – Rome to Renaissance Pt 1

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A belief gold and gemstones had an effect on the affairs of many has not been limited to any culture and tokens of human affection were jewelled objects of love

City of Bath In The Age of Pleasure – Baths, Balls and Beau

City of Bath In The Age of Pleasure – Baths, Balls and Beau

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King Henry VIII came to Bath and discovered the therapeutic value of the waters in 15th century. When ‘Beau’ Nash arrived in 1702 it became a centre for fashion

Plain or Fancy, Restraint & Exuberance – What Do You Prefer?

Plain or Fancy, Restraint & Exuberance – What Do You Prefer?

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Plain or Fancy a show on view until August 2013 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites visitors to consider their preferences associated with these two words

Milica Ilic Soprano – A Brilliant Career in the Making

Milica Ilic Soprano – A Brilliant Career in the Making

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Brisbane based soprano Milica Ilic is a Principal Artist for Opera Australia and in 2012 has appeared as Queen of the Night in the Magic Flute and will later in the year cover the title role in Opera Australia’s new production of Lucia di Lamermoor. She is also completing a series…