Antiquities

British Museum opens Beyond El Dorado power and gold in ancient Colombia

The British Museum presents Beyond El Dorado power and gold in ancient Colombia an exhibition organised with Museo del Oro on view 17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014. The exhibition features over 200 fascinating objects from Museo del Oro, Bogotá, and around 100 from the British Museum’s collection. They show technologically advanced and sophisticated […]

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Portland Art Museum opens Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

The Portland Art Museum presents Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on view October 5, 2013 – January 12, 2014. Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive […]

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British Museum presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen

British Museum presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen

The British Museum in London presents Women of the pleasure quarters a Japanese painted screen on view 29 August – 3 November 2013. This beautiful screen evokes the world of pleasure and entertainment created for men in Japan of the early 1780s. Welcome to Yoshiwara – the most famous district of Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This […]

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Getty Museum to Exhibit Two Masterpieces of Medieval English Art

Getty Museum to Exhibit Two Masterpieces of Medieval English Art

The J. Paul Getty Museum will offer visitors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience two masterpieces of medieval English art: six dazzling, monumental stained glass figures depicting the Ancestors of Christ from England’s famed Canterbury Cathedral and the St. Albans Psalter, a richly illuminated manuscript that is a landmark of English Romanesque art. Canterbury and St. […]

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Getty Villa announces The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning

Getty Villa announces The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning

Getty Villa presents The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning an exhibition on view October 2 and continuing through December 2, 2013. The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most celebrated discoveries from the ancient world, with a legacy that resounds to this day. Inscribed on the orders of the Persian king Cyrus […]

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UNESCO urges safeguarding of Syria’s cultural heritage

UNESCO urges safeguarding of Syria’s cultural heritage

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has called on all parties involved in the conflict in Syria to safeguard the country’s cultural heritage and take all possible measures to avoid further destruction. The Director-General’s appeal followed a meeting of experts held at the Organization’s Headquarters today to examine an action plan aimed at preventing further […]

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Sackler Gallery Receives Rare Southern Arabian Artifacts

Sackler Gallery Receives Rare Southern Arabian Artifacts

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery announced a gift of 374 ancient Arabian artifacts from the American Foundation for the Study of Man. Dating from the eighth century B.C. to the second century A.D., the objects were unearthed at the ancient city of Tamna in Yemen and provide invaluable insight into the little-known history of the […]

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Winter Antiques Show Celebrates the Peabody Essex Museum

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 59th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s, all vetted for authenticity. The 2013 Honorary Chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Claudio Del Vecchio and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill. […]

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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University announces Vietnamese Ceramics From The Menke Collection

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Vietnamese Ceramics From The Menke Collection, an exhibition on view August 24 through December 22, 2013. The history of Vietnamese ceramic traditions reflects the complex history of Vietnam itself. Early on, during a millennium of rule by China, northern Vietnamese potters learned from China’s […]

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