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New species of dinosaur discovered lying forgotten in a museum

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A palaeontologist from the University of Bath studying fossils that were kept in a museum in Canada for over 75 years has discovered a new species of dinosaur. Dr Nick Longrich studied the fossilised bones of two horned dinosaurs from the ceratopsian family and found that they were in fact two previously unknown species. Show More Summary

Big donation to help Swiss museum receive Gurlitt art hoard

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

An anonymous benefactor has put up at least 800,000 euros to help the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern house a massive collection of 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era. The donation means preparations will start immediately for the arrival of the collection of German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt, reported Swiss paper Tages Anzeiger on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Crimean museums launch legal bid in Holland to recover treasures

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Four Crimean museums on Wednesday announced a joint legal bid to force a Dutch museum to hand back priceless treasures loaned to the art-house shortly before Russia's annexation of Crimea. "On November 19, four Crimean museums filedShow More Summary

Swiss firm to put Napoleon's DNA in watches

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Napoleon's admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced Tuesday its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor's hair. Half-millimetre slices of his locks will be placed inside...Show More Summary

Prisoner shoes stolen from Nazi death camp museum

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Eight shoes belonging to prisoners at a former Nazi death camp have been stolen from a museum at the site in Poland, a museum official said Tuesday. Police have launched an investigation into the weekend theft from the State Museum at the former World War II camp in Majdanek, museum spokeswoman Agnieszka Kowalczyk-Nowak said. Show More Summary

Daily Inspiration #1933

19 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary

A highly important imperial embroidered silk Thangka achieves US$45 million at Christie's

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

In an intense bidding competition which lasted 22 minutes (normally a lot takes one minute), the famous 15th century Thangka was sold for a record HK$348,400,000 (US$45million). It was knocked down to Jinqing Cai, President of Christie?s China, who spoke in Mandarin. Show More Summary

Major funding announced for new public art gallery on Vancouver waterfront

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Presentation House Gallery announced today a lead gift of $4-million for its new building from Polygon Homes Ltd. and the Audain Foundation. Polygon Homes president Neil Chrystal made the gift at an event in North Vancouver today. With...Show More Summary

Royal Ontario Museum announces Janet Carding leaving as Director and CEO

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Janet Carding, CEO and Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, has decided to leave the ROM on March 31, 2015 after successfully leading the Museum through its Centennial year. A holder of dual Australian and British citizenship, Janet will return to Australia. Show More Summary

''Dad's Halo Effect'' a new major public artwork by Ryan Gander revealed today in Beswick, east Manchester

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The much anticipated public sculpture by renowned international contemporary artist, Ryan Gander, has been revealed today as part of the Beswick community hub in east Manchester. Protected by hoardings,''Dad's Halo Effect'' has been formally handed to the people of east Manchester during an afternoon ceremony. Show More Summary

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Art Sale series on 24-25 November totals US$12.8 million

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s Hong Kong concluded its two-day Chinese Art Sale Series on 25 November at Sotheby?s Hong Kong Gallery which totalled HK$99.3 million / US$12.7 million, more than double pre- sale estimate (HK$46.3 million / US$5.9 million)....Show More Summary

Maggi Hambling returns to the National Gallery with a brand new series of paintings

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Maggi Hambling, the first National Gallery Artist in Residence (1980-81), has established a reputation over the last four decades as one of Britain?s most significant and controversial painters and sculptors. This autumn she returnsShow More Summary

Wood

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

rosenfeld porcini presents WOOD a themed sculpture exhibition including works by Roberto Almagno (Italy); Leonardo Drew (USA); Herbert Golser (Austria); and Sebastián Gordín (Argentina). The gallery will showcase new sculptures by each...Show More Summary

Claude Rutault's first solo exhibition in America on view at Galerie Perrotin

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Galerie Perrotin, New York is presenting a collection of works by Claude Rutault, the artist?s first solo exhibition in America following four decades of prominent and influential practice in France. Rutault?s work, beginning with aShow More Summary

Rare Asian works of art to be auctioned at Crosshall Manor, Cambridgeshire

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon and Turnbull will be selling Fine Asian Works of Art at a sale on December 2nd 2014 at 10am at Crosshall Manor Cambridgeshire. Comprising artworks from many private Scottish collections and featuring itemsShow More Summary

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen announces exceptional purchase of work by Medardo Rosso

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has seized the unique opportunity to acquire a large work by the Italian artist Medardo Rosso. The museum purchased ?Femme à la voilette? (Woman with a Veil, 1923) for ? 1.9 million with the support of major funds and private individuals, like Mondriaan Fund and Vereniging Rembrandt. Show More Summary

The riddle of 'The Sluice Gate at Optevoz'

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The exhibition focuses on the recently restored painting ?The Sluice Gate at Optevoz?, acquired over a hundred years ago as a work by Gustave Courbet, and its surprising and unusual history. The painting of a rugged, rocky landscape with a simple lock shows a small patch of rural France far removed from the urban bustle of Paris. Show More Summary

Sotheby's to exhibit works by Ireland's leading artists in Dublin

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s will present an exhibition of Irish artworks from its upcoming auction of British and Irish Art in Dublin from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 November 2014. Five works by Louis le Brocquy headline the group, including one of the most...Show More Summary

Fine Jewellery and Jadeite Auction sees robust results at Bonhams Hong Kong

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

There was spirited bidding on the phones, in the room and online at the Bonhams Fine Jewellery and Jadeite auction today in Hong Kong. The sale achieved robust results with top lots going to Asian private collectors. There was heavy interest in both diamonds and jade, with many important lots selling above their high estimates. Show More Summary

'Post Pop: East Meets West' opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

On 26 November 2014, the Tsukanov Family Foundation and Saatchi Gallery opened Post Pop: East Meets West, the first comprehensive exhibition examining why Pop Art, of all the twentieth century's movements has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that had or still have very different and sometimes opposing ideologies. Show More Summary

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