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Beautiful China 2013: Inaugural “Lushan Impression” Art for Charity Event


The event was designed to promote the scenic spot through many artistic renderings of the famed resort, allowing interested tourists worldwide to better know the exquisite area and the Chinese traditions that are part of its long history: "When disaster strikes, help comes from all sides".Two days before the event, more than 3,000 tourists and art-lovers had already gathered at Lushan. On the last day of the event, over 600 art-lovers including students from colleges and universities as well as secondary and primary schools across China had mad... Read More »

Very successful Keukenhof season


Keukenhof welcomed over 10,000 coaches. The number of Dutch families with children who visited the park increased. The Keukenhof theme for 2014 is “Holland”, in which both traditional and modern symbols will be highlighted. In 2014 Keukenhof will focus more on the domestic market, families and the younger target group. Keukenhof 2014 will be open from March 20 until May 18. ... Read More »

Henry Moore exhibition to celebrate opening of Rijksmuseum gardens


Highlights of the exhibition include Reclining Woman: Elbow 1981, which has not left the façade of the Leeds Art Gallery since its creation over 30 years ago; Large Two Forms 1966, with open monumental shapes that can be physically entered and provide shifting views of the gardens and architecture of the Rijksmuseum; and Large Reclining Figure 1984, a work Moore enlarged to over 9 meters from a 1938 Surrealist maquette only 33cm long. Of particular interest is Locking Piece 1963-64, in white fibreglass made by Moore to offer a variation to the ... Read More »

First stamps commemorating Dutch writers presented to Couperus Society in Couperus Museum


22 May 2013 at 16:15 CET - The Hague – Earlier today in the museum, Robin Boon, Corporate Communications director at PostNL, presented Petra Teunissen-Nijsse, president of the Couperus Society (Dutch: Couperus Genootschap) and Caroline de Westenholz, chairman of the foundation Louis Couperus Museum in The Hague, with the first stamps commemorating Dutch writers. The sheet comprises ten stamps bearing the portraits of five famous Dutch writers: Louis Couperus, Adriaan Roland Holst, Godfried Bomans, Simon Carmiggelt and Gerrit Kouwenaar. The stam... Read More »

Dutch design success now in Amsterdam


17th-century silicone tablecloths and 3D-printed cutlery Using modern materials, Droog transformed the colours, shapes and details of the Old Masters as well as glassware, silverware and tableware from the Rijksmuseum collection into contemporary products. The centuries-old silver sugar spoon and porcelain butter trowel have been redesigned and turned into a sleek cutlery set of 3D-printed titanium. The model for deJongeKalff's silicone tablecloth was a 15th-century woodcut by Albrecht Dürer from the Rijksmuseum collection. Rijksstudio Stu... Read More »

Sony Pictures Television Unveils First Adaptation of Hit series “Breaking Bad”


CULVER CITY, CA and MIAMI, FL (May 13, 2013) - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Teleset have announced that they will produce an original series adaptation of the smash hit U.S. drama "Breaking Bad" for Latin American audiences. "Metástasis" is the first adaptation of the award-winning series by SPT, a pioneer and industry leader in scripted formats. The show has been cleared in most major Spanish speaking markets including Univision's UniMas in the U.S. Based on the critically-acclaimed hit drama now entering the explosive second half of it... Read More »

Rovio’s Angry Birds Feature Film Nest At Sony Pictures Entertainment


The 3D film is being developed, produced, and financed by Rovio Entertainment and will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures on July 1, 2016. Several major studios pursued the global film rights in recent weeks, with Sony Pictures Entertainment emerging as the winner. Michael Lynton, Chairman & CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Amy Pascal, Co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment jointly announced their partnership today. John Cohen and David Maisel - producer of Despicable Me and executive ... Read More »

20th Edition Joop Swart Masterclass Welcomes 12 New Talents


The following 12 photographers - 5 men and 7 women of 10 different nationalities - will participate in the 2013 Joop Swart Masterclass: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Russia Fatemeh Behboudi, Iran Arnau Blanch Vilageliu, Spain Peter Dicampo, USA Maika Elan, Vietnam Edouard Elias, France An-Sofie Kesteleyn, Belgium Diana Markosian, Russia/USA Ali Noureldine, Palestinian Territories Dina Oganova, Georgia Maria Turchenkova, Russia Veejay Villafranca, The Philippines Acceptance to the masterclass is exclusively by nomination and se... Read More »

World Press Photo Anticipates An Exciting 2013 Exhibition Season


Wrapping up the 2012 exhibition With around 100 local exhibitions produced every year that attract around 3.5 million visitors, the World Press Photo exhibition tour of prize-winning photographs is one of the most popular traveling photo events in the world. The exhibition season starts during the Awards Days in Amsterdam and continues its journey into the following year. In 2012, the exhibition was shown in a number of new locations such as Querétaro (Mexico), Lahore (Pakistan) and Minsk (Belarus), and it toured around the Balkan in five ci... Read More »

BP to be Lead Sponsor of Historic Exhibition Bringing Masterpieces From the Hermitage to Britain


BP is to be the lead sponsor of a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition which will bring masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to Britain for a unique show at one of this country’s finest historic houses, Houghton in Norfolk, opening on 17 May 2013. The magnificent art collection, which originally hung at Houghton, was brought together by Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole (1676-1745), and following his death was sold in 1779 to Catherine the Great of Russia and was later housed at the State Hermitage Museum. Peter C... Read More »

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