Friday, August 1, 2014

Art: Giovanni Boldini

Giovannin Boldini
Suonatrice di liuto e ascoltatrice (A Lute Player and a Listener)

Boldini painted mostly portraits and didn't marry until he was 80 years old. I like the brightness of this painting and the relaxed form of the two women. It is both lively and calm.

I found this painting at the Sacramento Crocker Art Museum, it is a loan by the de Limur Family to the Museum.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

lab hours more

I forgot to add in the docent hours (2) from last weds.

lab hours

research for project
3 hours searching for ceramics with similar fish net design as the teacup
found one for sale online and finally another one in a book
2 hours researched on google books any information on spade fans and the teacup
2 hours trying to find information on trade beads, trying to determine what kind of nut was used on the necklace in the collection
2 hours finding books in the library
2.5 hours organizing the information

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

lab hours

2.5 hours online research of artifacts. I found historical information in a google book that related to the tea trade that leads me to rule out that the tea cup was from a "chief" in the South Pacific, due to the information… I haven't found a similar tea cup online from Japan.

I found similar wood beads, but not glass beads.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

lab hours

3 hours docenting

Repatriation post

Item 1
"Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State 
Museum, Albany, NY"
"History and Description of the Cultural items
    In the late 19th century, 76 cultural items were removed from the 
property [[Page 36243]]
of the former Christian Science Church located in Lansingburg, 
Rensselaer County, NY, by Reverend O.C. Auringer of Troy, NY. Museum 
records indicate that the cultural items were found in association with 
human burials, but the human remains are not present in the 
collections. The unassociated funerary objects from this site are 65 
tubular and round glass beads, 4 discoidal shell beads, 1 tubular bone 
bead, 1 stone bead, 1 perforated brass child's thimble, 1 small 
crescent-shaped shell bead, 1 small lead bird figure, and 2 perforated 
triangular brass projectile points."
Federal Notice

Item 2
"Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco 
State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA"
"SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the 
cultural items meet the definition of sacred objects and objects of 
cultural patrimony and repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below 
may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of 
any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with 
the cultural items may contact the San Francisco State University 
NAGPRA Program."
"At an unknown date, 1 cultural item, a pestle,was removed from 
site site CA-SON-UNK (Dry Creek) in Sonoma County, CA. At an unknown date,
the pestle labeled ``Dry Creek near Healdsburg, CA'' was donated to the 
San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology, by an 
unknown person. Based on consultation and ethnographic research, the 
pestle is an object of cultural patrimony. The age of site CA-SON-UNK 
(Dry Creek) is unknown but the site is located within the historically 
documented territory of Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, 
California (previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians of California)."
Federal Notice

Item 3

"Notice of intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item in the Posession of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (June 4, 2001). In 1905 the Peabody Museum received a donation of a "camas digger made of antler" that came from a Quinault grave in Washington the museum agreed to return it to the Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation."
(American Indian Art, Vol. 27(4):101, Autumn 2002). I enjoyed doing this research especially when looking at the American Indian Art magazines. There is a lot of information in the articles that I have heard from relatives only through word of mouth. Now I know where to find the sources with written evidence.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

lab hours


1 hour catalog review
(?) 4 hours at San Jose Museum of Contermporary Art and the quilting museum