Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Painting flesh on the bones


The complexity that was master cartographer, Matthew Flinders, was brought flagrantly to life on Sunday afternoon at the National Maritime Museum, when Robert Clancy (professor, physician, and map tragic), Paul Brunton (Curator at Mitchell Library, bon vivant and generally good bloke), and Miriam Estersen (biographer) were let loose with the bones.

Hard to convey what FUN this seminar was. The packed theatre resounded with gales of laughter. This museum and its event calendar has a special place in my heart.

To my immense delight, I met Judy who has about 90 letters from her aunt who nursed in India during WW1 and is interested in transcribing and preserving them. Right up my alley way!

14 comments:

Dina said...

It sounds and looks like a great day of learning. Here in Israel, his grandson, Sir Flinders Petrie, is more well known.
Have fun with those old letters.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful photo, Julie. It made me wish I'd been there, even before I read how much fun you had. I don't know anything about any of the people mentioned and yet it sounds fascinating.
And I'm so pleased you lucked into a WW1 project that interests you. You'll have fun with that, too.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Julie said...

Dina, FP was mentioned, as Estersen had previously been an ancient history buff and writer.

J Bar said...

Terrific silhouette.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

cara said...

I'm with Jim - beautifully expressive figures and that green is fab.

Ann said...

Brilliant photo. The silhouette and the strength in the hand, terrific.

diane said...

You find some interesting things to attend and generate tip top shots.

pietrzyk said...

Interesting picture.Greetings Andrzej.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Like all your readers I am impressed with this photo. I especially like they way we can see through their glasses and the hand gesture.

brattcat said...

Fabulous shot, fascinating gathering. Have fun with those letters.

Peter said...

simply great photo!

Virginia said...

This is a terrific portrait of these two Julie. The silhouette is genius and I love the animation. Bravo.
V

Dina said...

Oh good, glad Flinders was mentioned as well.

Julie said...

Hah! Dina, you are a little like me in that you follow up your comments. Nice to know.