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Museum of Science Opens A Day in Pompeii Exhibition

Museum of Science Opens A Day in Pompeii Exhibition

. October 2, 2011 . 0 Comments

On August 24, AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under volcanic ash for over 1,700 years. On Sunday, October 2, 2011, visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will explore the life and death of this thriving city in A Day in Pompeii. The 13,000-square-foot touring exhibit immerses visitors […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Reexamines Masterpieces of African Art in Relation to Historic Figures

Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Reexamines Masterpieces of African Art in Relation to Historic Figures

. October 2, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is bringing together more than 100 masterpieces drawn from the premier collections in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, and the United States, Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures considers eight landmark sculptural traditions that flourished in West and Central Africa between the 12th and the early 20th […]

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Menil Collection Returning Byzantine Frescoes to Cyprus

Menil Collection Returning Byzantine Frescoes to Cyprus

. October 1, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Director of The Menil Collection, Josef Helfenstein, has announced the return of the museum’s Byzantine frescoes to Cyprus in 2012. “While this moment is bittersweet, the story of these frescoes—from their rescue, to their long-term loan to us, and now to their return—very much reflects the essence of the Menil Collection, its focus on […]

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WMF Grants for for Cultural Preservation of Sites in Tanzania and Cambodia

WMF Grants for for Cultural Preservation of Sites in Tanzania and Cambodia

. September 30, 2011 . 0 Comments

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has announced that it has received two major grants from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation for projects at Phnom Bakheng in Cambodia and Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania. Phnom Bakheng, built between the late-ninth and early tenth centuries as a state temple for a city later absorbed into Angkor, […]

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Brooklyn Museum Presents Final Section of the Egyptian Book of the Dead

Brooklyn Museum Presents Final Section of the Egyptian Book of the Dead

. September 29, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Brooklyn Museum presents the Final Section, Completing Rare Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, on view from September 28, 2011. Following a three-year-long conservation project, the final section of the rare, thirty-five-centuries-old Egyptian Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose will go on long-term view on September 28. One of the […]

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