News: Asian art

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    From HALI 193: The Bruschettini Collection at the Aga Khan Museum

    In late September 2017, the great and good of the Islamic art world gathered in Toronto for a programme of events to celebrate the opening of the exhibition ‘Arts of the East’ at the Aga Khan Museum, featuring loans from the Bruschettini Collection.

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    Islamic Art in Dallas

    The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery opened at the Dallas Museum of Art on 18 April 2017, with a long-term installation in a new purpose-designed space dedicated to Islamic art. The new installation features more than 100 works from the Keir Collection, including a substantial number that have never previously been exhibited. Assembled over five… Read more »

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    Fibres of Life, Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery

    Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Fibres of Life’ (15 September–26 November 2017) and the publication Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago offer the world an overview of the ikat styles found across the islands, and the first comprehensive work of reference on the subject.

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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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    Salvago Collection Ottoman Textiles, Sotheby’s London 26 April 2017

    Sotheby’s London sale of Arts of the Islamic World on Wednesday 26th April 2017 includes twenty lots (139-158) of Ottoman and East Mediterranean complex silks, velvets and embroideries from the outstanding collection of Argine Benaki Salvago, grande dame of Alexandrian society in the 1930s and considered ‘one of Europe’s most beautiful women, the toast of… Read more »

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    Uzbek Silks from the Megalli Collection in Houston

    ‘Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats’, an unmissable loan exhibition of some fifty dazzling silk robes and panels from the collection of the late Murad Megalli, is now open at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas until 4 June 2017.

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    Asian Art in London 2016

    The ten-day annual event Asian Art in London, 3-12 November 2016, unites dealers, auction houses and societies in a series of selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars complimented by museum exhibitions.

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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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