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Some September 11 Families Angered by Museum Entry Fee

NEW YORK, NY (REUTERS).- Some family members of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks expressed outrage on Wednesday at a potential admission fee to a National Memorial Museum currently under construction at the former site of the World Trade Cente...

British Library, Google in Deal to Digitize Books Published between 1700...

LONDON (AP).- A treatise on a stuffed hippopotamus, an 18th-century English primer for Danish sailors and a description of the first engine-driven submarine are among 250,000 books to be made available online in a deal between Google and the British L...

Australia Police Determining Owner of Buried Coins

PERTH (AP).- Police are trying to determine who owns a treasure-trove of gold coins unearthed from a building site on Australia's southwest coast.Western Australia state police spokesman Gerry Cassidy said workers found the 400 British sovereigns last...

Benson Masterwork to Lead Christie’s Sale of Important American Paintings, Drawings...

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces further details of its upcoming auction of Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture on 18 May 2011, at 10 am. A total of 138 lots will be offered, featuring outstanding works drawn from a cross-secti...

Benson Masterwork to Lead Christie’s Sale of Important American Paintings, Drawings...

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces further details of its upcoming auction of Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture on 18 May 2011, at 10 am. A total of 138 lots will be offered, featuring outstanding works drawn from a cross-secti...

Amigo! Archie Comics Plans Spanish Digital Copies

By: Matt Moore, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA.- Seizing upon Archie's popularity on the printed page, Archie Comics will now offer some of the titles in Spanish for download through its digital storefront. After 70 years, Archie Comics is the first ma...

The Paul Mellon Estate Pledges $250,000 Towards the Restoration of the...

BUCKINGHAM.- Through World Monuments Fund (WMF), The Paul Mellon Estate has announced a pledge of $250,000 towards the restoration of the State Music Room at Stowe House, the magnificent Grade I listed Neo-Classical palace set in 400 acres of landscape...

Europe’s Largest Antiques Association, LAPADA, Comes to Russia

MOSCOW (REUTERS).- Europe's largest antiques association catered for the Russian elite on their home turf for the first time this week, banking on the growing sophistication of the country's super-rich to rapidly increase demand. The London-based LAPAD...

Spider-Man’s Debut Comic Sells for $1.1 Million

By: Matt Moore, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP)- A comic collector has been caught in Spider-Man's web, paying $1.1 million for a near-mint copy of "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15 that features the wall-crawler's debut. The issue, first published in 1962,...

British Council Appoints West Kowloon Cultural District Authority CEO as New...

LONDON.- The British Council – the UK’s international cultural relations organisation - has appointed Graham Sheffield as its new Director Arts. Martin Davidson, British Council Chief Executive said: “I am delighted to announce that G...

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