Posts Tagged ‘Heritage’

Fotopedia Heritage App

February 28, 2012

Here on TOTD we have been bringing you the best of the web for a number of years. We will from now on also be bringing you the occassional app! Today’s app is fotopedia Heritage available for iphone and ipad for free from itunes.

This app brings you 30,000 stunning photos of  the world’s collective cultural and natural human legacy. Created in conjuction with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre this app will have you lost for hours in the truely remarkable photography as well as interesting stories and information.

The app is currently only available from itunes and is free

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id383327395?mt=8&affId=1788472&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

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I Love Dippy

October 26, 2011

The Natural History Museum in London has plans to renovate the Central Hall but need your help. Here is their fundraising appeal:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/support-us/love-dippy/index.html

New Lanark 3D animation

July 26, 2011

This excellent piece of 3D animation is part of  The Scottish 10, a project that uses 3D laser scanning to create exceptionally accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, plus five international ones, as part of a process of conservation and management.

http://www.youtube.com/v/VJxLjqDJCM8

Site Readings at Mottisfont Abbey

July 4, 2011

Between the 2nd and the 29th July this year there will be an exhibition presented by the Portsmouth School of Architecture and the National Trust. It will cover a range of disciplines in architecture and design along with how these influence culture and the arts:

http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/events/title,135898,en.html

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-mottisfont

Fairytales and IP

May 6, 2011

“The Fairytale Map of Russia is a project aimed at collecting information about interesting sites, culture events and extraordinary museums devoted to fairytale characters representing this country’s diverse folklore traditions”.

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20110409/163282984.html

It seems, as reported in The Telegraph, that aUkrainian organisation is now arguing that some of these Russian fairytale characters are actually Ukranian, which raises issues about the intellectual property rights of folklore heritage.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/8481095/Russia-and-Ukraine-squabble-over-fairytale-characters.html

An Original Art Gallery

March 15, 2011

Here at Thing of the Day we love a bit of culture and enjoy nothing better than to see the latest exhibitions whether they be in art galleries, museums or outdoors. Here’s something the BBC have reported on recently with a very original setting for a gallery:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-12685951

WikiPizza

February 8, 2010

Buonjourno e benvenuti a Thing del Giorno!

Recently the European Union issued a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed Label for Neapolitan Pizzas which protects them from imitation. Not only does this give recognition to the food but it also recognises it as part of Europe’s Culinary Heritage.

If this has left you fancing a slice, whether it be a thin crust, deep pan or even a calzone, here’s a wiki that may help you choose one:

http://pizza.wikia.com/wiki/WikiPizza

International Noise Awarness Day

April 29, 2009

Today is the Center for Hearing and Communication’s International Noise Awareness Day which shows the potentially damaging effects noise can have on hearing. Here is the link for more information:

http://www.lhh.org/noise/

For those of you who like to dance whether it be twisting, jiving, traditional dances, tap or to do the fandango you may be interested to learn that today is also the International Dance Council’s Dance Day. The International Dance Council is within UNESCO and represents the art of dance across the world:

http://www.cid-unesco.org/_site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108&Itemid=71

Mind Your Language

March 6, 2009

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) conducts a survey into languages that are in danger of extinction. Here is an interactive map of world languages by region and how endangered they are:

http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?pg=00206