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Portland Art Museum opens Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

. October 5, 2013

The Portland Art Museum presents Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on view October 5, 2013 – January 12, 2014. Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive […]

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British Museum presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen

British Museum presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen

. September 6, 2013

The British Museum in London presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen on view 29 August – 3 November 2013. This beautiful screen evokes the world of pleasure and entertainment created for men in Japan of the early 1780s. Welcome to Yoshiwara – the most famous district of Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This […]

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Getty Museum to Exhibit Two Masterpieces of Medieval English Art

Getty Museum to Exhibit Two Masterpieces of Medieval English Art

. September 3, 2013

The J. Paul Getty Museum will offer visitors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience two masterpieces of medieval English art: six dazzling, monumental stained glass figures depicting the Ancestors of Christ from England’s famed Canterbury Cathedral and the St. Albans Psalter, a richly illuminated manuscript that is a landmark of English Romanesque art. Canterbury and St. […]

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Getty Villa announces The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning

Getty Villa announces The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning

. September 3, 2013

Getty Villa presents The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning an exhibition on view October 2 and continuing through December 2, 2013. The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most celebrated discoveries from the ancient world, with a legacy that resounds to this day. Inscribed on the orders of the Persian king Cyrus […]

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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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