News: museum collections

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    Burrell at Kelvingrove: Tapestries, until 30 November 2017

    Tapestries from the Burrell Collection by Dr Elizabeth Cleland and Dr Lorraine Karafel, published in August 2017, is a richly illustrated benchmark for future research and interpretation of tapestries of the period. Some featured works are on show at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow until 30 November.

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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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    Classical Carpets and Renaissance Paintings in Venice

    A major exhibition, ‘Sérénissime Trame: Carpets from the Zaleski Collection and Renaissance Paintings’, opens on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice.

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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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    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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    International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC 2017)

    The fifth International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC 2017), titled ‘Traditions and Innovations’ will happen 17-20 October 2017 in Baku in partnership with the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC).

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    Rediscovery of a Tudor Dress Fragment

    Curators from the Historic Royal Palaces in the UK have identified an embroidered altar cloth as a rare fragment of Elizabethan dress.


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