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British High Court Rejects Antiques Trade Challenge of Ivory Ban

Guardian / November 5th, 2019

A court claim from the Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures (Fact) failed Tuesday to compel the British High Court to make exceptions to a total ivory ban in the U.K. The U.K.'s 2018 Ivory Act is set to cease trade in ivory pieces of all ages with a few artistic exemptions, notes the ...

5 Finds to Preview From 2019's AADLA Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show in NYC, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

ArtfixDaily / September 26th, 2019

{{image}} The Art & Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) will present their third annual Fine Art & Antiques Show—with 24 dealers—for a 5-day run starting Thursday October 31st at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue on New York’s Upper East Side. ...

Experts Urge French President to 'Take the Time' on Notre-Dame Restoration

Le Figaro / April 30th, 2019

After the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed that the iconic landmark would be rebuilt by 2024, in time for the Summer Olympics in Paris. Even with over a billion dollars already pledged for rebuilding, many experts have chimed in ...

Blenheim Palace Displays New Acquisitions of Key Works From Its Lost Collections

ArtfixDaily / February 14th, 2019

A new exhibition at the UK's magnificent Blenheim Palace is showcasing recently acquired works of art, including rarely seen works by Sir Winston Churchil, and family portraits from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. "Art and the Churchill Family" is on view through March 16. Blenheim ...

Virtually Browse (and Support) the 20 Museums Closed by the Government Shutdown

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2019

With the 19 federally-funded Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art in DC closed due to the continuing federal government shutdown, people can still view collections and support these vital American institutions--online. The Smithsonian website has an array of thematic exhibitions ...

The Getty Responds to Court Ruling on 2,000-Year-Old Victorious Youth Statue

The Guardian / December 5th, 2018

Italy’s supreme court has ruled that the Getty museum in Los Angeles must return a 2,000-year-old Greek bronze statue, known both as the "Victorious Youth" and the "Getty Bronze," that it bought for almost $4m in 1977. (Read more: The Guardian) In response, the museum released this statement ...

20 Pieces for Chippendale’s Tercentenary Plus New Work by Marina Abramović Among Highlights of Masterpiece London 2018

ArtfixDaily / June 6th, 2018

The Masterpiece London 2018 edition, which runs from June 28 - July 4 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will present an array of art from the 18th-century carved creations of Thomas Chippendale to the debut of new forms of work by famed performance artist Marina Abramović. With Thomas ...

Art Dealer Graham Arader Lists His Antiques-Filled Hudson River Estate

Bloomberg / March 30th, 2018

New York-based antique map, book, and print specialist W. Graham Arader has listed his 1850s Italianate Victorian residence in Nyack, New York, one of several of his historic residences. “I own the seventh-oldest house in San Francisco,” he told Bloomberg, “I own the only pristine beaux-arts ...

Hemingway Museum Curators, Cats Ride Out Hurricane in Key West

Forbes / September 11th, 2017

Surrounded by lush gardens, the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum became a fortress to 11 staff members when Hurricane Irma made a direct hit on the Florida Keys over the weekend. Curator Dave Gonzales and 10 staff members, along with 54 cat descendants of Ernest Hemingway's own cat, ...

400 Viking Artifacts Stolen from Museum in Norway

Newsmax / August 21st, 2017

Some 400 objects of Viking origin were stolen from a museum in Norway sometime between Aug. 11 and 13. The pieces were due to be transferred to a more secure location on Aug. 14. "If the stolen objects are not returned, this is by far the most terrible event in the 200 years of Norwegian museum ...

$1.27 Million Fabergé Find Stuns on Antiques Roadshow

Daily Mail / June 25th, 2017

BBC's Antiques Show unearthed a Fabergé piece estimated to be worth around £1million ($1.27 million). To a shocked audience, the appraisal of the rare piece came from jewelry expert Geoffrey Munn during a taping at Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands. At nearly 4 inches tall, ...

Versailles to Expand Contemporary Art Program With 10 Artists

Le Figaro / March 15th, 2017

Château de Versailles introduced its contemporary art program a decade ago with a solo exhibition of one artist each year. Director Catherine Pégard has announced that Versailles will this year expand the program to feature ten contemporary artists at a time in exhibitions. Massive ...

From Trump Plates to Chippendale Chairs, A Range of Works in Antiques Week 2017

Antiques and the Arts Weekly / January 18th, 2017

Americana collectors and "best of the best" object seekers will head to events during Antiques Week 2017 underway now in New York City. Antiques and the Arts Weekly (aka "The Bee") has published this guide to the week's events, exhibitions, shows, lectures, auctions and more. (The action ...

Victoria and Albert Museum Director Reportedly to Resign Over Brexit Concerns

Guardian / September 4th, 2016

The director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Martin Roth, is expected to resign this week and return to his native Germany in a decision fuelled by his disillusionment at the Brexit vote. Roth was appointed in 2011, becoming the first foreign director of the V&A since it was founded ...

Magnificent Italian Castle to be Auctioned Fully Furnished

Concierge Auctions / August 14th, 2016

Castel Valer, a restored medieval fortress at the edge of the Dolomites mountain range in northern Italy, goes under the gavel on Sept. 8. The historic property has descended in the same family for about 650 years. Steeped in history while updated for the 21st century, the castle combines ...

Two Renowned Antiques Dealers Deny Selling 'Fake' Chairs to Versailles

Telegraph / June 13th, 2016

French police have arrested two respected antiques dealers on suspicion of selling fake Louis XV chairs to the famed royal chateau of Versailles, reports the Telegraph: Art fraud officers detained the two dealers for questioning...both Paris-based experts in 18th century furniture. They are ...

San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Highlights Something Old, Something New Aesthetic

ArtfixDaily / October 22nd, 2015

Rooted in Victorian times and infused with the energy of today's tech industry, San Francisco is a place where old and new, tradition and innovation, blend seamlessly. West Coast art collectors and designers just as easily mix styles and periods, and flock ...

Old is New Again in New York Pop-Up Exhibition

T, The New York Times Style Magazine / September 23rd, 2015

Four renowned European antiques dealers are betting that American collectors are ready for fresh objects of desire. With eye-catching displays, they are looking to cultivate an interest in historical objects and centuries-old art with a new generation of American collectors ...

Nazi Gold Train Finders Claim 'Priceless' Amber Room Could Be Inside

Daily Mail / September 23rd, 2015

Two treasure hunters who say research led them to the site in Poland where a Nazi train supposedly laden with unknown documents and valuables is buried in a tunnel have a new claim. The pair says the long-lost Amber Room stolen from the Russian czars could be on board the ...

Palace of Versailles Moves Forward with Hotel Plans

Independent / August 18th, 2015

Three 17th-century buildings just 100 yards from the main palace of Versailles will be renovated and converted into a luxury hotel. The renovation is expected to cost at least $7 million. Dips in funding for the state-owned Chateau de Versailles has the popular site needing to increase ...