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Culture-bis Ressourcerie des arts, des langues et de la culture Culture-bis est une association à but non-lucratif, crée à Paris en 2006, et dont le siège social se trouve à Paris (France).

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The Library's collection of papers from Thomas Jefferson—diplomat, architect, scientist and third president of the United States—is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Explore the digitized collection: loc.gov/collections/thomas-jefferson-papers/about-this-collection/?loclr=fbloc

The collection includes a draft of what would become the Declaration of Independence, penned by Jefferson in 1776: loc.gov/resource/mtj1.001_0545_0548/?sp=1/?loclr=fbloc

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Today marks the 850th anniversary of the murder of #ThomasBecket, Archbishop of Canterbury.

The murder was committed in a side chapel of Canterbury Cathedral by a group of knights with close ties to King Henry II, and the atrocity sent shockwaves around medieval Europe.

Read about the murder that shook the Middle Ages in our curators’ blog post: http://ow.ly/aYO630q5qB9

Learn more about our upcoming special exhibition on Becket’s life and legacy, opening April 2021, and sign up for updates to be the first to know when tickets go on sale: http://ow.ly/6IvK30roExy #Becket2020

🔎 Alabaster sculpture showing the murder of Thomas Becket, about 1450, England. Read more: http://ow.ly/PsEn30roU1T

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#culturebis > Ressourcerie des arts, des langues et de la culture

Madame de Pompadour was born #OnThisDay in 1721. Many portraits were painted of her, the mistress of Louis XV and one of the most famous figures of her time. Although the grandest, this portrait by Drouais is also the most naturalistic image of her, which avoids the rigid formality or mythological trappings of much court portraiture. Instead, we encounter Madame de Pompadour as a homely woman accompanied by one of her dogs, a black King Charles spaniel, in her salon (a living or drawing room) at her apartment in Versailles as she works at a tapestry (tambour) frame. Rather than the international celebrity she had become by the end of her life, when this portrait was painted, she is presented as an almost matronly figure embodying bourgeois virtue and industry: https://bit.ly/2MryJCN

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Musée d'Orsay

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#culturebis > Ressourcerie des arts, des langues et de la culture

As we close 2020 to welcome the new year, your #NationalMuseumPH #Cordillera Rice Terraces Museum features a glutinous-based rice cake locally referred to as “binakle”, otherwise known as “imbuleh” or “boklay”, in Ifugao.

The Cordillera region’s numerous traditional rituals and festivities reflect how food and culture are of paramount importance among the different indigenous people’s groups of this mountain region. Among a variety of rice delicacies, binakle is the most traditionally prepared in most parts of Ifugao and is especially made after the rice harvest in a community feast called “ahi-bakle” or rice cake season. A witness to a bountiful harvest from the rice terraces, ahi-bakle is regarded as thanksgiving occasion where post-harvest rituals are performed by the “mumbaki” or native priests as offering to the gods. It is a simple yet festive activity that gathers neighborhood folks, and much awaited by children and adults as it draws them together in the preparation of the food.

The making of binakle first involves the unhusking of the grains by manual pounding using the the ‘luhung’ (mortar) and ‘al-u’ (pestle). Three persons usually work simultaneously to pound about 2-3 bundles of rice, and the rhythm of the trio’s pounding sounds add up to the fun while the women do the winnowing to separate the chaff from the grains.

After pounding, the newly unhusked grains are next softened by soaking it in water for about 20-30 minutes, then the grains are drained and pounded again, this time to pulverize it. The powder-fine grains are then put over a “ligau” or a winnower designed to separate the refined powder from the coarse granules, which would be pounded again until all the grains are fine and good to be prepared for the cake.

Traditionally, the powdered rice is simply mixed with enough water and sugar to taste. In more recent times, however, a number of people have turned to adding flavors to the batter to offer some variety. Much preferred flavorings are black sesame seeds, ground peanuts and coconut meat. Other areas in Ifugao on the other hand use sweet potato or cassava to add a starchy taste to the rice cake.

When the batter is ready, the banana leaves or rattan leaves that were earlier gathered for wrapping are passed over fire to both smoothen the leaves as well as to make them more durable for the folding, so that the leaves do not easily get torn when used for wrapping. The batter is then scooped onto the leaf wrap, which is thereafter rolled and slightly pressed to evenly distribute it inside the leaf. Both ends are folded to secure the batter inside the wrap. The wrapped batter is steamed over a huge cauldron until it is fully cooked.

Around 60 to 100 pieces of binakle may be prepared from 2-3 bundles of rice. Every household in the community prepares this delicacy as something to be shared among family, community, as well as with the unseen, from whom these blessings are believed to come. Thus, it is never to be wasted, but always valued and shared.

With its carbohydrate content, the binakle is preferred as a take-along snack for laborious work that usually requires people to spend long hours away from the settlement, such as tending to swidden farms and distant rice fields, and when men leave for the mountains for several days to gather firewood or hunt.

