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Embracing the Sacred: The Story of Glencairn Museum

This 30-minute, award-winning documentary film, “Embracing the Sacred: The Story of Glencairn Museum,” features spectacular aerial photography of Glencairn, Cairnwood, and Bryn Athyn Cathedral, rare archival footage, and historic photographs.

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Something for ‪#‎SelfieSunday‬. This clay figurine of a female musician in Glencairn’s Asian Gallery dates to 7th-century China (early Tang Dynasty). Food, articles of daily life, and ceramic representations of people were often included in tombs, along with anything else considered necessary for the afterlife.
http://www.glencairnmuseum.org/hours-and-tours/

Something for ‪#‎SelfieSunday‬. This clay figurine of a female musician in Glencairn’s Asian Gallery dates to 7th-century China (early Tang Dynasty). Food, articles of daily life, and ceramic representations of people were often included in tombs, along with anything else considered necessary for the afterlife.

http://www.glencairnmuseum.org/hours-and-tours/

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A corner of the Great Hall of Glencairn Museum

A corner of the Great Hall of Glencairn Museum

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Abandoned Pullman baggage car on an abandoned stretch of track in Lambertville, New Jersey

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Door to the north porch in the great hall of Glencairn Museum.

Door to the north porch in the great hall of Glencairn Museum.

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Osiris or Pharaoh

Osiris or Pharaoh

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"Benny" the eagle

"Benny" the eagle

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German Christmas pyramid in the shape of a Christmas tree, shot using a slow shutter speed. This pyramid is 39.4” tall, hand crafted by Christian Ulbricht.

German Christmas pyramid in the shape of a Christmas tree, shot using a slow shutter speed. This pyramid is 39.4” tall, hand crafted by Christian Ulbricht.

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In the first chapter of the biblical book of Genesis, God created man and woman on the sixth day of creation. This and other scenes from the creation story are depicted in the “Days of Creation” fireplace arch in Glencairn Museum’s upper hall. In the Glencairn relief, a man and woman are the central focus of the composition; they are shown at the top center of the arch, kneeling beneath a fruit-bearing tree in the Garden of Eden.

Read more about the “Days of Creation” fireplace arch here:

http://www.glencairnmuseum.org/newsletter-news/may-2012-days-of-creation-fireplace-arch-in-glencairn.html

In the first chapter of the biblical book of Genesis, God created man and woman on the sixth day of creation. This and other scenes from the creation story are depicted in the “Days of Creation” fireplace arch in Glencairn Museum’s upper hall. In the Glencairn relief, a man and woman are the central focus of the composition; they are shown at the top center of the arch, kneeling beneath a fruit-bearing tree in the Garden of Eden.

Read more about the “Days of Creation” fireplace arch here:

http://www.glencairnmuseum.org/newsletter-news/may-2012-days-of-creation-fireplace-arch-in-glencairn.html

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Courtyard of an antique shop overlooking the Delaware River in Lambertville, PA

Courtyard of an antique shop overlooking the Delaware River in Lambertville, PA

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Aug 9
Portrait of Emanuel Swedenborg (1668-1772)

This 196-year-old portrait of Emanuel Swedenborg, on exhibit in Glencairn Museum’s upper hall, was painted by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik von Breda (1759–1818). In storage for many years, in 2003 the portrait was examined by an art historian and cleaned by a conservator. When certain areas of repainting were removed from the surface, something appeared on the portrait that surprised everyone involved. Read about it here:
http://ow.ly/nMALv

Portrait of Emanuel Swedenborg (1668-1772)

This 196-year-old portrait of Emanuel Swedenborg, on exhibit in Glencairn Museum’s upper hall, was painted by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik von Breda (1759–1818). In storage for many years, in 2003 the portrait was examined by an art historian and cleaned by a conservator. When certain areas of repainting were removed from the surface, something appeared on the portrait that surprised everyone involved. Read about it here:

http://ow.ly/nMALv

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Aug 4
The fountain at Logan Square, Philadelphia, in August.

The fountain at Logan Square, Philadelphia, in August.

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Bryn Athyn College and Bryn Athyn Cathedral, seen from the third-floor balcony of Glencairn Museum.

Bryn Athyn College and Bryn Athyn Cathedral, seen from the third-floor balcony of Glencairn Museum.

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Elephants carved on pilasters on the tower of Glencairn Museum.

Elephants carved on pilasters on the tower of Glencairn Museum.

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