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St Paul’s Completes £40 Million Restoration Project and Celebrates 300th Anniversary

LONDON.- In June 2011, one of the largest and most impressive restoration projects ever undertaken in the UK is formally completed. The St Paul’s Cathedral programme of cleaning and repair has cost £40m, taken 15 years, and is the first time in i...

Colonial Williamsburg Showcases Maps and Prints

WILLIAMSBURG (AP).- A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg is showcasing maps and prints of early America. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation says the exhibition called "More Than Meets the Eye: Maps and Prints of Early America" will be on displa...

Germany Relaxes Restrictions on Reichstag Visits

BERLIN (AP).- Germany's parliament says restrictions on visits to the cupola of its Reichstag building — long a Berlin tourist magnet — will be relaxed later this month, but sightseers will have to register in advance. The Reichstag's glass...

The Other King’s Speech Goes Under the Hammer at Bonhams

LONDON.- A remarkable hand-written speech delivered by Charles II in Perth on 6 October 1650 is for auction at Bonhams in London on 29 March as part of the Roy Davids sale of Papers and Portraits. Written down the side of one page and folded into four ...

Germany to Reopen Reichstag Visitor Platform

BERLIN (AP).- Germany's parliament says it will reopen access for registered visitors to the rooftop terrace and glass copula of the Reichstag building this weekend, after closing it due to security concerns. The popular tourist site, which offers a ...

Exhibition of Outstanding Works on Paper from IVAM’s Collection Opens in...

VALENCIA.- The exhibition "Works on paper in the IVAM Collection" sponsored by the Valencian Parliament gathers 226 works distributed in Modern Vanguard, Vanguard postwar Sculptors Drawings and Postmodernism. The exhibition highlights the variety of i...

Jitish Kallat to Present Provocative Work of Art on Art Institute’s...

CHICAGO, IL.- This fall, acclaimed contemporary artist Jitish Kallat turns the landmark Art Institute Grand Staircase into a meditation on religious tolerance, drawing on the museumʼs own history in concert with the most devastating terrorist atta...

Jitish Kallat to Present Provocative Work of Art on Art Institute’s...

CHICAGO, IL.- This fall, acclaimed contemporary artist Jitish Kallat turns the landmark Art Institute Grand Staircase into a meditation on religious tolerance, drawing on the museumʼs own history in concert with the most devastating terrorist atta...

Sir Winston Churchill’s Masonic Apron on View in London

LONDON.- A number of members of parliament have been freemasons over the years, including Sir Winston Churchill. In 1902 Winston Churchill, half way through his first term as member of parliament for Oldham, placed an order for his apron from H.T. Lamb...

Artist Nasser Azam Relaunches Historic Art Foundry

LONDON.- The Zahra Modern Art Foundries, a major new UK art foundry, has been launched under the ownership of the artist Nasser Azam. Based in a purpose-built facility in Braintree , Essex , and benefiting from highly skilled local craftsmen, the Zahra...

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