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    MAK, Vienna to reopen permanent carpet gallery in April 2014

    Classical Egyptian, Persian, Turkish and Indian carpets are highlights of the new presentation of one of the world’s best-known and most valuable collections; soon to be housed in a purpose built ‘spatial concept’ designed by Michael Embacher.

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    Vikings at the British Museum

    The British Museum’s blockbuster Spring 2014 exhibition, Vikings: Life and Legend 6 March – 22 June 2014 explores warfare and cultural identity amongst the often violent, raider and trader warrior race.

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    Uzbek textiles on show in Calgary, Alberta until January 2014

    ‘Ram Horns and Scorpion Tails: Textiles from Uzbekistan’, which opened on 8 November 2013 in in the new Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary, features a selection of Uzbek rural flatwoven and embroidered textiles and knotted pile rugs from the Jean and Marie Erikson Collection.

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    Italian Renaissance Textiles in Cleveland, Ohio

    Until Tuesday, December 10, 2013, an installation at the Cleveland Museum of Art presents some 15 sumptuous Italian silks, velvets, and altar frontals of the 14th and 15th centuries from the CMA’s world-class collection.

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