Exploring the Global Story of Talavera in the Galleries

Two weeks ago, I gave a public talk at the museum titled The Global Story of Talavera Ceramics, which set out to trace the exchange of technology, shapes, and designs that influenced the distinctly Mexican art form of Talavera Poblana. This post aims to share aspects of Talavera's fascinating history as they were unfolded in the museum galleries through close observation of works … Continue reading Exploring the Global Story of Talavera in the Galleries

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Aunt May and the Blitz, Cont’d.

This post continues my account of my great-great-great aunt May's experiences during the Blitz, a series of heavy air raids carried out over London and other major British cities from 1940 – 1941 that resulted in over 40,000 civilian deaths. My last post related some of my discoveries leading up to my trip to London … Continue reading Aunt May and the Blitz, Cont’d.