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The State Hermitage Museum reopens

The State Hermitage Museum is glad to announce its reopening from the 15 July 2020. This follows a period of almost four months during which time the museum has worked in a state of «intelligent isolation», maintaining close contact with its visitors through social media and the museum’s website. During the period, the Hermitage has welcomed more than 45 million virtual visitors.

Gurr Johns hosts ARTUNER's exhibition of new works by Rebecca Salter P.R.A.

ARTUNER is pleased to present Threading the Line, an exhibition of works by Rebecca Salter P.R.A., recently appointed the first female President of the Royal Academy. The exhibition takes place from 1 to 9 April 2020 at Gurr Johns’ new gallery space in Pall Mall, London, and will showcase paintings with examples from the 2000s through to new works, most of which have never previously been seen in public.

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The Hermitage hosts 'The Treasure of a Persian Princess: A Chinese Porcelain Dish from The Al Thani Collection'

From 14 February to 24 May 2020, the State Hermitage presents The Treasure of a Persian Princess: A Chinese Porcelain Dish from The Al Thani Collection. Held in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace, the exhibition explores the profound influence of Chinese porcelain on the art and ceramics of Islamic world in the early modern period. The central focus of the exhibition is the Mahin Banu Dish, a masterpiece of Chinese ceramic art from The Al Thani Collection which was acquired by a Persian princess in the 16th century; it is shown alongside a selection of Chinese and Islamic objects from the The Mahin Banu Dish Jingdezhen, China; Ming Dynasty, c. 1403-1425 Porcelain, Diam. 43.2 cm ©The Al Thani Collection, 2020 Hermitage collections which are closely related in style and age. Together these works of art illustrate the westward influence of Chinese taste, technology and design.

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Eskenazi shows first exhibition dedicated to objects from the scholar's studio

Eskenazi will show the first exhibition at the gallery devoted solely to objects from the Chinese scholar’s studio. Presenting a wide selection of intimate objects from rocks, paintings and furniture to bronzes, brushes and brushpots, the exhibition celebrates the culture of the Chinese scholar who occupied a unique position under imperial rule at the top of country’s hierarchical society for over 1,000 years.

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Tokyo National Museum to host exhibition of masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection

The Tokyo National Museum will host an exhibition of masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection from 6 November 2019 to 9 February 2020. 'Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection’ will feature 117 works of art created by a rich diversity of cultures spanning over three thousand years. United by the themes of Man, God and Nature, it explores the way in which people of the ancient world addressed and interpreted the forces around them. Highlights range from a Kiliya 'stargazer' idol carved from marble circa 3000 BC and an Egyptian royal head carved from jasper circa 1450 BC, to a ceremonial Mayan mask and Sasanian silver from the first centuries of the Christian era.

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Colnaghi and Chahan present the home of a 21st-century Grand Tourist on the Grand Canal in Venice

Colnaghi and Chahan are pleased to announce a partnership celebrating the timeless appeal and enduring legacy of the Grand Tour. The project will present the home of a 21st-century traveller at the historic Abbazia di San Gregorio in Venice where Chahan Minassian will create a signature atmosphere incorporating master paintings with vintage and modern furniture and design. The Abbazia will open on 11 May, coinciding with the launch of La Biennale di Venezia, and will remain open by appointment until 24 November 2019.

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The Al Thani Collection Foundation announces a partnership with the CMN and the Hôtel de la Marine

The Al Thani Collection is proud to announce a partnership with the Centre des monuments nationaux that will provide the Collection with a long-term museum space at the Hôtel de la Marine in Paris, the historic building which was formerly the repository of the French royal collections. The first exhibition is scheduled to open simultaneously with the Hôtel de la Marine in spring 2020.

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