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Nefertiti in Berlin now thru April 2013

From France 24. Berlin celebrates centenary of discovery of Nefertiti bust.

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Louvre opens a new branch in Lens

From Deutsche Welle. A new branch of Paris’s Louvre is opening in the northern mining town of Lens. If you are in France after December 12, 2012, stop in.

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New Saxon finds at Oxfordshire museum in Woodstock

From Oxford Mail. For the rest of 2012, ancient treasure unearthed by private citizens and their metal detectors will be on display at a free museum in Woodstock, north of Oxford. Cool!

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Catherine the Great in Edinburgh

From the London Independent. An exhibition devoted to Russia’s Catherine the Great is running at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh thru October 21. Hmmm. Another possibility for my fall trip.

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Prague Underwater – a photo exhibit in Prague commemorating the floods of 2002

From Prague Post. Prague Underwater, a photography exhibit of the “once in a century” floods in 2002 runs through October 7, when it will move to the Old Town Hall. Flood barriers have been improved since then and have been … Continue reading

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Chagall exhibition in Moscow

From France 24. An exhibition of Marc Chagall‘s work at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery runs through 30 September.

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Olafur Eliasson’s blackouts at Tate Modern

I saw this artist’s other-worldly Weather Project installation at the Tate Modern several years ago. Now he’s got something different planned for the same museum,  Little Sun, beginning on July 28. I hope it runs long enough for me to … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage news

The following are all from Deutsche Welle newsmail. There are 936 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. At the annual UNESCO conference in St Petersburg, Russia, there are 33 new applications. The designation is not permanent, however; it can … Continue reading

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New triple play art show at Tate Liverpool

Three-pronged art exhibition at the Tate Liverpool thru late October 2012. From London Independent.

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A look at Leipzig’s Museum of Musical Instruments

From Deutsche Welle. Musical instruments in a Leipzig museum may not be familiar if they’re no longer in use.

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documenta art fair open in Germany

From Deutsche Welle. Kassel’s every-five-years contemporary art fair opens for 100 days.

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Old and new on display in Germany

Jewelry, mosaics, glass and sculpture abound at the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne. The Documenta art fair opens in Kassel in June and runs for 100 days.

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Art exhibition in Dresden for Raphael’s Madonna

You’ll recognize the cherubs, if nothing else. It’s 500 years since Raphael painted his Madonna and Dresden is celebrating thru August 26th.  From Deutsche Welle.

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New home for Mucha’s Slav Epic in Prague

From France 24.  Alfons Mucha’s heroic-scaled masterpiece, his Slav Epic, has moved to a new home in Prague. Mucha is better known for his Art Nouveau posters, but this collection of 20 paintings was his lifework and Prague was the … Continue reading

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Van Gogh Museum makes a new acquisition

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum has acquired another Van Gogh long held privately. From Dutch News.

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Art museum robberies increasing. On the other hand…

Chinese artifacts stolen from UK museums. From London Independent. But then there’s another report of a piece of ‘art’ tossed by a security guard. From Dutch News. I suppose nobody got a photo beforehand, I couldn’t find one. Oh well. … Continue reading

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