Antiquities

Metropolitan Museum of Art presents 18th–Century Mechanical Furniture by Abraham and David Roentgen

Metropolitan Museum of Art presents 18th–Century Mechanical Furniture by Abraham and David Roentgen in an exhibition on view trough January 27, 2013. Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, is the first comprehensive survey of the Roentgen family’s cabinetmaking firm from 1742 to its closing in the early 1800s. Some 60 pieces of exquisite […]

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National Museum of Scotland opens Dr Livingstone I Presume?

National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh opens Dr Livingstone I Presume? an exhibition on view Friday 23 November 2012 to Sunday 7 April 2013. Raising the curtain on a national celebration of the 200th anniversary of Livingstone’s birth (19 March 2013), the exhibition of around 100 objects draws together a wide range of artefacts, documents […]

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Legion of Honor opens Royal Treasures from the Louvre. Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette

Legion of Honor presents Royal Treasures from the Louvre. Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, an exhibition on view November 17, 2012–March 17, 2013. he Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Legion of Honor will present Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, an unparalleled collection of decorative arts from the Musée du Louvre, Paris. […]

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Sackler Museum opens Roads of Arabia. Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Arthur M. Sackler Museum presents Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an exhibition on view tNovember 17, 2012 – February 24, 2013. Featuring newly discovered artifacts recently excavated from more than 10 sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula, this exhibition focuses on the impact of ancient trade roads that traversed […]

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Museum of Ethnology opens PENACHO. pomp and passion

Museum of Ethnology opens PENACHO. pomp and passion

Museum of Ethnology presents PENACHO: pomp and passion, an exhibition on view from from 15 November 2012. Feather head-dress Mexico, Aztec, early 16th century Quetzal, Cotinga, roseate spoonbill, Piaya feathers; wood, fibres, Amate paper, cotton, gold, gilded brass © KHM mit MVK und ÖTM The early Mexican feather head-dress is one of the most fragile […]

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Boulder History Museum presents Chief Niwot Legend & Legacy

Boulder History Museum presents Chief Niwot Legend & Legacy, an exhibition on view through Sunday, February 10, 2013. One of the most notable Indians of the plains, a man about whom legends were made. Niwot’s story is one of honor and deceit, hope and despair. When hoards of white men began migrating to the central […]

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Ashmolean Museum opens Threads of Silk and Gold. Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan

Ashmolean Museum opens Threads of Silk and Gold. Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan

The Ashmolean Museum presents Threads of Silk and Gold. Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan, an exhibition on view 9 November through 27 January, 2013. Cormorant ® Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Many of us are aware of the beauty of the traditional Japanese kimono; Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan will […]

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Cutty Sark wins 2012 British Guild of Travel Writers Award

Cutty Sark has been named best new tourism project in the UK at the 2012 British Guild of Travel Writers Awards. The awards were announced last night at an event at the Savoy Hotel in London. The iconic ship, which is a key attraction in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, reopened to the public […]

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Fort Pitt Museum announces Veterans Day Weekend events

Fort Pitt Museum presents Veterans Day Weekend events on November 10-11, 2012, where learn about the people who built and defended Fort Pitt during the 18th century. Interact with costumed interpreters, who will help you understand what life at Fort Pitt would have been like for soldiers stationed at the Point. View a special display […]

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