Antiquities

The Huntington opens Illuminated Palaces: Extra-Illustrated Books from The Huntington Library

The Huntington opens Illuminated Palaces: Extra-Illustrated Books from The Huntington Library

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens presents “Illuminated Palaces: Extra-Illustrated Books from The Huntington Library” an exhibition on view from July 27 to Oct. 28, 2013. In the 18th and 19th centuries, historians, bibliophiles, and collectors turned ordinary books into extraordinary “illuminated palaces”—repositories for original art, prints and engravings, maps, autograph letters, and […]

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National Museum of Ireland grant for digitisation of exceptional National Museum historical records

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has provided a Departmental grant of €45,000 to enable the digitisation of some of the most important paper-based documents held by the National Museum of Ireland. The project will preserve a wide range of historical material and greatly increase its availability to the public. Among […]

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Brooklyn Museum opens Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

Brooklyn Museum opens Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

Brooklyn Museum opens Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, an exhibition on view from July 24, 2013, through December 2014. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinity, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt explores the role of cats, lions, and other […]

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Botín Foundation presents Art in the Age of Altamira

Botín Foundation presents Art in the Age of Altamira

Botín Foundation presents Art in the Age of Altamira an exhibition on view until 29 September 2013. In an exciting collaboration between the Fundacíon Botín, Santander, and the British Museum, London, the histories of art and humanity are being united in a new exhibition, Art in the Age of Altamira. The curator is Jill Cook, […]

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British Library announce four surviving original copies of Magna Carta to be brought together

The four surviving original copies of Magna Carta will be brought together for the first time in history in 2015, the year of the 800th anniversary of the issue of the Charter by King John in 1215. The unification, which will be held at the British Library in collaboration with Lincoln Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral […]

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New York State Museum An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War Exhibition Wins Award

New York State Museum An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War Exhibition Wins Award

The New York State Museum, a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education, has received an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) for its groundbreaking exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil […]

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Chrysler Museum of Art presents The Allure of Ancient Egypt

Chrysler Museum of Art presents The Allure of Ancient Egypt

Chrysler Museum of Art opens The Allure of Ancient Egypt an exhibition on view AUG 17, 2013. This selection of hand-carved hieroglyphs, jewelry, funerary sculptures, not to mention photographs and paintings of the great monuments, shows us why ancient Egypt has inspired artists since the time of the pharaohs. The exhibition will include programming for […]

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