Located in Baltimore's scenic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, this internationally renowned museum includes artwork from the 3rd millennium B.C.E. to works from the early 20th century. Its earlier art collection includes ivories, jewelry, enamels, and bronzes in America, a spectacular group of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts as well as Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Byzantine, Ethiopian, and western medieval art. Its more recent works include French paintings that represent every major art trend in the 19th century. The museum also holds special exhibitions of work from all eras and areas of the world.
Exhibition and interactive analysis of Archimedes' Palimpsest, nearly erased in 1229 and recently raised and recovered by the Walters .
William Noel, a dapper 46-year-old Cambridge Ph.D. with a slightly roguish charm, seems like a hero out of The Da Vinci Code. And that hasn’t escaped his notice. “At some point, it began to feel like a Dan Brown novel,” he says. Noel, the director of the Archimedes Palimpsest project and the curator of manuscripts and rare books at the Walters Art Museum, is describing his team’s long quest to preserve, image, and interpret lost writings of the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes to a crowd of well-heeled donors, for what must feel like the thousandth time. Like The Da Vinci Code, the story is full of high-tech gadgets and globetrotting detective/scholars, struggling to uncover ancient secrets...
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