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Nationalmuseum acquires Rudolf Wittkopf plate warmer

Nationalmuseum acquires Rudolf Wittkopf plate warmer

. August 14, 2013

A plate warmer manufactured by Rudolf Wittkopf in Stockholm in 1709, believed to be a unique artifact, has been added to Nationalmuseum’s collection of early 18th-century Swedish silver. The piece, the only known surviving example in Sweden of a silver plate warmer, consists of a stand with three cast-metal feet and a removable burner with […]

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Bowers Museum presents Jewels of the Connoisseur

Bowers Museum presents Jewels of the Connoisseur

. August 9, 2013

Bowers Museum presents Jewels of the Connoisseur an exhibition on view through October 6, 2013. In the Bowers’ tradition of bringing fine jewels and rare gems to the Southern California community, the Museum is honored to host Jewels of the Connoisseur , which exhibits some gemstones so rare that only true connoisseurs even know they […]

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General Scott’s Gold Medal to be displayed at The National Museum of the U.S. Army

. August 3, 2013

Among the historical treasures that will be on display at the future National Museum of the U.S. Army will be the original Congressional Gold Medal presented to General Winfield Scott for his leadership during the War of 1812. Crafted at the Philadelphia Mint, this medal bears the youthful likeness of the general on its obverse […]

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The Huntington opens Illuminated Palaces: Extra-Illustrated Books from The Huntington Library

The Huntington opens Illuminated Palaces: Extra-Illustrated Books from The Huntington Library

. July 30, 2013

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens presents “Illuminated Palaces: Extra-Illustrated Books from The Huntington Library” an exhibition on view from July 27 to Oct. 28, 2013. In the 18th and 19th centuries, historians, bibliophiles, and collectors turned ordinary books into extraordinary “illuminated palaces”—repositories for original art, prints and engravings, maps, autograph letters, and […]

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National Museum of Ireland grant for digitisation of exceptional National Museum historical records

. July 25, 2013

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has provided a Departmental grant of €45,000 to enable the digitisation of some of the most important paper-based documents held by the National Museum of Ireland. The project will preserve a wide range of historical material and greatly increase its availability to the public. Among […]

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