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Statistically Speaking…

The one thing that I did not know about going into the humanities, was how much numbers really do matter. Especially in a curatorial position, one does not just sit and ponder aesthetics all day. There are budgets, dimensions, attendance … Continue reading

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Where in the World Was Our Curator?

Dirk recently has gone on some exciting trips for Arms and Armor! First, in March Dirk visited the the Bavarian Army Museum in Ingolstadt, Germany to work on an exciting project, nicknamed the Puzzle Armor! At the museum Dirk worked … Continue reading

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A Much Needed Update

Wondering what we’ve been up to these past three weeks? Take a look! *Cough Cough* We’ve got the “Plaque” Plague, Pop! During her research of the Kienbusch Collection, Kristine found a plaque believed to be from around 1320. There was … Continue reading

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Happy Four Day Weekend!

Just in case you need some light beach reading during this fourth of July weekend, we’ve provided an excellent article about… The Kienbusch Collection! (Shocking, right?) Introduction by C. Otto v. Kienbusch If you can’t get enough of the Kienbusch Collection, … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Objects: Kristine

Horseman’s Targe (shield) painted with the Figure of Saint George and with the Coat of Arms of the Town of Zwickau Artist/maker unknown German, c. 1450 Made in Germany Possibly made in Zwickau, Saxony, Germany Wood; gessoed linen; silver; leather; … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Objects: Mackenzie

                    When I first saw the wall label for the Hawk’s Hood, I thought to myself, “Wait, they actually put hats on their birds? This must be the predecessor for dressing … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Kienbusch Collection

The following is the Preface to Studies in European Arms and Armor: The C. Otto Von Kienbusch Collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1992), written by Anne d’Harnoncourt (Former Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, deceased 2008): “Since … Continue reading

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