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  • Collection: (im)permanence

ElementaryWorksheet.pdf
The Education Team (Luisa Estrada, Katie Lovins, Ana Inciardi, Deirdre Sheridan) created this worksheet for elementary school visitors to help them engage with the materials on display in "(im)permanence." It is designed to be used in both guided and…

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This small stone stone before us represents millennia of written language. Cuneiform was a written language developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia in around 3500-3000 B.C.E. The language continually evolved for about three millennia. First…

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The Old Bridge of Forth in Stirling, Scotland is integral to Scottish history. In this 19th century photograph of the bridge, we see its four stone arches and three piers. In the left corner a small boat rests upon the shore. The structure’s…

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FSA photographs at the outbreak of World War II toe the line between art, social documentation, and propaganda. Images aiming to capture quintessential American life had to fit the mold of a state sanctioned nostalgia. The FSA sought to find a thread…

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The Brownie Flash Six-20 camera was introduced by the Eastman Kodak company in 1946, revolutionizing the way people began taking photographs in the turn of the century. Before the twentieth century, photography an elitist pastime and seen solely as a…

These simple wall clocks are meant to be paired together on a wall. One of them is meant to stop ticking before the other. When this project was created during the AIDS crisis in the 1990s, González-Torres’s partner was extremely ill. The clocks…

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This series of three photographs from the late 19th century documents the three sides of a commercial building in Cincinnati, Ohio. This object is interesting in its banal nature, as it is an extremely objective and documentarian in nature, simply…

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This stereograph card, created around 1906, depicts early tourism at the Giza pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt. A man sits atop a camel, while two guides join him. He is dressed in Western clothing, a suit and hat, indicating he is likely visiting from…

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The daguerreotype was one of the earliest publicly available photographic processes. Invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in 1839, the process was most popular in the following twenty or so years until new technology made for more efficient…
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