Museo Nacional de Historia Natural MNHN – Chile

The National Museum of Natural History – Chile

The National Museum of Natural History of Chile (MNHN) is one of the three Chilean state museums of national rank.
It is located in Quinta Normal Park, in the western sector of the city of Santiago.

The mission of the museum is to generate knowledge and promote the valuation of Chile’s natural and cultural heritage in order to foster and strengthen its understanding in society.

It was the first to be founded (in 1830) and is the most visited in the country. It is popularly known as “Museum of the Whale”, by its skeleton of Balaenoptera borealis. The whale is called Greta and it is stood in its central hall.

Greta Whale (Source: MNHN)

 

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Áo Dài

The áo dài is a Vietnamese national costume.

The Ao dài along with the Vietnamese hat, called Non La, are one of the most characteristic distinctives of the culture of Vietnam.

Áo dài is now most commonly worn by women but can also be worn by men.

 

 

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My Little Pony

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My Little Pony is an entertainment franchise developed by Hasbro which is marketed primarily to girls. The first toys were developed by Bonnie Zacherle, Charles Muenchinger, and Steve D’Aguanno, and were produced in 1981. The ponies feature colorful bodies, manes and a unique symbol on one or both sides of their flanks. These are referred to in the two most recent incarnations as “cutie marks.”

My Little Pony has been revamped at least four times with new and more modern looks to appeal to a new market.

Following the original My Pretty Pony toy, introduced in 1981, My Little Pony was launched in 1983 and the line became popular during the 1980s. The original toy line ran from 1983 to 1995 (1992 in the US), and inspired animated specials, an animated feature-length film, and four animated television series (Wikipedia).

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Santa Clara Museum – Colombia

The Santa Clara Museum occupies the space of the ancient temple of the Royal Convent of Santa Clara, built in 1647. It is located in the Historic Center of Bogota. It has a large collection of paintings and sculptures from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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Bell tower

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The building is considered one of the most representative samples of the architecture of the XVII and XVIII centuries in Bogota.

Santa Clara Museum

 

 

 

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Thai Bookmarks

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Bookmarks handmade of wood and metal. They were elaborated with Thailand Ancient Art Style.
The bookmarks include the national symbol of Thailand: the elephant.

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Historia de un oso / Bear Story

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“Story of a Bear” is a book based on the self-titled animated short, that won an Oscar Award this year.

The production was directed by Gabriel Osorio, who worked during four years with his team to tell a story that was inspired in the exile and family.

It is a story That tells the life of a big and old bear, and for awful it is sad Reasons and alone. The bear builds a diorama. While the magic box is being winded, a world built the bear With its own hands emerges. It is a remembering of past ITS happy life, When the bear was bear With its wife and Its circus bear are enslaved to it before and Took it out of ITS house to work whips and by receiving force.

The story is inspired by the exile of Osorio’s grandfather during the military government in Chile. He was separated of his family and he met his grandson when the kid was 8 years old. With the short film, spectators of other countries can understand the metaphor of their own past or humanity and others identifies the animal mistreatment.

 

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Museo del Oro / Golden Museum

The Gold Museum (Spanish: El Museo del Oro) is a famous museum located in Bogotá, Colombia.

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The museum displays a selection of pre-Columbian gold and other metal alloys, being the biggest collection in the world .
Together with pottery, stone, shell, wood and textile archaeological objects, these items, made of what to indigenous cultures was a sacred metal, testify to the life and thought of different societies which inhabited what is now known as Colombia before the conquest of the Spanish.

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My librarian colleague Ximena, gave me these bookmarks. 🙂

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