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Expert Tips on Shipping Old Master Paintings Safely

Expert Tips on Shipping Old Master Paintings Safely

Old Master paintings enjoy evergreen popularity and beat all records in sales by grossing unbelievable revenues for their owners, as is proven by Old Master auctions held by Sotheby’s and other auction houses. However, if you are a NY-based avid fan of ...

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The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The legendary Voynich Manuscript is a Holy Grail for historiographers and linguists. This mysterious book was written in the unknown language during the Italian Renaissance. On the pages of Voynich Manuscript, you may see the zodiac signs, plants, astronomic symbols, ...

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Shipping Ceramics: Packing Tips

Shipping Ceramics: Packing Tips

When you are buying antiques made of ceramics and want to ship them, you may experience some difficulties. This material is fragile, so the risk to break the 11th-century vase into little pieces scales up massively. What should you do ...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition in New York

Nowadays, a zest for art among wealthy people is a sign of good manners, so many of them organize exhibitions, buy pieces of art and even the whole museums. Sometimes their collections of masterpieces are so extensive that they can ...

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Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

The National Gallery, one of the well-known art galleries in London, has to justify the inclusion of the scandalous painting “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”) in the retrospective exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci that was held in 2011-2012. Author ...

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€1 Billion for the Restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral

€1 Billion for the Restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral

It is impossible to imagine Paris without such incredible architectural gems as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and of course, the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Unfortunately, the latter has recently been damaged in a fire on April 15. Today, numerous private financial ...

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Leonardo da Vinci Expositions: Part II

Leonardo da Vinci Expositions: Part II

Despite the great number of exhibitions honoring the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the main art events will be held in Milan. The Italian master spent the most productive 18 years of his life here. In Milan, he ...

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Leonardo da Vinci Expositions: Part I

Leonardo da Vinci Expositions: Part I

The 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death will be honored with a great exhibition program covering not only the life and work of the Renaissance master, but also his predecessors and followers. While many are waiting for the Leonardo ...

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Where is “Salvator Mundi”?

Where is “Salvator Mundi”?

Few works of art have caused as much intrigue as “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”) by Leonardo da Vinci. First, the authenticity of the painting was a big question mark. Then, in November 2017, it became the most expensive ...

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The Exhibition Dedicated to the Medieval Sahara

The Exhibition Dedicated to the Medieval Sahara

Long before Nelson Mandela, Africa’s political enhancement, and the fight for the black culture development, one of the continent’s hallmarks was the Sahara desert – once a busy marketplace. The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University holds a unique ...

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