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Art exhibitions and art & antique fair announcements, the launching of a new app for the iPad or smart phone, a conference on a specific subject related to the fine and applied arts, the publication of a new book, news from collectors societies and of course breaking news like for example the discovery of a 16th century master painting in the attic of a spinster. Any type of news on the fine and decorative arts is published in this category.

Ontdekking eeuwenoud papierbehang in huis ontdekkingsreiziger Roggeveen

Tijdens de restauratie van een rijksmonument in het centrum van Middelburg zijn verschillende eeuwenoude papierbehangsels gevonden. Het woonhuis van de 18de-eeuwse ontdekkingsreiziger Jacob Roggeveen – ontdekker van het wereldberoemde Paaseiland –...


Overzichtstentoonstelling Theo Colenbrander (1841-1930)

Van keramiek tot grafisch ontwerp en van architectuur tot tapijten. Van 22 maart tot en met 28 september 2014 staan ruim 100 objecten van Nederlands eerste industrieel ontwerper Theo Colenbrander  (1841-1930) in de schijnwerpers in het Drents M...


Goede verkopen houden aan op TEFAF 2014

De voorjaarsstemming die buiten heerst is op TEFAF 2014 ook binnen voelbaar. Sterke verkopen zorgen voor een opgetogen stemming en optimisme. De handelaren meldden verkopen aan nieuwe klanten en aan musea. Ook de zeldzame Chinese schaal uit de Yua...


Dutch museums pitch for Barak Obama's attention

At the end of this month, the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 is held in the Hague and will be attended by 58 world leaders, 5.000 delegates and 3.000 journalists. As one may expect part of the city will be transformed into a ‘fortress’.  Football ma...


Global art market nears pre-recession boom level as American sales soar - The TEFAF Art Market Report 2014

The global art and antiques market is almost back to the extraordinary heights of the pre-recession boom years powered by buyers in America and by rising prices for major Post-War and Contemporary artists, reveals a new report issued by TEFAF Maas...


Nieuwe app voor gepersonaliseerde museum ervaring

EU investeert in smartphone en tablet app voor op maat gemaakte, interactieve museumrondleiding CHESS app geïntroduceerd tijdens Innovation Convention in Brussel op 10 en 11 maart   Museumbezoekers stellen binnenkort hun eigen culturele rondleidi...


Making museums a mobile, personalised and interactive experience.

Visitors can use mobile devices to participate in a unique , personalised museum experience and bring cultural heritage to life CHESS technology developed by French, Greek, British and German partners in EU-funded project to be showcased at the In...


Dirty Little Secrets, Celebrity, Sex and Money. MOOC’s : unveiling the arts.

For a year or so I have been hooked to MOOC’s. No MOOC’s are not one of the latest designer drugs but basically an online learning course that is defined by Wikipedia as : A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC; English pronunciation: /mu:k/) is an on...


Van Gogh painting owned by ‘Goldfinger’, James Bond’s archrival, on sale at the TEFAF

A painting that played a key role in making Vincent van Gogh internationally famous and which was later owned by the American millionaire on whom Ian Fleming modelled his arch-villain Goldfinger is to go on sale at TEFAF Maastricht.   Moulin de la...


Willem van Roijen new chairman of the TEFAF

After his cycling accident last August, Ben Janssens wrote to the President of the Board of Trustees, Willem Baron van Dedem, expressing his wish to resign as chairman of the Executive Committee of TEFAF Maastricht but to stay on as Chairman Antiq...