Archive for August, 2013

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen acquires Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus by Lucas Cranach

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen acquires Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus by Lucas Cranach

. August 30, 2013

The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has acquired a portrait of the famous scholar Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) on long-term loan from the Erasmusstichting (Erasmus Foundation). The exquisite little panel was painted around 1530-36 by Lucas Cranach the Elder, one of the great masters of the German Renaissance. Until now the Dutch National Collection lacked a portrait […]

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UNESCO urges safeguarding of Syria’s cultural heritage

UNESCO urges safeguarding of Syria’s cultural heritage

. August 30, 2013

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has called on all parties involved in the conflict in Syria to safeguard the country’s cultural heritage and take all possible measures to avoid further destruction. The Director-General’s appeal followed a meeting of experts held at the Organization’s Headquarters today to examine an action plan aimed at preventing further […]

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Hepworth Wakefield opens The Calder new contemporary art space

Hepworth Wakefield opens The Calder new contemporary art space

. August 30, 2013

On Friday 30 August 2013 The Calder, The Hepworth Wakefield’s new contemporary art space opens to the public. Located on the ground floor of the Caddies Wainwright Mill, a 19th century former textiles mill, the new contemporary art space is situated adjacent to the main gallery site, on the banks of the River Calder. The […]

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Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art presents Aagaard Andersen in use

. August 30, 2013

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art presents Aagaard Andersen in use. A selection of works from the 1950s onwards on view 17 August–6 October 2013. “A Danish Pythagoras in blue denim, with pageboy hair, poised behind the wheel of his sputtering 35-year-old beast, on the way to the wooden castle of Munkerup.” This is how […]

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Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle announces British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle announces British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today

. August 30, 2013

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle presents British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today an exhibition on view 7 September–15 November 2013, the first major exhibition mounting a parallel investigation of British and Polish contemporary art. The departure point for British British Polish Polish is the extraordinary parallel […]

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