The Art and Antiques Dealers League of America debuted “The Spring Show NYC” at the 67th Street Armory on April 27 with a preview benefit for the ASPCA. Among those at present were co-chairs Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, publisher of the The New York Observer. Aided by a boost from Mayor Bloomberg, who […]
An Egyptian official has sent off a letter to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Parks Commission saying the city better start taking care of the obelisk known as Cleopatra’s Needle, or it would be removed. Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said in the letter he was dismayed at […]
Through more than one hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage, To Live Forever explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life and death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral, and the different types […]
The traveling exhibition, To Live Forever, organized by Brooklyn Museum from its own extensive Egyptian collection, is coming back home. The opening day is scheduled on Feb 12, 2009. At all all four previous venues which include Indianapolis, Sarasota, Columbus and Forfolk, the exhibition has been a great success. In Columbus alone, 18,586 visitors went […]
“To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt“, a traveling show orgnized by the Brooklyn Museum will be exhibited at its home from Feb 2010 to May 2010 before it take the trip again to another five places. Mummy rules! The show, when exhibited at Columbus Museum of Art, brought record-high visitors. Objects […]
In this series, UAA team will list some of the interesting items that we have found in auctions, antique shops or eBay. Neither do we own the items nor we have the capability of examining the items in person in most cases. It mainly serves as an inventory record of what interests us (not necessarily […]
“Almost every decade, Egyptian government will tour Tutankhamun and claim this would be the last time that they let their treasured king out.” A New York senior curator in Egyptian Art once said. “They always say that traveling is not good for preservation, but they are still doing it.” The upcoming exhibition at Discovery Times […]
Knowing the history of each object, in particular how it can be restored, provides viewers a much deeper understanding and a more interactive way. We have always regarded museum collections as high art and in a way divine; but they may have reparations or flaws beyond conservator’s scope. Only when one treats each object as if their own belonging does one opens up and feels the beauty. True, you may never be able to afford a Troyon, but thankfully the Walters Art Museum is free. In that way, we all own them.
On July 11, the highlight of the Cobb’s auction in Peterborough, N.H. was a wood panel of Egyptian portrait. The description of lot 94 says: Sarcophagus Painting of Fayum, painting on gesso on wood panel, 13 1/8″ x 7 5/8″ with edge losses and upper corners cut. Painting depicts a woman wearing earrings and 2 […]
From Egyptology New: Guided by Dr. Hawass, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, President Obama toured Giza Pyramids. See the youtube video below for this event.