Antiquities

Frick Collection Summer Presentation Explores Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette

Frick Collection Summer Presentation Explores Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette

The Frick Collection Summer Presentation Explores Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette. exhibition on view June 7 through September 11, 2011. Small Console Table with Supporting Figures of Nubians (detail of one of a pair), c.1780, France, gilded and painted wood and marble slab, 34 1/8 x 34 ¾ x 9 ½ inches, The […]

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Jordanian Heritage Authorities, the Getty Conservation Institute, and World Monuments Fund Announce Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities

Jordanian Heritage Authorities, the Getty Conservation Institute, and World Monuments Fund Announce Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities

Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, The Jordanian Department of Antiquities (DoA), the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles, and World Monuments Fund (WMF) are launching the Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities, Jordan—MEGA-Jordan or MEGA-J—an Arabic-English, web-based geographic information system (GIS) that aims to standardize and centralize information […]

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British Museum Reports Large Increase in Archaeological Finds by the Public

In 2010, 90,146 archaeological objects were recorded through the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), a 36% increase on 2009, and 859 Treasure cases, up 10%; the British Museum manages the PAS, and also administers the Treasure Act 1996. This increase in finds is mostly due to a rebuild of the PAS finds database in early 2010, […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age The Reproductions of E. Gillieron & Son

Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age The Reproductions of E. Gillieron & Son

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron & Son on view through November 13, 2011. Astonishing archaeological discoveries made during the extraordinarily successful excavations of Heinrich Schliemann at the ancient Greek site of Mycenae in 1876 and of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos on […]

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