Archive for November, 2010

Rare Books Sale Takes EUR 1.9 million

Rare Books Sale Takes EUR 1.9 million

. November 30, 2010 . 0 Comments

With an overall result of EUR 1,9* million, the two day auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst made for the best result in this section for the last twenty years. The evening auction alone realized a stunning 74 percent sold lots and a quota of 128 percent*. The reason for this tremendous success is […]

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European Commission Furniture for Period Design Sale

European Commission Furniture for Period Design Sale

. November 29, 2010 . 0 Comments

A collection of furniture, which was bought for the first location of the European Commission in the UK, Kensington Palace Gardens, in 1957, is to be sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of its monthly Period Design sale on 7 December 2010. The furniture moved from Kensington Palace Gardens into 8 Storey’s Gate in 1983 […]

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Hawaiian Archaeological Survey (HAS) Database Now On-line

. November 28, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Bishop Museum announce the launch of its Hawaiian Archaeological Survey (HAS) on-line database. This searchable database (http://has.bishopmuseum.org) contains information on sites in Hawai‘i excavated by Bishop Museum archaeologists. “HAS opens up archaeological site based information and literature to the greater community, on a scale that’s never been done before,” said Bishop Museum Archaeology Collections […]

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Restored National Trust Lyme Park Library Shows Caxton Missal

Restored National Trust Lyme Park Library Shows Caxton Missal

. November 27, 2010 . 0 Comments

A three year project to return a unique book to the library at Lyme Park and restore the room to its 19th century glory has finally been realised and is home once again to the Caxton Missal. The library at the National Trust’s Lyme Park is home once again to the Caxton Missal, a rare […]

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English Heritage Stonehenge Project Gets Lottery Funding

English Heritage Stonehenge Project Gets Lottery Funding

. November 26, 2010 . 0 Comments

English Heritage’s proposals to transform the setting of Stonehenge and the visitor experience received a major boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund on 19 November 2010 with a grant of £10 million. Computer generated view of proposed Visitor Centre Baroness Andrews, Chair of English Heritage, said: “We are tremendously grateful for this generous grant. Not […]

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