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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 ...
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 ...
The Guardian / August 17th, 2015
Not all are in favor of the Vatican Museums' Patrum, a new app designed as a philanthropic crowdfunding venture to support the treasures in the Vatican. The Guardian's Jonathan Jones, for one, thinks the app could lead to restoration projects that are more harmful than good for art and ...
ArtfixDaily / May 28th, 2015
What is the Rijksmuseum doing right? The European Museum Forum recently named Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum the European Museum of the Year. “This is a great museum, at the height of its powers, providing a rich experience to the public, and a socially aware outreach program for visitors of ...
USA Today / January 5th, 2015
In less than a year, the Detroit Institute of Arts has fulfilled its promise to deliver $100 million to the city's $816-million grand bargain debt restructuring plan.
Scotland Now / December 29th, 2014
The value of work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is set to soar in price after the fire at the Glasgow School of Art, according to auction experts. Sellers were “amazed” at the rocketing value of...
Guardian / December 15th, 2014
An auction of Winston Churchill's personal possessions is set for Dec. 17 at Sotheby's in London. A preview is underway of the items left by his last surviving child, Lady Mary Soames, who died last June, aged 91. A gallery of Churchill's own paintings, regarded as the most important group ever ...
ArtfixDaily / December 11th, 2014
A 250th anniversary celebration for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has generated fanfare and controversy. President Vladimir Putin was on hand for the museum’s jubilee reception December 7 when he presented the museum with a duo of dazzling gifts: a 19th-century clock made ...
New York Times / October 7th, 2014
Budget cuts from state aid are forcing cultural institutions in Paris to ask the public to raise thousands, sometimes millions, in micro-donations. Crowd-funding is taking off...
ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2014
More than 7,000 people donated to a month-long campaign to save the Wedgwood collection in the U.K. from being sold off.
New York Times / August 27th, 2014
New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.
CT Post / August 24th, 2014
A Greenwich, CT., art collector is again taking legal action against a Manhattan art dealer with new claims of fraud and charges of racketeering.
Forbes / August 18th, 2014
Swiss watchmaker Breguet has funded a lavish new display of 18th-century French decorative arts in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Agence France-Presse / July 2nd, 2014
The Prince’s Palace of Monaco will auction the contents of its museum dedicated to Napoleon this November in what experts describe as the “sale of the century” for fans of the period.
ArtfixDaily / February 3rd, 2014
Christie's revealed some of the highlights in sales this spring of works from the estate of copper heiress Huguette Clark. Four masterworks by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir...
ArtfixDaily / October 29th, 2013
An attic treasure soared to a record price in 15 minutes during intense bidding in a packed sales room in Hudson, New York, on October 26th. The rare Fabergé Imperial figure ultimately sold to a phone bidder for $5.2 million (hammer price; $5,980,000 with fees) against a pre-sale auction ...
ArtfixDaily / July 24th, 2013
Timed to celebrate the birth this week of HRH Prince George of Cambridge, the Museum of London exhibition "A Royal Arrival" showcases royal baby items through the ages.
New York Social Diary / April 2nd, 2012
Purveyors of fine English furniture and objects, Diana and Mark Jacoby reside in a pre-Civil War period brick building on Manhattan's East 58th Street. Their personal belongings are intermingled with the inventory of Philip Colleck Ltd.
Daily Mail / September 25th, 2011
British police have recovered a haul of antiques worth £5 million hidden in the garages of gang members. The loot came from raids on England’s stately homes, and included a £1.3 million porcelain collection and a £500,000 Chippendale table.
ArtfixDaily / July 29th, 2011
A new report sponsored by the non-profit dealer association CINOA finds that fairs and online business are poised to become the main source of revenue for the art and antiques trade. E-retail is expected to surpass traditional offline sales by 2020. Dr. Clare McAndrew's CINOA study reports...