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Communion Silver for Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Communion Silver for Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

. August 12, 2010 . 0 Comments

A rare collection of communion silver – with some pieces dating back over 500 years – has just been bought for the City of Birmingham, in England, with the help of a £27,000 grant from the ArtFund. The collection consists of a rare pre-Reformation silver parcel-gilt paten engraved with the Manus Dei (‘Hand of God’) […]

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Archaeology in Action at the Museum of London

. August 9, 2010 . 0 Comments

Ever wonder what lies beneath your feet? On 16 July the Museum of London opened Archaeology in Action. The exhibition offers visitors a flavour of the varied day to day work of archaeologists in London, today and in the past. From the ground to the display case, Archaeology in Action gives visitors an insight into […]

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Cairo Museum of Islamic Arts Reopens

Cairo Museum of Islamic Arts Reopens

. August 5, 2010 . 0 Comments

The world’s largest museum of Islamic art in Cairo has reopened after a seven-year restoration and refurbishment project. Designed by Italian architect Alfonso Manescaloand was completed in 1902 in neo-Mamluk style, founded by the German architectand scholar Franz Pasha (d. 1915), the museum housed over 3,000 relics including ceramics, tombs, doors, wooden screens, robes and […]

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Medieval Artefact Discovered by the Museum of London

. August 3, 2010 . 0 Comments

A rare medieval roof finial has been found in London’s River Thames by the Museum of London during a survey. The object, which dates from the late 12th Century or 13th Century, is in the shape of an animal and may have embellished a tiled roof. Roy Stephenson, head of archaeological collections and archive, said: […]

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The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb at the Toledo Museum of Art

The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb at the Toledo Museum of Art

. July 30, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Toledo Museum of Arts mummies return to public view for this exploration of ancient Egyptian beliefs about life and the afterlife. Opens Oct. 29, 2010. Believing that if they lived good lives they would pass to a better world after death, Egyptians spent enormous effort to ensure the preservation of both body and spirit. […]

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