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Special items of related metalwork, including silverwork and paintings, some of incomparable rarity and beauty, such as a silver Tibetan teapot with hundreds of semi precious stones and fine filigree work from the Dali Lamas Potala Palace workshop, also will be on display Mbt Sandals Online
Never before has a Chicago area museum presented such a wide spectrum of such weapons from Africa and Western Europe to Eastern Asia. It also is the first major edged weapon museum exhibition in the Chicago area in over half a century.
From the standpoint of the visitor to an exhibition of this type, the sword and its mini form, the dagger, represent many things ranging from fantasy to practical utility, and incorporate central concepts of science and engineering. The origins of the sword and dagger lie in the tool making trends of our pre human ancestors and 800,000 years of the search for better tools.
to illustrate techniques and provide additional perspective into the derivation of these weapons.
During the exhibition, the museum will offer a few carefully selected, fine books relevant to the swords for visitors of all ages and levels of expertise, including Donald La Roccas book on Himalayan arms and armor, Warriors of the Himalayas, for sale at moderate prices ranging from $20 to $65. Advance reservations are required for the exhibition. The entry fee is $5 per person and $3 for active duty military personnel.
Unlike many weapons accumulated by art collectors solely based on visual appeal, these weapons were selected by an expert in modern weapons design. The selection specifically was based on their quality of design as a weapon, the techniques used in manufacture, or their significance in the history of weapons.
The exhibition, which will run through Fall, 2010, will feature a collection of 50 swords and daggers, including a bronze sword from Luristan, Iran, and a Schivona from Venice, Italy. It provides an exceptional panoramic view of the origins, development, and ultimate evolution of this type of edged weapon. All swords and daggers are excellent to superlative examples of their type. A few are so rare that they may be the only ones in known existence.
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two story Italianate Victorian house donated to the Society in 1968 by Jean Butz James. The Societys mission is to discover, preserve, provide access to and disseminate the history of the general area and of Highland Park, in particular.
The Highland Park Historical Society was formed in 1966. Its Museum is a 12 room, Vans Shoes Hot Selling
Augmenting the exceptional nature of this exhibition, many of the displays use methods Vans Leather Shoes never before employed in museum exhibitions, to allow the visitor to view the back and front of the weapons simultaneously when they are not identical, and to see designs or patterns with sharp, clear visual detail.
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