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Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during virus shutdown

Criminals smashed the glass door and took the painting

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March 31, 2020

 

Permanent Sikh gallery inaugurated at Lahore Museum

Sikh spiritual hymns were recited at the opening ceremony

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November 7, 2019

 

Lahore to have a science museum soon: Fawad Chaudhry

It will promote basic research

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May 31, 2019

 

First Indian film museum opens in home of Bollywood

Movie-mad India today produces around 1,500 films a year

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January 29, 2019

 

The Louvre will open one Saturday night a month for free from Jan 5

It hopes to appeal to more people who can’t afford the $19 ticket

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November 29, 2018

 

India’s Modi gets museum tour with Xi as China trip begins

WUHAN: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a personal tour of a museum with President Xi Jinping on Friday as he began an ice-breaking visit to China in which the giant neighbours will seek to re-set troubled ties. Modi is only spending about 24 hours in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, just months after…

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April 27, 2018

 

NY’s Met museum recreates a vivid taste of Versailles

NEW YORK: A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York seeks to recreate some of the grandeur of the Versailles royal palace in France. At first, the idea was to create a book based on the accounts of people who visited the palace, such as diplomats and nobles. But Danielle Kisluk-Grosheide,…

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April 21, 2018

 

Pakistani-American brings politics to NY’s Met rooftop

NEW YORK CITY: A Pakistani-American sculptor brings dark times, science fiction and a desire to provoke to New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art for this year’s rooftop installation overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Huma Bhabha’s “We Come in Peace” depicts a towering 12-foot, five-headed figure weighing 1.5 tons and an 18-foot long prostrate figure covered…

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April 18, 2018

 

Gold toilet offered to Trump – to politely refuse his request

NEW YORK: The request was for a Van Gogh to adorn the walls of the president and first lady’s private residence in the White House. The answer? No — but how about a fully functioning, 18-karat gold toilet instead? While it’s customary for US presidents to borrow works of art during their time in office,…

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January 26, 2018

 

Paris fashion house breaks 112-year record with huge turnout

PARIS: More than 700,000 people flocked to a record-breaking Paris exhibition dedicated to the Christian Dior French fashion house, its organisers said Monday. The six-month-long show which ended on Sunday was the most popular ever held at the city’s Museum of Decorative Arts, with visitors queuing for an average of four hours to see some…

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January 8, 2018

 

Wax sculpture of Hitler removed from Indonesia museum

JAKARTA: An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday. De ARCA Statue Art Museum in the Javanese city of Jogjakarta drew swift condemnation from rights groups after details of…

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November 11, 2017

 

Sindh to set up science museums

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah yesterday inaugurated the Magnifi-Science mela and announced that science museums were to be set up across the province as an effort to curate a more curious and scientifically inclined society. The mela was organised by the Dawood Foundation. Chief Minister Shah stressed the need for the deployment of a…

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March 11, 2017

 

‘Spiderman’ thief jailed

A thief nicknamed “Spiderman”, who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years. Vjeran Tomic and two accomplices were also fined a whopping 104 million euros ($110 million) over the theft of five paintings by…

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February 20, 2017

 

18-karat gold toilet at New York museum

NEW YORK: A New York City museum is offering visitors a chance to sit on a golden throne, but only in private. As part of his “America” exhibit at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in the museum’s fourth-floor restroom with a fully functional replica cast in 18-karat gold….

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September 16, 2016

 

Treasures of Versailles to go on display in Australia

SYDNEY: Riches from the Palace of Versailles including a harp belonging to Marie Antoinette will travel to Australia, the country’s national gallery said Monday, as part of a display never seen outside France. More than 130 paintings, tapestries, pieces of furniture, statues and other objects from Versailles, one of France’s grand museums, will be on…

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July 18, 2016

 

When a random pair of glasses was mistaken for postmodern art

SAN FRANCISCO: Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week mistook a pair of glasses set on the gallery’s floor by a 17-year-old prankster for a postmodern masterpiece. “Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility,” TJ Khayatan said. “However, some of…

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May 30, 2016

 

NY’s Met opens exhibit of Turner whaling paintings

NEW YORK: Four paintings by JMW Turner depicting 18th and 19th century commercial whaling and their possible link to “Moby Dick” are the focus of an exhibit opening Tuesday at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Turner’s Whaling Pictures” features works done in the 1840s as the Briton Turner was near the end of his…

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May 10, 2016

 

‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ opens at Karachi’s Sea View

KARACHI: Karachiites can add one more name to their list of places for recreation with the opening of ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’, a museum that preserves history about the heroes who helped build Pakistan. The museum has been opened for public. For more information on the new project, watch the report by Samaa TV’s Nazahat Khan.

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May 2, 2016

 

World’s first Pele shrine shines in war-torn Ukraine

LUGANSK: In the heart of an eastern Ukrainian city shaken by echoes of guns stands the world’s first shrine to football legend Pele that miraculously survived nearly two years of war. The creator of the unlikely Lugansk museum — painted in Brazilian gold and green and adorned by a bronze statue of Pele and a…

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March 19, 2016

 

Maverick Paris gallery that outdid Louvre closes doors

PARIS: A private art gallery which shook up the Paris museum scene with a series of major hit shows shut its doors Monday after a dramatic fall in visitor numbers. The Paris Pinacotheque, which had ruffled the feathers of the French capital’s major museums with a string of blockbuster shows on Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock,…

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February 16, 2016

 

Colossal dinosaur cast goes on display in NY

NEW YORK: A cast and fossils from a brand new species of titanosaur, one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, went on display on Thursday in New York for the first time. It comes from a species so newly discovered that its scientific name has not yet been formally released, say the paleontologists who made…

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January 15, 2016

 
 
 
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