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London to host self-curated Azzedine Alaïa exhibition next spring

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Aretrospective on Azzedine Alaïa will open at the Design Museum in London next spring. Azzedine Alaïa: the Couturier will run for five months from 10 May and include more than 60 couture pieces from the Tunisian fashion designer’s 35-year body of work. Alaïa, who died last month of heart failure, had been working with the museum’s guest curator, Mark Wilson, on the exhibition, selecting rare pieces from his archive and providing documentation of his creative process. The Paris-based designer was widely celebrated for his ability to cut, f... Read More »

The Address of Vermeer’s ‘The Little Street’ Discovered

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Pieter Roelofs, curator of seventeenth-century paintings at the Rijksmuseum, said: ‘The answer to the question as to the location of Vermeer’s The Little Street is of great significance, both for the way that we look at this one painting by Vermeer and for our image of Vermeer as an artist.’ The address His new research has enabled Professor Grijzenhout to identify the exact address: it is Vlamingstraat in Delft, at the point where the present-day numbers 40 and 42 stand. Various other addresses in Delft have been suggested over the years, ... Read More »

Storyteller with pen and brush: premiere of the exhibition “Discover Hans Liska” in the Museo Mille Miglia


Whether in highly dynamic racing posters or as romantic brochure motifs from Italy, the dream destination of German holiday-makers in the time of the “economic miracle”, in each of his works Hans Liska showed his sure instinct for the special moment, combined with excellent artistic skill and a generous dash of humour. The same is also evident in the works which the artist, who was born in Vienna in 1907 and died near Bamberg in 1983, created on behalf of Mercedes-Benz in the 1950s: from 1951 onward, the poster artist and press illustrator foll... Read More »

Siemens museum for medical technology opens in Erlangen


The historic space once occupied by a machine shop dating to 1893 showcases selected pieces such as the first X-ray, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems from Siemens while also providing background information and explaining how these technologies work. The Siemens MedMuseum also traces the development of the various companies that were predecessors of Siemens Healthcare. For Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian Minister of the Interior and Building, this specific exhibition concept underscores the exceptional position ... Read More »

Allianz: Renoir returns


“We are thrilled to welcome this charming painting back to the museum, to re-introduce it to the people of Baltimore and to reunite it with the many masterpieces from Saidie May’s collection,” said BMA Director Doreen Bolger. Renoir’s work from around 1879 is an unassuming picture, smaller than a sheet of printer paper. Looking at it, no one would guess that this little painting has had such an adventure. American collector Saidie May and her husband Herbert May purchased the painting in 1925 from the Parisian art gallery Bernheim-Jeune. Upo... Read More »

Panasonic became a friend of the best museum in the world


Special international program "Hermitage Friends Club" from 1996 brings together many well-known international and Russian companies, foundations, and individuals who, through their selfless support contribute to the development of the Hermitage museum activities both in Russia and abroad. Panasonic collaboration with the Hermitage began six years ago when the company handed over to the museum a few professional displays. Today, these plasma panels size 103 "installed in the exhibition halls of the museum storage facility in St. Petersbur... 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 »

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