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How do you recreate the Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan in Minecraft? Block by block, of course!

In conjunction with the exhibition Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, the de Young Museum recently released its free Minecraft map of Teotihuacan. The map allows players to visit the ceremonial center of this ancient metropolis and explore towering pyramids, grand plazas, maze-like apartment complexes, and more, all on a 1:1 scale.

Catherine Coueignoux is an associate object conservator with an expertise in furniture conservation. In this post from the object conservation lab, she discusses a decorative technique known as marquetry used in the making of an 18th-century French writing table.
 

Research for our Degas exhibition sheds light on mercury and the origins of the “Mad Hatter”.

What does a UC Berkeley student interested in fashion think of the Summer of Love?

Watch this video interview to see our new mural in the heart of Haight-Ashbury.

Come to our Page Views meetup to discuss The Girls by Emma Cline.