#MuseumFromHome
#Binakle #Imbuleh #Boklay

The photos were taken at the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPED) Center in Kiangan, Ifugao, during the Binakle Festival 2019. Said festival is celebrated by the town of Kiangan every year after harvest season. The photos show students, teachers and community people of Kiangan joyfully participating in the making of the binakle and the youth enjoying the delicacy.

Text and photos by V. M. Pineda/NM Cordillera Rice Terraces Site Museum

©National Museum of the Philippines (2020)

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El 29 de diciembre de 1711, el rey Felipe V aprobaba el plan de creación de la Biblioteca Nacional. ¡Cumplimos 309 años!

📷Vista interior del salón central de lectura de la Biblioteca Nacional
http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/bdh0000152596

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Ouvrez le plus merveilleux coffre-fort de France avec les trésors de la BnF. Nous vous invitons à commencer vos découvertes avec la Bible de Gutenberg. Sa beauté, sa renommée et la diffusion rapide de la technique, révolutionnaire, de production, en ont fait un livre emblématique de la culture occidentale.

La Bible de Gutenberg est reconnue comme le premier ouvrage d’envergure à avoir été imprimé au moyen de caractères mobiles. Elle a été produite à Mayence, florissante cité de la vallée du Rhin et du Saint-Empire Romain Germanique, au milieu des années 1450. Cette première œuvre imprimée est aussi l’une des plus abouties que l’Europe médiévale ait engendrées.

La BnF possède deux des quatre exemplaires de la Bible de Gutenberg conservés sur le sol français. Chacun de ces deux exemplaires présente des caractéristiques propres : l'un a été imprimé sur parchemin et est orné de décors peints, l'autre est imprimé sur papier et porte des notes manuscrites d'une importance historique capitale ; tous deux portent des traces anciennes d'usage, de correction. Bien qu'ayant été produite au moyen d'une technique mécanique, chacune de ces deux Bibles est une œuvre unique.

À une époque où les bibles de lutrin de grande taille, utilisées dans les monastères pour la lecture durant l'office ou au réfectoire, sont à nouveau très prisées – alors que depuis le XIIIe siècle les bibles de poche parisiennes étaient les plus communément utilisées –, il choisit de faire paraître sa Bible en deux volumes de grand format et lance une souscription avant même sa parution en 1454-1455. Tout au long du XVe siècle se succédèrent quatre-vingts éditions qui servirent de modèle à des éditions ultérieures.

Ainsi, le statut du texte sacré se trouvait bouleversé puisqu'il devenait un objet commercial dont l'exclusivité échappait désormais à l'Église ; il devenait également objet d'étude pour les savants et humanistes de la Renaissance désireux de retrouver la pureté du texte originel ; en favorisant l'alphabétisation, l'imprimerie rendit aussi l'accès aux Écritures possible au plus grand nombre, favorisant certainement la diffusion de la Réforme.

Le texte, celui de la Vulgate en latin, se présente sur deux colonnes de 42 lignes chacune, d'où l'appellation de "Bible à 42 lignes" ; il est divisé en chapitres, le caractère employé ressemble à celui des livres liturgiques, très pratique pour la lecture publique, lisible à un mètre de distance. Il est imprimé sur parchemin ; des espaces blancs avaient été laissés pour les lettrines qui furent enluminées à la main ensuite ; son aspect ressemble à s'y méprendre à celui d'un manuscrit. Les premiers acquéreurs avaient le choix entre l'exemplaire sur papier pesant 13,5 kg ou celui sur parchemin, beaucoup plus lourd, 22,5 kg.

Vous pouvez consulter ce patrimoine exceptionnel depuis chez vous, sur notre bibliothèque numérique Gallica BnF https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9912811/

« Les trésors de la BnF » : un documentaire inédit France 5, à revoir en streaming jusqu'au 27 janvier https://www.france.tv/documentaires/art-culture/2154897-les-tresors-de-la-bibliotheque-nationale-de-france.html

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The #NationalMuseumPH welcomes a very special visitor.

Filipino International artist David Medalla poses next to his 1957 self-portrait at the National Museum of Fine Arts. Created when he was only 15 years old, the artist related to us that he used mud with this oil on canvas painting. Retrospective stories like this not only enrich our knowledge about this painting, such information becomes part of our documentation to give us a better picture in conserving the National Fine Art Collection. Thank you, Mr. Medalla. #nationalmuseumph

Photo by Ceres Canilao/NMP FAD

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

28/12/2020
Musée d'Orsay

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Focus sur les Chanteurs d'Oiseaux !

Jean Boucault et Johnny Rasse se sont emparés du chant des oiseaux, dont ils parviennent à reproduire la musicalité et la beauté, pour créer un genre musical à part entière.
Avec Lidija Bizjak au piano et la violoniste Geneviève Laurenceau, ils ont imaginé un spectacle musical alliant répertoire classique et interprétation des chants d’oiseaux du monde entier. Emerveillement garanti pour le spectateur !

