The Museum of Ordinary People

'This author's books just get better and better' Good Housekeeping 'Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories' Heat

Author: Mike Gayle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529344776

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The superb new novel from the bestselling author of Half A World Away and All the Lonely People. Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she's ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold. But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a strange archive of letters, photographs, curios and collections known as The Museum of Ordinary People. As they begin to delve into the history of the objects in their care, Alex and Jess not only unravel heartbreaking stories that span generations and continents, but also unearth long buried secrets that lie much closer to home. Inspired by a box of mementos found abandoned in a skip following a house clearance, The Museum of Ordinary People is a thought-provoking and poignant story of memory, grief, loss and the things we leave behind. 'This author's books just get better and better' Good Housekeeping 'Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories' Heat

Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

He has not had an apprentice or an assistant since leaving the museum . Richard Hunt always creates a Richard Hunt carving , down to the last painstaking detail . When Richard left Arts of the Raven , the Royal British Columbia Museum ...

Author: Goody Niosi

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1894384520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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The Order of British Columbia was established in 1989 to recognize and honour ordinary citizens who have made a difference in the lives of others. Goody Niosi offers the stories of 17 of these recipients, from well-known people like Rick Hansen and Robert Bateman to lesser-known heroes, including Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy, who has dedicated his life to AIDS research; Joan Acosta, who created the revolutionary newspaper The Westcoast Reader and helped adults acquire literacy and language skills; and Ric Careless, who has worked hard to ensure that precious wilderness areas are protected for future generations. Also showcased are Geraldine Braak, Dr. Leonel Perra, Dr. A. Hayward Rogers, Dr. Roger Tonkin, Grace Nielson, Hilda Gregory, Mel Cooper, Richard Hunt, Ross Purse, Takao Tanabe, Tim Frick and Merve Wilkinson. The foreword is written by former Supreme Court Justice Allan McEachern.

The Ordinary People of Essex

Ottawa : National Museum of Man , Mercury series no . 111 , 1982 . Fleure , H.J. “ Man and His Environment . ” In H.J. Fleure et al . , ed . , Geography , the World and Its Peoples . London , 1948. 312 . Fothergill , Charles .

Author: John Clarke

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773581258

Category: History

Page: 773

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Clarke covers a remarkable number of topics, including geographic factors in the choice of agricultural land, land acquisition and clearance, energy expended in clearing and planting the land, and selection of specific crops and their extent and yields in particular combinations of soils. He also investigates the geographic parameters for wheat production - which drove the local economy - and the cultural origins of farmers as it relates to their use of intensive and extensive agriculture. Brimming with detail and expert analysis, The Ordinary People of Essex is an illuminating study of settler life and the conditions that make it possible to found a community. It complements the author's award-winning Land, Power, and Economics.

Genesis for Ordinary People Second Edition

... abraham was born and is beautiful to behold. some people say that the story of abraham being told to sacrifice a ram caught in a thicket is based on an earlier theme which is highlighted by the figure now on display in the museum.

Author: Paul Poulton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532617157

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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The book of Genesis is considered by some people to be inspired, truthful, and sacred. Others think of it as a fairy story and wonder why people still believe such an ancient book. Genesis for Ordinary People doesn't shy away from the questions that go through people's minds as they read the first book in the Bible. Are there reasons it is trustworthy? In addressing these questions, Paul Poulton follows the intriguing thread that runs through the entire book of Genesis. He takes a good look at the story's wonderful (and flawed) people and beings, inviting readers to gaze into the garden of Eden to witness the reality of what actually happened there. He follows the storyline of Genesis but often looks back, adding a fresh perspective to Adam and Eve's enthralling lives. A fascinating picture emerges as the layers of Genesis accumulate.

Exodus for Ordinary People

Exodus 7:15–18 tells us that Moses made himself known to the pharaoh, probably by shouting something like this from the opposite riverbank: Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you, “Let my people go, so that they may ...

Author: Paul Poulton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498288927

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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The book of Exodus is sometimes viewed with skepticism--but it need not be. The stories it contains record a turning point in history where God begins to relate to human beings in a new way, and a nation takes its first faltering steps. A reluctant hero is chosen to lead a group of people who are not sure they want to be led at all. We can see ourselves reflected in the strains of the people in conflict with a major power of their day, and sometimes with each other. This second book of the Bible yields much that may go unnoticed by a cursory reading. There are lessons to learn, and an absorbing scene to watch--the gritty life of Jacob's descendants played out in the arena of ancient Lower Egypt. On close inspection we are able to figure out which pharaoh is in power, why Moses is sent to tend sheep in the wilderness, how Aaron acquired his metallurgy skills, and why he used them to cast a golden calf. Exodus for Ordinary People highlights many events that may have puzzled us when we've read the book of Exodus before, but the answers are there if we look.

