Friday, 23 September 2011

The Sedgwick Museum

Adam Sedgwick FRS (1785 - 1873)
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, opened in 1904, is the geology museum of the University of Cambridge in England. It is part of the Department of Earth Sciences and is located on the University's Downing Site in Downing Street, Central Cambridge, England.
The Sedgwick Museum houses a magnificent collection of fossil animals and plants of different geological ages from all over the world.
I went to visit the Sedgwick Museum when I was on holiday with my mum who lives in Cambridge.
Adam Sedgwick (22 March 1785 – 27 January 1873) was one of the founders of modern geology whom the museum is named after.

Head of one of the fossils

Deinotherium giganteum
One of the smaller fossils

Alex Fox

2 comments:

  1. As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.
    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.
    Browsing at wahooart.com the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, http://EN.WahooArt.com/@/EdwardHopper ,in the big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting reproductions can be made and sent to them.
    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes and diners that I ate at all over America.

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