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Heritage Auction Galleries Summer FUN Auction Results

Heritage Auction Galleries Summer FUN Auction Results

. July 20, 2009

The most popular gold pattern of all time, the 1879 $4 stella – or rather a pair of them – led the way at Heritage Auction Galleries’ $9 million Summer FUN auction in Palm Beach, Fla., July 9-12. “We’re quite pleased with the results,” said Greg Rohan. “Collectors responded well to the fine American coinage […]

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Exhibition of the History of German Video Art

Exhibition of the History of German Video Art

. July 19, 2009

“RECORD > AGAIN! – 40yearsvideoart.de – Part 2” is dedicated to the history of German video art from its beginnings in the 1960s and 1970s through to the early twenty-first century. Shown will be numerous discoveries, unavailable for viewing for decades. Many tapes had to be laboriously restored in the ZKM Laboratory for Antiquated Video […]

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Cleaning of Olmeca Monumental Sculptures at La Venta Park Museum

Cleaning of Olmeca Monumental Sculptures at La Venta Park Museum

. July 19, 2009

Fifty Olmeca sculptures exhibited at La Venta Park Museum, Villahermosa, Tabasco, have been totally cleaned up by National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) experts, after 23 of them were vandalized in January 2009. Restorer Lilia Rivero Webber, head of INAH National Coordination of Cultural Heritage Conservation (CNCPC), informed that along with the integral cleaning, […]

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National Museum of American History Displays 1853 South Reading Quilt

. July 19, 2009

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is displaying a firefighting-themed quilt made in 1853 in South Reading, Mass. in museum’s Artifact Walls. The quilt will be exhibited until approximately the end of the year. The quilt is composed of thirty 15-1/2-inch blocks and measures 93 inches by 78 inches. On one block near the […]

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Noel Barrett Vintage Toys Auction Results

. July 19, 2009

Noel Barrett’s June 19-20 Toys of Summer auction recalled the simple charm of village life in late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe with a parade of predominantly German-made tinplate characters and scale-model marvels that grossed nearly $1 million (all prices quoted include 15% buyer’s premium). It wasn’t just the toys that came from Europe; so […]

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