News: antiquities

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    Carpets and Islamic Art at the MIA, Doha

    ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India’, the current exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (15 March–4 November 2017), brings a new perspective to the MIA’s remarkable permanent collection.

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    From the Lands of Asia

    An unusual exhibition opens in Canada at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History in November 2016.

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    Opus Anglicanum at the V&A, London

    ‘Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery’ opens on 1 October at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Read an excerpt of the co-curators’ introduction from HALI 189.

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    Tribal Art London

    Tribal Art London, at the prestigious Mall Galleries from 1-4 September 2016, is the UK’s only fair devoted exclusively to authentic works of world art of all periods, from the ancient to the contemporary.

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    Ancient Andean Textiles at Yale University Art Gallery

    ‘Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles’ is open at Yale University Art Gallery until 18 September 2016. Woven tunics, mantles and wall hangings as well as related feather, gold and silver objects, tools and ceramics ranging in date from 900 BCE to the 16th century CE are on loan from two private collections.

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    Cultures: The World Art Fair, Brussels

    For the first time, the three established fairs AAB (Asian Art in Brussels), BAAF (Brussels Ancient Art Fair) and BRUNEAF (Brussels Non European Art Fair) are joining together for ‘Cultures: The World Art Fair’ in Brussels, 8-12 June 2016.

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    Seth Siegelaub at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

    An extract from an exhibition review by Alan Kennedy of ‘Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art’ at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, 12 December 2015 – 17 April 2017.

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    The Sun King’s Tapestries

    ‘Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV’ at the J. Paul Getty Museum (until
    1 May 2016) in Los Angeles is the first major museum exhibition of tapestries on the West Coast in four decades.


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