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philamuseum:

Conservators recently restored “Diana,” the best-known work of the most celebrated sculptor of the Gilded Age, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. After an extensive study of the artist’s methods and several phases of technical preparation, they made much-needed structural repairs to the sculpture and applied 180 square feet of gold leaf to restore its original shine. To see how much work went into the process, check out here.Conservators Andrew Lins, Alisa Vignalo, and Adam Jenkins apply gold leaf to “Diana” in the Great Stair Hall.


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awwww-cute:

Today my boyfriend bought a label maker


connyxoberst:

As most of you know, I started talking to Joan after reading her comments on xojane. It was before her comments hit this site with one of the fastest virally spreading posts in our fanbase’s history on tumblr. My initial reaction was to protect her from all of his fans who would be angry. I myself…

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thatsweetsoundof-humility:

Don’t you do what you’ve wanted to.


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allegoryofart:

A Woman Reading, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1869-70


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beatlesarthistory:

Compartment C, Car 293 by Edward Hopper // “Ticket to Ride” by The Beatles