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Roundup March, 24 2011

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01. Tattoos And The American Sailor: Exhibit At Mystic Seaport Opens

“A new exhibit at Mystic Seaport — “Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor” — chronicles the history of indelible body art among the nation’s working and fighting seamen. Displays include paintings, photographs and artifacts, including evil-looking needles that early tattooists used on their shipmates. There’s also an interactive Tattoo-A-Tron, which uses video projection to etch an ephemeral and painless image on a patron’s hand or forearm.” (Courant).

02. Ex-Middlesex & England spinner Fred Titmus dies ages 78

“Ex-England spinner Fred Titmus has died aged 78 following a long illness, his former county Middlesex have announced.” (BBC).

03. London 2012 Olympic Games Information Pavilion Competition

“London is the largest urban zone in the European Union with a cosmopolitan population of over 7.7 million residence. The London Games is being eagerly anticipated by millions of sporting fans around the world. The Games, which officially kicks off on the 27th July 2012 will see the arrival of world’s top athletes and their team officials representing various participating nations, international dignitaries, the Games officials and not to mention millions of supporters and fans.” (Arch Daily).

04. ‘Inspiration And Impact’: The Legacy Of The Hartford Steam Boiler Collection (Above)

“It is rare when the acquisition of a single collection of artworks transforms an established museum’s outlook and mission. Yet that, fortuitously, is what has happened at the beloved Florence Griswold Museum, long heralded as the home of American Impressionism.” (Bee).

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