News: December 2013

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    Made in Oceania: Tapa exhibition in Cologne

    The Rautenstracuh-Joest Museum’s new special exhibition ‘Made in Oceania: Tapa – Art and Social Landscapes’ presents a number of unique tapa (bark cloth) masterpieces dating back to the 18th century, on show until 27 April 2014.

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    Volkmar Gantzhorn receives Armenian award

    The Movses Khorenatsi Medal has been awarded to Volkmar Gantzhorn, for his huge tome The Christian Oriental Carpet, which has been revised and published in Armenia.

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    In Memoriam: Ron Hort

    Michael Phillips writes: After a long battle with serious health problems, Ronald Franklin Hort passed away shortly after returning home from exhibiting at last October’s Antique Rug and Textile Show in San Francisco.

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    In Memoriam: Toni Hutmacher

    Henri Daumas writes: For a long time I was unaware of Toni Hutmacher. I met him a good while after I had met his wife, Arlette Bollag, a lively woman with a charismatic personality and an infectious love for old kilims.


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