Museum Blogs

  • Lt. Warre’s Huangpu River (Pt. 4)
    Let’s get back to Lt. Warre’s watercolor! Panorama of the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China, 1846-1847He starts panel number five by stating that the American flag you can see at the left is the temporary location of the American Consulate and that it is actually sitting on “British ground.” The location Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Dec 13 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Lt. Warre’s Huangpu River (Pt. 3)
    Panorama of the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China, 1846-1847Let’s continue with Lt. Warre’s panoramic view of the Huangpo River. As we move to panel three the scene starts to become quite a bit more crowded. Lt. Warre states that the mass of junks and European shipping is so thick at this Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Dec 11 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Lt. Warre’s Huangpu River (Pt. 2)
    As promised here are the first two panels of Lt. John Frederick Warre’s 1847-1847 view along the Huangpu River. The first image in the series places the viewer with Shanghai at his back looking down the Huangpu River towards “Woosung” (Wusong is now a district within Shanghai).  Warre describes Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Dec 7 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Lt. Warre’s Huangpu River (Part 1)
    Welcome to the first of a multi part series on a single object in our collection! I have been working on an exhibition called Sailor Made which opens in January. While searching for objects I decided to look at a panoramic watercolor of a scene on the Huangpu River, Shanghai, Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Dec 5 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Mystery solved!
    Hi all, We have been doing a lot of reorganizing of the lab recently in order to make room for two new employees joining us soon: an objects conservator, who will be working on the museum’s collection (not Monitor related) and a chemist, who will be in charge of Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Nov 28 2017By Elsa Sangouard