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Authentication of art works: the state of things and future perspectives

New technologies quickly come to the market and we can no more imagine our life without them. The art field is not an exception. had the privilege to talk to the art historian and curator, ICRA (International Catalogue Raisonné Association) founding member and the expert in modern and contemporary Italian art, Dr. Sharon Hecker,... Continue Reading →

The V&A museum unveils new Raphael gallery

Here’s your first look at the refreshed gallery, home to the iconic #RaphaelCartoons (on loan from Royal Collection Trust), before we reopen on Wednesday 19 May. Together with enhanced interpretation and state-of-the-art lighting, you’ll lose yourself in Raphael’s extraordinary detail. Read more and book your free timed ticket now: The Raphael Cartoons are a set of seven full-scale designs... Continue Reading →

For the First Time Ever, the Rijksmuseum Will Hang Works by Female Dutch Masters in Its Most Prestigious Gallery

Gesina ter Borch, Memorieportret van Moses ter Borch, Gerard ter Borch (II). Courtesy of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The museum is launching a research project to uncover forgotten women's histories at the museum. At the heart of the Rijksmuseum Museum is a central corridor on the top floor with elaborately painted vaulted ceilings. In this Gallery of Honor, as it’s... Continue Reading →

How Elvis Helped America Eliminate Polio

The rock star’s much-publicized vaccination inspired reluctant U.S. teens to get inoculated “He is setting a fine example for the youth of the country,” said a public health official after the King of Rock 'n' Roll received a vaccine on the set of “The Ed Sullivan Show” in October 1956. (Photo by Seymour Wally / NY... Continue Reading →

The Mysterious History of Lover’s Eye Jewelry

Eye Miniature, early 19th century. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.In 1785, when Maria Anne Fitzherbert opened a love letter from her admirer, Prince George of Wales, she wasn’t expecting to find an eye, gazing intently back at her.The British prince was lovesick—and desperate. He’d fallen hard for Fitzherbert, but their courtship had been disastrous:... Continue Reading →

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