À retrouver en accès libre ce mardi 29 décembre à partir de 18h sur notre site et notre chaine YouTube.
➡️bit.ly/SymphonieOiseaux_Orsay

Réalisation de Gordon et François-René Martin. Co-production musée d’Orsay - Camera lucida productions.

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For the holiday season, we invite you to lunch! 😋 ⤵️

🧀 A pewter dish sits in the center of a table covered with a cloth marked by sharply-creased folds. A cut ham sits in the dish, next to an impressive pile of three of cheeses and, to the left, a blue ceramic plate loaded with food. In the foreground are different breads and a knife. In the background, a drinking-glass, a grey earthenware jug, and a pewter pot may be seen.

🔎 Known in the northern European tradition as an "ontbitje" (meaning a still-life depicting a breakfast, or a light meal to be taken at any time of day) this « still-life with ham » by Floris van Schooten followed a stringent set of aesthetic principles and compositional rules.

👀 The table, shown from the front and aligned with the bottom edge of the picture space, is covered with a cloth. The viewer looks down onto the objects arranged on the tabletop, and these are usually spread out, and clearly separated from one another. The picture presents an overall view of the foodstuffs, which are seemingly in the process of being eaten.

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📷 © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux

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This week on #MaritimeMonday, the #NationalMuseumPH features the Tagbita Bay shipwreck that was accidentally found by fishermen off the shores of Sitio Tagbita, Municipality of Rizal, southwest Palawan.

The National Museum of the Philippines, along with a private partner, began investigations in 2003 and periodically carried out archaeological excavations until 2007. The shipwreck lies at 27 meters below sea surface level on a mud and silt seabed and measured approximately 50 meters long and 12 meters wide. The excavations proved very challenging due to the very low on-site visibility brought about by heavy sediment deposition from two nearby rivers, one of which contained mine tailings.

More than 500 archaeological materials were recovered that included ship structures and on-board utilitarian items such as ceramics, glass, metal, wood and organic materials (tea). The lower hull of the vessel was covered with copper sheathing, a diagnostic feature for English vessels during the 18th century CE. The English Royal Navy pioneered the application of copper sheathings in wooden ships to protect its hull from Teredo navalis (shipworm). Another remarkable find is a navigational instrument called sextant that was found alongside two (2) glass lenses and a set of circular three-hinged frames. Sextants are instruments that measure the angle between a celestial body and the horizon called an altitude.

Many objects have distinguishing features such as proprietary brand names and manufacturer’s marks that helped in identifying the origins of the ship and its crew. Some glass objects were embossed with ‘Webbs Double Soda, London’ and ‘Majesty, Islington, London’. A rectangular medical bottle is embossed with ‘Geo: Curling & Comp St May Axe London’ – a wholesale pharmaceutical company based in London. A condiment bottle is embossed with Lea & Perrins – a famous brand of Worcestershire Sauce established in the early 1800s by the chemists John Lea and William Perrins.

The ceramics comprised jars, dishes, and mugs with English and Chinese provenance. Some stoneware jars were embossed with manufacturer’s marks such as ‘J.T. Morton Provision Merchants, 107 108 & 109 Leadhall St London Powell Bristol, Regd March, and ‘D. Beatson Wemyss BT Island & Kirkaldy’.

The shipwreck and on-board material evidence points to an English vessel that sank during the mid-to late-19th century CE. The ample presence of tea chests in the lower holds strongly suggest that the vessel may have been a Clipper-type ship that engaged in tea trade between China and England during this period.

The vessel’s location is very significant since Palawan at this time was part of the Sulu Sultanate that was heavily involved in the trade between the English and the Chinese. Sulu provided maritime and jungle products, these include tripang (sea cucumber), bird’s nest, wax, camphor, mother of pearl, tortoise shell, shark’s fin, cinnamon, pepper, cocoa as merchandise to be exchanged with the British East India Company who, in turn, exchange these products in China for primarily tea, along with textiles, ceramics and other Chinese merchandise that Europe needed.

Archaeological study is very important in supporting accurate interpretation of past events, which helps in reconstructing our history. When a site is disturbed or pilfered, we lose information forever without the significant context to assist us in piecing together our story. This is much more valuable than the selfish individual’s monetary gain or enriching their personal collections. Our heritage and recounting its narrative through material culture benefits future generations and our aspirations as a nation. If you see or have knowledge of sites being looted, report to your local government authorities immediately or contact the closest NMP office near you.

#MuseumFromHome
#StayHomeStaySafe
#BeatCOVID19

Poster and Text by Nero Austero, MUCHD
Photo Credits: Tagbita Bay Site Photomosaic – Dennis Hunter and Pauli Eichel

© National Museum of the Philippines (2020)

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