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Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum


Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum said "This will be a major exhibition for the British Museum in 2013, made possible through collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii which has meant extremely generous loans of precious objects from their collections, some that have never travelled before. I am delighted that Goldman Sachs is sponsoring this important exhibition and am extremely grateful to them for their support." "It is a privilege to be partnering with the British Museum for this incredibly ... Read More »

Rijksmuseum opens following ten-year transformation


After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum will open its doors on 13 April 2013. Never before has a national museum undergone such a complete transformation of both its building and the presentation of its collection. Spanish architecture firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos has spectacularly transformed the 19th-century building into a museum for the 21st century, with a bright and spacious entrance, a new Asian Pavilion and beautifully restored galleries. Under the guidance of restoration architect Van Hoogev... Read More »

Rijksmuseum collection on stamps


25 March 2013 at 16:15 CET - Amsterdam – On 25 March 2013 PostNL issues the Rijksmuseum stamp sheet on the occasion of the reopening of the Rijksmuseum on 13 April 2013. The stamp sheet is issued in the context of the reopening of the Rijksmuseum and shows the details of 24 works of art, providing a picture of the vast collection of the Rijksmuseum, in time as well as in subject and technique. The Rijksmuseum stamp sheet consists of 24 square details of works of art, divided into five rows. The design is based on the swipe technology of smartp... Read More »

Graphic Design students design stamp


28 March 2013 at 11:15 CET - The Hague – Graphic Design students at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem are going to design the new business stamps for PostNL. The design project is part of their final exam programme 2013. The stamps with values ‘1’ and ‘2’ will be available in early 2014. PostNL issues self-adhesive stamps with a neutral image, especially for business users. The stamps come on rolls of 100 and 200 pieces and have the values ‘1’ and ‘2’, for mail items weighing up to 20 and 50 grams respectively with destinations in the ... Read More »

Ukraine pitches unique tole painting for UNESCO intangibleheritage


The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul presented a logo of petrykivskyi painting style - an original folk style developed at the end of 19th - beginning of 20th century in eastern Ukraine. In December 2013, Ukraine will present the tole painting technique Petrykivskyi Rozpys to the UNESCO commission, as the country aims to have the technique added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Petrykivsyi Rozpys is a painting style that relies on four types of strokes: a crest, a stone, a nut (these three were named after thei... Read More »

Contemporary art for south and southeast Asia opens at the Guggenheim


Inaugural Exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative in New York Showcases Work by Artists from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From February 22 to May 22, 2013, the Guggenheim Museum in New York presents No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, the inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, featuring work by 22 artists and collectives representing some of the most c... Read More »

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