Archive for October, 2015

English High Street Banks

Banks now call the shots in art deals

Oct 25th, 2015 | By

Whereas Bankers used to process art deals with little fuss, they now examine them in detail and decide if they will accept them or not. Your ‘Relationship Manager’ always wanted to know more about your business….well, now he does… and he is your new boss. All art deals of any significance now get referred to
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The head of the Shigir Idol seen in profile.

Shigir Idol in Yekaterinberg confirmed as the world’s oldest wooden monument

Oct 18th, 2015 | By

The Shigir Idol, a Totem Pole type figure, has recently been dated by German archaeologists in Mannheim as 11,000 years old. Accelerated Mass Spectrometry was used on seven miniscule wooden fragments. This dating puts the Idol as 1,500 years older than had been established by tests conducted in Russia in 1997 by G. I. Zajtseva at
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Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture for Abu Dhabi, cutting the ribbon at the opening.

Art Russe exhibition of Russian art opens in Abu Dhabi

Oct 16th, 2015 | By

The Art Russe exhibition of Soviet period paintings and sculpture, entitled ‘20th Century Russian and Soviet Art: War and Peace’ opened with a Gala evening event at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on the 6th October. Several museums are under construction in Abu Dhabi and, until they are ready, exhibitions are being held in
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