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Metropolitan Museum of Art announces Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom

Metropolitan Museum of Art announces Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom

. October 29, 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom an exhibition on view November 4 – February 23, 2014. In the ancient world, the Korean kingdom of Silla (57 B.C.–A.D. 935) was renowned as a country of gold. Through nearly 100 spectacular objects created between A.D. 400 and 800—Silla’s seminal period—the landmark exhibition Silla: […]

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Unique bronze casket acquired for Bowes Museum

Unique bronze casket acquired for Bowes Museum

. October 22, 2013

The Bowes Museum in County Durham has bought a stunning 18th-century bronze casket with help from the Art Fund. The casket is thought to be the only one of its kind, featuring sections of Chinese porcelain set into ornate gilt-bronze mounts. Its design reflects two trends in 18th-century aristocratic ornaments: the popularity of mounting valuable […]

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British Museum opens Beyond El Dorado power and gold in ancient Colombia

. October 21, 2013

The British Museum presents Beyond El Dorado power and gold in ancient Colombia an exhibition organised with Museo del Oro on view 17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014. The exhibition features over 200 fascinating objects from Museo del Oro, Bogotá, and around 100 from the British Museum’s collection. They show technologically advanced and sophisticated […]

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Portland Art Museum opens Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

. October 5, 2013

The Portland Art Museum presents Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on view October 5, 2013 – January 12, 2014. Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive […]

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British Museum presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen

British Museum presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen

. September 6, 2013

The British Museum in London presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen on view 29 August – 3 November 2013. This beautiful screen evokes the world of pleasure and entertainment created for men in Japan of the early 1780s. Welcome to Yoshiwara – the most famous district of Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This […]

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