Antiquities

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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Nationalmuseum acquires Rudolf Wittkopf plate warmer

Nationalmuseum acquires Rudolf Wittkopf plate warmer

A plate warmer manufactured by Rudolf Wittkopf in Stockholm in 1709, believed to be a unique artifact, has been added to Nationalmuseum’s collection of early 18th-century Swedish silver. The piece, the only known surviving example in Sweden of a silver plate warmer, consists of a stand with three cast-metal feet and a removable burner with […]

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Bowers Museum presents Jewels of the Connoisseur

Bowers Museum presents Jewels of the Connoisseur

Bowers Museum presents Jewels of the Connoisseur an exhibition on view through October 6, 2013. In the Bowers’ tradition of bringing fine jewels and rare gems to the Southern California community, the Museum is honored to host Jewels of the Connoisseur , which exhibits some gemstones so rare that only true connoisseurs even know they […]

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General Scott’s Gold Medal to be displayed at The National Museum of the U.S. Army

Among the historical treasures that will be on display at the future National Museum of the U.S. Army will be the original Congressional Gold Medal presented to General Winfield Scott for his leadership during the War of 1812. Crafted at the Philadelphia Mint, this medal bears the youthful likeness of the general on its obverse […]

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