World Chess Hall of Fame Presents Chess Masterpieces. Highlights from the Dr. George and Vivian Dean Collection

The World Chess Hall of Fame presents Chess Masterpieces. Highlights from the Dr. George and Vivian Dean Collection an exhibition on view through February 12, 2012.

Chess Masterpieces: Highlights from the Dr. George and Vivian Dean Collection celebrates the Deans’ 50th year of collecting together and uses outstanding selected works to trace the development of the game of chess and the design of fine chess sets from the tenth to the early twentieth century. Sets come from Austria, Cambodia, China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kashmir, Morocco, Persia, Russia, Syria, and Turkey. Among the works on display are ones owned or commissioned by Catherine the Great, Napoleon, Czar Nicolas II, and the British royal family.

The mission of the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) is to educate visitors, fans, players, and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance. – worldchesshof.org

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