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Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum is an art gallery located in Arcadia, Pretoria in South Africa. The museum in Arcadia Park occupies an entire city block bounded by Park, Wessels and Johann Streets; the Pretoria Art Museum was established to house the City Council of Pretoria's Art Collection, built up since the 1930s. The collection received an early windfall in 1932 when Lady Michaelis bequeathed a large number of artworks to the city council after the death of her husband, Sir Max Michaelis; the collection consisted of 17th-century work of the "North Dutch school". South African works included pieces by Henk Pierneef, Pieter Wenning, Frans Oerder, Anton van Wouw and Irma Stern; the collection was housed in the Town Hall. As South African museums in Cape Town and Johannesburg had good collections of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century European art, it was decided to focus on compiling a representative collection of South African art. Aside from these artists, work by Pieter Hugo Naudé, Maggie Laubser and others was acquired.

The purchase of international work was focused on more affordable graphics prints from Europe and USA. More there was greater emphasis on contemporary South African art and building a more representative historical collection traditional arts and new-media. After the death of the sculptor Lucas Sithole 1994, half of his unfinished work by Haenggi Foundation was donated to the museum after documented by art historian Elza Miles; the South African collection now includes work by Judith Mason. Since the mid-1990s, the New Signatures competition is held at the Pretoria Art Museum; the Pretoria City Council in 1954 decided. The firm of architects Burg and Burg and W. G. McIntosh and the builder J. Zylstra Ltd was appointed; the curator of the Johannesburg Art Museum, Anton Hendriks in an advisory capacity, the city clerk of Pretoria, Henry Preiss, was the driving force behind the project. Building began on 26 January 1962 and the cornerstone was laid on 19 October 1962 by the Prime Minister Dr HF Verwoerd and the mayor of Pretoria, Councillor E. Smith.

The building of concrete and glass was completed over 18 months at a cost of R400,000. The design in the modern International Style design and technical innovations feasible at that time were used; the museum was inaugurated on 20 May 1964 by the new mayor of Pretoria, Dr PJ van der Walt. The first curator of the new Pretoria Art Museum, Dr. Albert Werth, was appointed early in 1963 and until his retirement in 1991 was director of the art museum. Additional exhibit space was created in 1975 with the creation of secretion of an open area between the entrance and the East Gallery, it was again in 1999 upgraded. In the latter case in preparation for the international exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: scientist, artist. An image Garden is on the stage, was added to the museum. List of museums in South Africa Pretoria Art Museum Official Website Pretoria Art Museum works list Trans migrations at Pretoria Art Museum

MS Oslofjord (1949)

MS Oslofjord was a combined ocean liner/cruise ship built in 1949 by Netherlands Dock and Shipbuilding Company in Amsterdam, Netherlands for Norwegian America Line. As built she was 16,844 gross register tons, could carry 620 passengers. In an incident that made international news, in January 1957, while in drydock in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, the MS Oslofjord tipped over and crashed against another ship. Eight crew members were injured and two were hospitalized. Two-hundred other crew members were trapped inside the ship for more than an hour before being rescued. In 1967–1968 she was chartered to Greek Line and from 1968 onwards to Costa Crociere, who renamed her MS Fulvia in 1969. Following an explosion in the engine room, the Fulvia caught fire near the Canary Isles on 19 July 1970, had to be evacuated, she sank on 20 July 1970. Norway-Heritage: Oslofjord Simplon Postcards: Oslofjord - Fulvia

Lungotevere Michelangelo

Lungotevere Michelangelo is the stretch of Lungotevere that links Piazza della Libertà to Piazza delle Cinque Giornate in Rome, in the Rione Prati. The Lungotevere is dedicated to Michelangelo Buonarroti, who created several works of art in the town; the boulevard is delimited by Ponte Giacomo Matteotti and Ponte Regina Margherita, while in an intermediate position rises Ponte Pietro Nenni, used by the trains of the Line A of the Rome Metro. Rendina, Claudio. Le strade di Roma. 2nd volume E-O. Newton Compton Editori, Rome. ISBN 88-541-0209-1