Antiquities

Brooklyn Museum and Smithsonian Announce Save Our African American Treasures

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Brooklyn Museum will co-host a daylong program to help New York-area residents identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance tucked away in their attics, closets and basements. The event will feature presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips. The program will take […]

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National Museum of American History displays 19th-century fire pumper

National Museum of American History displays 19th-century fire pumper

The National Museum of American History will feature a 19th-century fire pumper—a predecessor to the modern fire engine—at its Constitution Avenue entrance beginning June 27. It will be paired with a Conestoga wagon and tell the everyday stories of early Americans. The public will see the inscription, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” which was […]

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Royal Ontario Museum opens Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

Royal Ontario Museum presents Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World an exhibition on view June 22, 2013 until January 5, 2014. Exploring over 3,000 years of accomplishments of this ancient civilization to reveal the significance many still have on our lives today, Mesopotamia features over 170 priceless objects from the esteemed holdings of the British Museum. These […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art opens Cyrus Cylinder exhibition

Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Cyrus Cylinder–2,600-Year-Old Symbol of Tolerance—on View at Metropolitan Museum June 20–August 4, 2013. The Cyrus Cylinder—a 2,600-year-old inscribed clay document from Babylon in ancient Iraq and one of the most famous surviving icons from the ancient world—is the centerpiece of the traveling exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: […]

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Bowers Museum opens The Tsars Cabinet exhibition

Bowers Museum opens The Tsars Cabinet exhibition

The Bowers Museum presents The Tsars Cabinet an exhibition on view from June 8 until September 1, 2013, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Many of the more […]

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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery presents Pharaoh: King of Egypt

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery presents Pharaoh: King of Egypt showing the splendour and power of the ancient kings and queens. This touring exhibition from the British Museum explores the time of the pharaohs through fascinating objects from their world-class collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts, many of which had never been on display outside of […]

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Honolulu Museum of Art presents Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor

Honolulu Museum of Art presents Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor

The Honolulu Museum of Art presents Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor an exhibition on view June 06, 2013 – August 18, 2013. Comprising approximately 63 works by more than 30 master craftsmen from the 13th to 20th centuries, Lethal Beauty features full suits of armor, helmets, warrior hats, face masks, long and short swords, […]

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Knoxville McClung Museum announces Pueblo pottery exhibition

Knoxville McClung Museum announces Pueblo pottery exhibition

Knoxville McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee presents PUEBLO TO PUEBLO: THE LEGACY OF SOUTHWEST INDIAN POTTERY an exhibition on view September 8, 2013–January 5, 2014. Pueblo pottery of the Southwest is one of the most beautiful and enduring artistic traditions in all of Native North America. It is a tradition rich with history—not […]

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National Museum of Ireland Displays Carrick-on-Suir Gold Coin Hoard

National Museum of Ireland Displays Carrick-on-Suir Gold Coin Hoard

Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht formally opened the display of recently discovered 17th Century gold coins from Carrick-on-Suir. The hoard will go on display in the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks from today. The hoard was discovered on 14th January 2013 by David Kiersey, […]

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