January 28, 2011

Effective & Worthwhile NGOs

"When we grow old, there can only be one regret – not to have given enough of ourselves." — Eleonora Duse. 
Engaging in NGO work is the best thing to do with one's free time. It becomes even more rewarding when you have no 'free time'. Alongside his work with antiquities for various organizations and museums, as well as running his own ancient art business, Mr. Samuel Merrin is deeply involved with several non-profit organizations.

Identified as reputable and effectual from first-hand experience, Samuel Merrin would like to invite others to 'join in' with some of these NGOs.

DOROT's University Without Walls is an e-learning, educational program for senior citizens that allows both students and teachers to work from home. It is highly advantageous to both parties as they each save time, expenses, and especially effort in travel – very practical for home-bound elderly people. The students are instructed by hobbyists, academics or even leading experts in their fields, who are able to pass on their knowledge to people that have already been through so much in life, but are still curious.

January 1, 2011

Video: Ancient Maya War Vase in 360°

New Year's greetings from Samuel Merrin and the Merrin Gallery! As Sam is one of the preeminent dealers in the field of ancient art, particularly that of pre-Columbian times, the Merrin Gallery has prepared an exclusive video of one of Samuel Merrin's favorite pieces, a war vase crafted by the Maya almost 3,000 years ago. Depicting a battle scene—it is a rarity among their works.

An all-around view of the vase illuminates both it's beauty and history, through the skillful mastery of the outer decoration:

Update: Read a detailed analysis of Mr. Merrin's Maya vase—on its history, meaning and uniqueness. 

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