Antiquities

Zayed National Museum announces A History of the World in 100 Objects

Zayed National Museum announces A History of the World in 100 Objects

The Zayed National Museum presents A History of the World in 100 Objects an exhibition on view 23 April–1 August 2014. Offering a glimpse of the eagerly anticipated Zayed National Museum, TCA Abu Dhabi has collaborated with the British Museum to present A History of the World in 100 Objects; an inspiring exhibition that captures […]

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Norton Simon Museum opens In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas

Norton Simon Museum opens In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas

The Norton Simon Museum presents In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas an exhibition on view March 28, 2014 – August 25, 2014. In the Land of Snow is the Museum’s first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art, bringing together exceptional Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhist sculptures along with significant thangka (flat […]

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British Museum presents From temple to home celebrating Ganesha

The British Museum in London presents From temple to home celebrating Ganesha an exhibition on view 27 February – 25 May 2014. The elephant-headed Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu gods – the creator and remover of obstacles. The main stone sculpture in the display was carved from schist around 800 years ago […]

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Kimbell Art Museum presents Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Kimbell Art Museum presents Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Kimbell Art Museum presents Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection an exhibition on view through August 31, 2014.. Fearsome warriors clad head-to-toe in highly decorated armor, samurai of 12th through 19th century Japan symbolized the power, honor and valor of the country’s military elite. Led by omnipotent warlords called shoguns, samurai have […]

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British Library acquires renaissance masterwork of manuscript illumination for the nation

British Library acquires renaissance masterwork of manuscript illumination for the nation

An illuminated play text from the fifteenth century, has been acquired for the nation and allocated to the British Library by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax under the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) Scheme which is administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport. The acquisition was […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art opens Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral

Metropolitan Museum of Art opens Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral an exhibition on view February 25 – May 18, 2014. A splendid array of six near-life-size enthroned figures in stained glass from England’s historic Canterbury Cathedral will be shown in the exhibition Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral, opening February 25 […]

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Joslyn Art Museum opens Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life

Joslyn Art Museum presents Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life an exhibition on view February 8 through May 11. The realms of Poseidon encompassed virtually every aspect of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and religious cult to the daily life of its people. This exhibition, premiering nationally at Joslyn […]

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AUB Archaeological Museum opens Phoenician man of Carthage exhibition

The AUB Archaeological Museum opened a special exhibition on January 29, 2014, showcasing a reconstruction of a Phoenician man, whose 2500-year-old skeleton was discovered in Tunis, in 1994. The reconstruction uses criminal investigation techniques and dermoplasty, a procedure that relies on skin grafts to recreate molds, to produce an impressive, life-like prototype of a Phoenician […]

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Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum reopens

The reopening of the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum at Norwich Castle, has been marked with a brass band raising the roof of the Castle Keep. The stories of soldiers who served with the Regiment are bought to life in new permanent displays in the Rotunda at the heart of Norwich Castle. Army uniform, kit, personal […]

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New York State Museum presents decorative and fine arts artifacts exhibition

The New York State Museum presents an exhibition featuring a selection of important New York State decorative and fine arts artifacts that were recently donated to the Museum by Peter Wunsch, President of the Wunsch Americana Foundation. Since 1969, the decorative and fine arts collections of the State Museum have been enhanced by generous donations […]

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British Museum Sutton Hoo and Europe AD 300-1100 Display

A new display showcases highlights from the collections while their permanent home, Room 41, is being refurbished. The new gallery will reopen in Spring 2014. The British Museum’s collections covering the period AD 300 to 1100 are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world, extending from Spain to the Black Sea and from […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Cleopatra’s Needle

Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Cleopatra’s Needle

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presents Cleopatra’s Needle an exhibition on view through June 8, 2014. This exhibition celebrates the Central Park Conservancy’s upcoming conservation on the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as “Cleopatra’s Needle.” Relying primarily on the Metropolitan’s own collection, enhanced with several important loans from local museums and […]

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