Mexico City - 01/03/2011
Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) conducted for the first time the three-dimensional registration of a shaft tomb, underground spaces used during Prehispanic time as funerary chambers in the western region of Mexico.
Martin Bailey - 01/07/2008
Despite widely publicised fears of damage to ancient sites, a team of specialists found that eight of the most important have not been touched after 2003
Issue 193 Art Newspaper
Kristina Cooke - 01/07/2011
The Egyptian government official charged with protecting his country's ancient monuments is threatening to take back an iconic obelisk in Central Park unless New York City takes steps to restore it.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. - 01/10/2011
ATHENS (AP).- Archaeologists on the island of Crete have discovered what may be evidence of one of the world's first sea voyages by human ancestors, the Greek Culture Ministry said Monday
GATINEAU, QUEBEC - 01/10/2011
The remarkable sophistication and complexity of the vibrant Haida culture is explored in a special exhibition presented through January 23, 2011 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Haida: Life. Spirit. Art. features more than 80 masterpieces from the outstanding Haida collection of the McCord Museum in Montréal.
Howard Nowes - 01/25/2009
Art objects and Deflation
The dividend of beauty is hard to put a monetary value on. Pride of ownership aside, antiquities and tribal art is an excellent place to invest your money. It seems that the world needs to adjust to a new financial reality. A few months ago, inflation was a top worry, especially the impact of sky-high fuel prices, but now, although consumers can celebrate falling prices at the gas pump and sales on everyday items, an investors' worry is exactly the opposite. Instead of inflation, the problem is deflation, a downward drift in prices that squeeze profits and investor returns to uncomfortable levels.
Carrie Coolidge - 01/26/2008Ancient Art has always been a serious fashionable collectable for educated investors. Michael H. Steinhardt believes there is money in antiquities. The legendardge-fund-manager-turned-full-time-philanthropist has quietly managed to assemble one of the largest and most important antiquities collections in the world. Now, he believes, its time has come.
"Ancient art has not appreciated much in value for a long time," says Steinhardt. "It has been under a certain
cloud because there are issues of provenance, which have made headlines in the last five- to 10-years and continue
to make headlines.
Press Release - 01/28/2007
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs opens February 3rd at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Over 380,000 tickets have already been sold. A few tickets for opening week are available, buy now to be among the first to see Tutankhamun in Philadelphia! Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs is in London beginning November,...
Herbert Cole - 02/01/2007
Herbert M. Cole looks at four decades of "African Arts" at UCLA and what the future may have in store for the journal and the field of African art. Without UCLA there would simply be no "African Arts."Celebrate African Arts, now entering into its fortieth year! Launched ambitiously in 1967, pledging a bilingual survey of all the...
Press Release - 02/07/2010
Brooklyn Museum Special Exhibition: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
In April, 2003, the Brooklyn Museum completed the reinstallation of its world-famous Egyptian collection, a process that took ten years. Three new galleries joined the four existing ones that had been completed in 1993 to tell the story of Egyptian art from its earliest known origins (circa 3500 B.C.) until the period when the Romans incorporated Egypt into their empire (30 B.C.–A.D. 395). Additional exhibits illustrate important themes about Egyptian culture, including women's roles, permanence and change in Egyptian art, temples and tombs, technology and materials, art and communication, and Egypt and its relationship to the rest of Africa. More than 1,200 objects— comprising sculpture, relief, paintings, pottery, and papyri—are now on view, including such treasures as an exquisite chlorite head of a Middle Kingdom princess, an early stone deity from 265 to B.C., a relief from the tomb of a man named Akhty-hotep, and a highly abstract female terracotta statuette created over five thousand years ago.