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Fine Arms, Armour and Militaria to Be Offered in London at...

LONDON.- A very rare gilt copper Ottoman Tombak shield from the late 16th century is among the highlights of an auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria in London on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The sale will be held at midday by Thomas Del Mar Ltd (...

Hunterian Acquires Important Glasgow Style Candlestick and Expressionist Portrait

GLASGOW.- The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow has recently boosted its Mackintosh and Expressionist collections with help from the Art Fund and the National Fund for Acquisitions. The Hunterian is home to one of the finest university collections...

Hunterian Acquires Important Glasgow Style Candlestick and Expressionist Portrait

GLASGOW.- The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow has recently boosted its Mackintosh and Expressionist collections with help from the Art Fund and the National Fund for Acquisitions. The Hunterian is home to one of the finest university collections...

Mexican Artist Hands Over Aztatlan Archaeological Pieces to Mexican Government

MEXICO CITY.- A collection of almost 300 archaeological pieces dated between 200 and 1350 AD, considered one of the most important collections of Aztatlan Culture, developed in the lowlands of Nayarit, was received by the National Institute of Anthropo...

Mexican Artist Hands Over Aztatlan Archaeological Pieces to Mexican Government

MEXICO CITY.- A collection of almost 300 archaeological pieces dated between 200 and 1350 AD, considered one of the most important collections of Aztatlan Culture, developed in the lowlands of Nayarit, was received by the National Institute of Anthropo...

Rare Enamel Piece with Local Links Added to Aberdeen Art Collection

LONDON.- A rare and exquisite portrait made of enamel on copper by Aberdeen-born artist James Cromar Watt has been bought by Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums with support from the Art Fund and the National Fund for Acquisitions. Portrait of a Young Woman...

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...

Experts Debate on Authenticity of Probable Third Known Photograph of Chopin

WARSAW (AP).- Chopin experts are trying to determine whether a photo that has surfaced in Poland is really of the 19th century composer. If authentic, it would be only the third known photograph of Chopin, who lived from 1810-1849. Wladyslaw Zuchowski...

The Ptarmigan Vase: A Unique Treasure Enters National Gallery of Canada’s...

OTTAWA.- Thanks to a generous contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage's Movable Cultural Property Program, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has acquired a unique and highly-significant vase for its international art collection. The Pt...

The Ptarmigan Vase: A Unique Treasure Enters National Gallery of Canada’s...

OTTAWA.- Thanks to a generous contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage's Movable Cultural Property Program, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has acquired a unique and highly-significant vase for its international art collection. The Pt...

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