News: museum collections

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    Rarely Seen Oriental Rugs from the W. Parsons Todd Collection

    The Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown, NJ presents ‘Antique Carpets Through the Eyes of W. Parsons’, which features seventeen rarely seen antique carpets and related books that informed rug collectors in the early 20th century.

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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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    Volkmann-Treffen 2015

    The 2015 edition of Volkmann-Treffen will take place on 16–18 October 2015 at the Museum für Islamische Kunst/Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin.

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    The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

    ‘The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky’, a current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, showcases the power and continuity of the art of Native American people of the Plains region.

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    The Fabric of India at the V&A

    The Victoria and Albert Museum have announced a major textile exhibition. The Fabric of India, supported by Good Earth will present 200 handmade objects that will celebrate the variety, virtuosity and incomparable richness of India’s textile traditions, 3 October 2015 – 10 January 2016.

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    ARTIC Unveils New Islamic Galleries

    The Art Institute of Chicago has unveiled its new galleries for Islamic art, meaning that the museum’s permanent collection is back on show for the first time since 2012.

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    War Rugs from Afghanistan at MART

    As part of its cultural programme for the centenary of the First World War, MART is exhibiting 50 war rugs from Afghanistan at the Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Rovereto.

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