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Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan Exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art

. August 18, 2010 . 0 Comments

Exhibition combines majestic sixth-century Chinese Buddhist sculptures with digital components to reconstruct and contextualize damaged cave temples The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery present Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan, a major new traveling exhibition that traces the historical origins, tragic […]

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Ostasiatiska Museums to Show Terracotta Army in Stockholm

Ostasiatiska Museums to Show Terracotta Army in Stockholm

. August 17, 2010 . 0 Comments

Part of the Chinese terracotta army and the most recent archaeological findings will be exhibited the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, 28 August 2010 to 16 January 2011. For the first time outside of China the artefacts will be displayed under ground, in the Secret Rock Galleries below the Museum of Far Eastern […]

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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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