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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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Sackler Gallery Receives Rare Southern Arabian Artifacts

Sackler Gallery Receives Rare Southern Arabian Artifacts

. August 23, 2013

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery announced a gift of 374 ancient Arabian artifacts from the American Foundation for the Study of Man. Dating from the eighth century B.C. to the second century A.D., the objects were unearthed at the ancient city of Tamna in Yemen and provide invaluable insight into the little-known history of the […]

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Winter Antiques Show Celebrates the Peabody Essex Museum

. August 21, 2013

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 59th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s, all vetted for authenticity. The 2013 Honorary Chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Claudio Del Vecchio and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill. […]

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