Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hoarders - New attention raises awareness - News > Obsessive

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TLCcable show visits Vallejo hoarder's home - Vallejo Times Herald:

"Obsessive collecting combined with difficulty throwing things away -- hoarding -- is a disorder that has gained widespread public awareness in recent years.
It has even spawned two reality TV cable network shows. The crew for one of those shows was in Vallejo taping this past week.

The subject of TLC's 'Hoarding: Buried Alive,' who will remain unnamed, was chosen after she was forced to leave her home for safety reasons, said show executive producer Alon Orstein in an email."

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'Compulsive' art collector builds French museum + Other Museum Stories

'Compulsive' art collector builds French museum to display ancient treasures | Culture | The Observer:
A Roman sculpture of the empress Domitia is among the antiquities going on display.
"A young British entrepreneur who has amassed a spectacular collection of art and antiquities, ranging from Egyptian reliefs to masterpieces by Rubens and Picasso, is to display the works in a new multi-million-pound museum in the south of France.

Christian Levett, the 41-year-old son of an Essex bookmaker, is to throw open the doors of the Mougins Museum of Classical Art next month for visitors to admire approximately 700 works spanning 5,000 years that he has acquired over the past seven years."

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#CivilWar photo Exhibit sheds light on history (Norwich, CT) + More Civil War Photograph stories

Civil War photos shed light on history - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin:
"A look into the soul of the 19th century by renowned photograph collector Matthew Isenburg promises a view into a forgotten world Monday at Slater auditorium.

“A look at a photograph of a man who died at Antietam during the Civil War, rather than an illustration, brings the subject to life,” Isenburg, a Hadlyme resident, said. “You’re looking into his soul.”

Isenburg will present a slide lecture featuring photographs from the 1850s to the 1870s, according to William Champagne, of the Norwich Historical Society, the group sponsoring the program."

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Barbed wire tells the History of the West + #Tattoo and #Decor

Barbed Wire.Image by kevwhelan via Flickr

History of the West told through barbed wire - The Herald Journal: Home:
"Ever since he was newly married and living in Dallas, Texas, the now-retired Chamblee has been collecting samples of rare and historic barbed wire.
'I read an article in True West magazine about barbed wire,' Chamblee said. 'Then I went outside and found three different kinds of barbed wire shown in the article on my fence. So I started looking around for more.'"

Glass spheres with human skulls | Ohio Glassware Museum Exhibit

Exhibit Review | Ohio Glass Museum: Orbs, more colorful, fascinating | The Columbus Dispatch:
Glass spheres with skulls inside  by  Mark Matthews
"In addition to marbles and crackle glass, the exhibit includes about 20 pieces from the museum's archives of goofus glass - pressed glass"

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Exploded Human skull from the Zoological Museu...Image via Wikipedia

Rockhounds Gem Mineral and Fossil show Webster County - is it Indiana? + News

Rocks of ages - | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Info. - The Messenger:
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-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Sue Ellen Linn, 11, of Lehigh, arranges some of her rocks Saturday at the annual River Valley Rockhounds Gem Mineral and Fossil show at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Many of her specimens are from Nevada.
"Sue Ellen Linn, of Lehigh, had a table full of rocks and minerals she was selling Saturday at the annual River Valley Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Fossil show on the Webster County Fairgrounds.

Linn has been collecting since she was 6.

'I just started picking them up,' she said.

Linn is now 11, making her the youngest vendor at the show."

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