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Rijksmuseum Purchases André-Charles Boulle Furniture

. December 11, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Rijksmuseum has acquired two spectacular marriage coffers on stands made by the famous cabinet-maker André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). They are decorated with so-called ‘Boulle’ marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass. These coffers were not made as useful items of furniture, but as works of art proclaiming the style of the court of Louis XIV at Versailles. […]

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Kresge Art Museum Director Elected to Print Council of America

. December 10, 2009 . 0 Comments

Dr. Susan J. Bandes, Director, Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University , was elected to membership in the Print Council of America at the Board of Directors semi-annual meeting, held November 6, 2009 in New York . This non-profit, professional organization is comprised of 230 print specialists from the United States and Canada among […]

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Miami Art Museum Names Nine New Trustees

. December 10, 2009 . 0 Comments

Miami Art Museum, South Florida’s major contemporary art museum, has elected nine new members to its board of trustees: Steven J. Guttman, Mark H. LaRoe, Juan P. Loumiet, Rodolfo Luzardo, Deryl McKissack, Mark E. Oren, M.D., Arthur Halsey Rice, Eneida Roldan and Dennis Scholl. These new trustees will help guide MAM’s community programs, donor support […]

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Audain Foundation’s $2.5 Million Grant Supports UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

. December 10, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts has granted the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA) $2.5 million in support of its current major capital renewal project, A Partnership of Peoples. This gift, together with contributions from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, Department of Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Program, and The […]

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A Spoonful of Music at the Powerhouse Museum

. December 10, 2009 . 0 Comments

As part of the month-long celebration for International Day of People with a Disability, the Sydney Symphony will end 2009 with a spectacular concert entitled A Spoonful of Music, held at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. People living with a disability, along with their carers and families, are invited to attend the concert, which […]

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Imperial War Museum Duxford Wins Award

. December 9, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford announced that it is the proud recipient of the Digital Access Onsite Award in the Jodi Awards 2009. The annual Jodi Awards are given by the Jodi Mattes Trust for accessible digital culture. Imperial War Museum Duxford shares this valuable award with Antenna Audio. It recognises and celebrates the […]

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New Restaurant Launches at the Guggenheim Museum

. December 9, 2009 . 0 Comments

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building, The Wright, New York City’s newest restaurant, opens to the public on December 11, in the famed museum. Named in honor of the great American architect, the intimate Upper East Side destination is located in an elegant and modern architectural space […]

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