Geeking Out on Gutenberg: Reboot

Happy Friday! It’s been a crazy, fun-filled week of family birthdays, a solar eclipse, and packing my eldest off to college. So today we're taking a brief hiatus from our Chinese adventure and hitting the books. Please enjoy this Museum Bites reboot of the amazing life of Johannes Gutenberg and his magical moving type machine. ... Continue Reading →

Washed Up

Giovanni Della Casa, the Italian Miss Manners of the Renaissance and all around scold, warns in his book, Galateo (1558) that a man must achieve a delicate balance when tending to his personal scent. He should not reek like a filthy beggar in the street, nor smell like he’s been bombed with an eye-watering amount of perfume.

Renaissance Man

Nicolaus Copernicus debunked the belief that the earth was at the center of the universe. Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, and Sir Francis Drake set sail across the globe, and quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519) made his debut.

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