News: July 2013

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    Austria’s Newest Auctioneer

    The first sale organised by Udo Langauer’s new Austria Auction Company (AAC) will take place in downtown Vienna on 21 September 2013 at 4 pm, at Novomatic Forum in Friedrichstraße. The inaugural consignment will include between 180 and 200 high quality collectable antique rugs, kilims and textiles, ranging in date from the 16th century to the 20th.

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    Tsutsugaki: Indigo Textiles of Japan at the Guimet, Paris

    The exhibition ‘Tsutsugaki: Japanese Indigo-dyed Textiles’ at the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet in Paris until 10 October 2013, brings together works taken from the museum’s Krishna Riboud/AEDTA Collection, from a private collection and from Japanese collections, including pieces that have never left the country before.

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    The Santa Fe Show: Objects of Art, August 2013

    More than 65 prestigious exhibitors will be showing at the 4th annual Santa Fe Show: Objects of Art, taking place from 9 to 13 August 2013 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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    Baluchtreffen 2013: Prayer Rugs

    Frank Martin Diehr reports: On the second weekend in June, the tiny village of Taura, near Chemnitz in Saxony became the hub of the Baluch collecting world, with participants in annual German-speaking Baluch collectors’ meeting coming from as far afield as the USA and Sweden.

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    Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art in Munich

    An upcoming exhibition at The International Design Museum, Munich, will center on the collection of Munich architect Professor Jürgen Adam, from 29 September 2013 till 6 January 2014.

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    ‘Majestic African Textiles’ in Indiana until March 2014

    A stunning exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art features more than 60 pieces of antique textile art from North and Sub-Saharan Africa from the museum’s diverse collection of African textiles, one of the most comprehensive in the USA.

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    An Ottoman Tent in Wawel Royal Castle

    The 17th-century Turkish tent on display at the Wawel Royal Castle, Cracow, is the largest of its kind in Poland, and is one of the most valuable historical mementoes in the Wawel collection and indeed all of Europe.

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    Fabulous textiles on show in Cleveland

    On 30 June 2013, The Cleveland Museum of Art opened its new North Wing galleries with an inaugural exhibition ‘Luxuriance: Silks from Islamic Lands, 1250-1900’, which reveals the museum’s exceptional oriental textiles collection to the world for the first time in almost a decade


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