The British Museum, Victoria and Albert, and Mozart’s Requiem at Southbank Centre
The British Museum
The British Museum is the quintessential historical/cultural museum. It combines an enormous collection of physical objects with unparalleled research facilities. Some of the collection was gathered up during the height of the British Empire in locales where the indigenous leadership (if any) had little interest in saving historical artifacts — or was unable to stop the collection activities. Some of those areas, now modern nation states, would now like their stuff back. There is an overarching question as to whether or not the objects would still exist if they hadn’t been collected and shipped to England.
The Victoria and Albert Museum
An eclectic collection of modern and old. Contemporary fashion and fabrics to ancient marble statues — and reproductions. A huge collection.
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- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Zeiss 12mm | ISO 800 | 1/50 | f/5.6
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- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Zeiss 12mm | ISO 1600 | 1/60 | f/7.1
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 55mm | ISO 800 | 1/25 | f/7.1
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- Fujifilm X20 | 11.3mm | ISO 1600 | 1/9 | f/2.8