London, UK: Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art — The British Museum | See also Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Centre

Charting the fascinating history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries. Artistic exchange between East and West has a long and intertwined history, and the exhibition picks these stories up from the 15th century, following cultural interactions that…

“The Age of Ivory” — By Graham Chandler on Aramco World Com | Assyrian capital from the ninth to seventh centuries BCE would yield the largest concentration of ancient worked ivory ever discovered

British archeologist and adventurer Austen Henry Layard may be best known for the discovery in 1845 of the colossal winged bulls from Nimrud that are displayed at the entrance of the Assyrian gallery at the British Museum. But that same year he found the first of more than 100 exquisitely carved ivory specimens—the initial pieces…

Paderborn: The effigy of ‘Ötzi’ the Iceman | 5,300-year-old Mummy is now on exhibit at ‘Naturkunde Museum’ in Paderborn 24.08.18 – 06.01.2019| Watch Video

Ötzi, on Wikipedia Ötzi (German pronunciation: [ˈœtsi] ( listen)), also called the Iceman, the Similaun Man (Italian: Mummia del Similaun), the Man from Hauslabjoch, the Tyrolean Iceman, and the Hauslabjoch mummy, is the well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE.[2] The mummy was found in September 1991 in the…

Videos: Palestinian Museum opens in Occupied West Bank

Palestinian Museum highlights Jerusalem’s isolation — Al Jazeera Jerusalem Lives, the inaugural exhibition at the Birzeit museum, mixes traditional and contemporary art. Over the past nine months, museum staff have worked to unite artworks by 48 Palestinian, Arab and international artists [Nigel Wilson/Al Jazeera] Birzeit, Occupied West Bank – Outside the white-walled facade of the…

Antiquities Scholar: Islamic State’s Destruction of Museum & Library is Cultural & Ethnic Cleansing — Democracy now video

Source: democracynow Published on 27 Feb 2015 http://democracynow.org – Video has surfaced showing militants from the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Men are seen toppling statues and using sledgehammers and drills to destroy the artifacts. The Guardian reports one of the statues destroyed was a winged-bull…

Video: American Museum First to Digitize Entire Art Collection

VOAvideo Published on 9 Jan 2015 A major museum in Washington recently put its entire collection online, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks has never been seen by the public before, and can now be downloaded in many…

Documentary screening of monuments at Qutub complex — Times of India com

NEW DELHI: On your next visit to world heritage site Qutub Minar, you may get to learn more about monuments at Qutub complex and ancient heritage buildings of Mehrauli. The screening of a short documentary, featuring the monuments, by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was started earlier this week and it has been receiving a…

Armenian calligrapher’s work to be presented at NY exhibit — Pan Armenian Network

PanARMENIAN.Net – “Animating the Word: The Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions” will open on Wednesday, Dec 10 and run until Dec 30, ArtfixDaily reported. While Persian calligraphy and artwork is more familiar to most audiences, there are other rich traditions of calligraphy in the minority cultures of Iran. These traditions have inspired a genre…