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Monochrome Ceramics from Ancient Mexico on View at the Fowler Museum

. January 9, 2011 . 0 Comments

The sculpted, carved, and incised vessels in Fowler in Focus: Monochrome Ceramics from Ancient Mexico—on view at the Fowler Museum through January 23, 2011—testify to the rich ceramic history of ancient Mexico. In stark contrast to brilliantly painted Mesoamerican ceramics, the makers of these objects seem to have deliberately rejected color in favor of an […]

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Islamic art from the Khalili Collections on View in Amsterdam

Islamic art from the Khalili Collections on View in Amsterdam

. January 4, 2011 . 0 Comments

De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam presents highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art. Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. On view through 17 April 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk will glitter with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels, textiles, […]

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Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet Appeal Ends

. December 20, 2010 . 0 Comments

Following the auction of the Crosby Garrett Roman helmet Tullie House are now ending the ‘Keep it in Cumbria Appeal’. In the three weeks leading up to the auction Tullie House were able to raise £1.96 million. Richard Speirs, Chairman of the Friends of Tullie House said: “I have been amazed by the breathtaking response […]

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Metropolitan Museum Presents Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Collection

Metropolitan Museum Presents Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Collection

. December 10, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Museum presents Thinking Outside the Box a new installation featuring Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Museum’s Collection, on view December 7, 2010–August 21, 2011. The objects featured in this installation will range from strongboxes to travel cases and from containers for tea or tobacco to storage boxes for toiletries or silverware. These […]

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Ashmolean Museum Acquires Rare Coins

Ashmolean Museum Acquires Rare Coins

. December 10, 2010 . 0 Comments

Spanning the period from 1470-1526, covering the Wars of the Roses to ten years before the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the hoard is the largest intact assemblage of its kind. It contains some rare pieces, most notably from the reign of Kings Henry VI, 2nd reign (1470-1471) and Richard III (1483-1485). The Ashmolean successfully secured […]

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