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Feb 26, 2023Liked by Agnes Crawford

This sounds an absolutely fascinating exhibition. So glad you got to see and share it with us

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thanks Anne, it was indeed fascinating!

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Apr 18, 2023Liked by Agnes Crawford

The New York Review of Books has just (April 2023) published an essay by Ingrid D. Rowland about this show:

Mysteries of Use and Reuse

For the artists and patrons of medieval and early modern Rome, the repurposing of ancient objects involved a tangle of complex motives.

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2023/05/11/mysteries-of-use-and-reuse-recycling-beauty-ingrid-rowland/?utm_source=nybooks&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-share

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Feb 26, 2023Liked by Agnes Crawford

That was fabulous, thank you Agnes! There are some very cool Brown Boveri turbines at Montemartini, a special treat for fans of industrial machinery like me.

On my way back home from New Zealand where the main attractions were a cyclone, followed closely by an earthquake.

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Thanks! I shall investigate next time I'm near the turbines, I usually get sidetracked by the Bollinger concrete technology at Montemartini! & yikes, I hope you're unscathed.

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The cyclone damage is horrendous, the earthquake was a 6.2, what I call a recreational earthquake, at first you're shocked, then you ride with it until it's over. At least my 4th during the 25+ years we've been coming down.

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Feb 26, 2023Liked by Agnes Crawford

Such an interesting exhibition Agnes. Thanks for sharing - a beautifully written article.

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thanks! A presto!

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That looks like it was an incredible exhibition. Just seen the real fragments of the Colossus of Constantine on Friday. Also Ozymandias is my second favourite poem of all time so loved seeing that referenced in the most fitting article possible!

As an aside - fellow Travel Substacker (and Brit) here 👋🏻. I’m in Rome until the end of March, wondered if I could tempt you for an interview on art history, architecture, and your experience of living in Rome over the past decade?

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Thanks. Sure drop me an email at info@understandingrome.com and we'll sort something out!

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Thanks again Agnes for a lovely and informative mental jaunt to Italia from snowy Chicago.

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thanks for reading Jim!

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