Phone Home Berlin

If you start with the idea that museum funding comes from taxes, and that the bulk of taxes are paid by what might loosely be called 'ordinary people'; and that most of the rest comes from gambling profits, again, mostly provided by ...

Author: Nigel Cox

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864738004

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

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This provocative collection contains pieces both older and previously unpublished from the author's 20 year career. Readers will especially value the new material, pulled from his journalistic pieces written during his five-year employment at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Posthumously published, this book gives one last celebratory glance at a writer who colorfully captured everyday life in New Zealand and provided many with a stronger sense of place.

Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

Museums were pivotal instruments in 'the rendering of all facets of social life and “nature” visible, legible, rationally ordered, charted, staged' (Preziosi 1996, 98). Museums invited ordinary citizens to build knowledge through ...

Author: Tiina Roppola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135090593

Category: Art

Page: 322

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Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment transactions that comprise the intricate experiences of visitors? To strengthen the disciplinary knowledge base supporting exhibition design, we must understand more about what ‘goes on’ as people engage with the multifaceted communication environments that are contemporary exhibition spaces. The in-depth, visitor-centered research underlying this book offers nuanced understandings of the interface between visitors and exhibition environments. Analysis of visitors’ meaning-making accounts shows that the visitor experience is contingent upon four processes: framing, resonating, channeling, and broadening. These processes are distinct, yet mutually influencing. Together they offer an evidence-based conceptual framework for understanding visitors in exhibition spaces. Museum educators, designers, interpreters, curators, researchers, and evaluators will find this framework of value in both daily practice and future planning. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience provides museum professionals and academics with a fresh vocabulary for understanding what goes on as visitors wander around exhibitions.

Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City Debra E. Bernhardt, Rachel Bernstein ... Project oTHER iNSTiTUTioNS Lower East Side Oral History Project Other oral histories are from: Lower East Side Tenement Museum Museum of the ...

Author: Debra E. Bernhardt

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479802654

Category: History

Page: 240

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Brings to life the breathtaking and often heartbreaking stories of the workers who built New York City in the Twentieth Century Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives tells the stories of the men and women who built the City—of towering structures and the beam walkers who assembled them; of immigrant youths in factories and women in sweatshops; of longshoremen and typewriter girls; of dock workers and captains of industry. It provides a glimpse of the traditions they carried with them to this country and how they helped create new ones, in the form of labor organizations that provided recent immigrants, often overwhelmed by the intensity of New York life, with a sense of solidarity and security. Astounding in their own right, the book's photographic images, most drawn from seldom-seen labor movement photographers, are complemented by poignant oral histories which tell the stories behind the images. Among the extraordinary lives chronicled are those of Philip Keating, who, seven years after a fellow worker photographed him painting the Queensboro Bridge in 1949, plunged to his death from another worksite; William Atkinson, who broke the color bar at Macy’s and tells of fighting racism at home after fighting fascism abroad during World War II; and Cynthia Long, who fought gender barriers to become, in the late 1970s, an electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3. With narratives at the beginning of each section providing historical context, this book brings the past clearly, emotionally, and fascinatingly alive.

Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil

-Michael Berenbaum , Project Director , United States Holocaust Memorial Museum " I felt privileged to read this book . ... -Paul C. Rosenblatt , University of Minnesota , St. Paul What is it in the behavioral makeup of ordinary people ...

Author: Fred E. Katz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791414418

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

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What is it in the behavioral makeup of ordinary people, operating in the course of ordinary daily living, that lends itself to participating in horrendous activities -- and doing so at times with zeal, at times with joy, at times without duress? Katz demonstrates that we do not need any special behavioral equipment for doing evil. The very same behaviors can take us in both directions for either living humanely and decently or for doing evil. This book demonstrates how some of these processes work, and sensitizes us to the potential for evil in our ongoing daily activities. This knowledge about ordinary behavior can empower us to take charge of our own direction, and help us turn away from beguilings of evil when they come our way.

In Praise of Ordinary People

vanBeuningen Museum Rotterdam. Inventory no. ... the Kort en Klaer Ontwerp by Pieter National Libraryofthe Netherlands 9.6 List of workers/ordinary peoplerequired for Plockhoy's colony—page 16 ofthe Kort en Klaer Ontwerp.

Author: M. Jacob

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137380531

Category: History

Page: 290

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The discipline of social history has still not given enough attention to the ways in which the perceptions and roles of "ordinary" people changed over time. In these fascinating British and Dutch cases, we see how the study of this evolution imparts historical texture and enables us to understand early modernity with greater clarity.