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Vastari at We Are Museums- Old Friendships and New Partnerships

Vastari at We Are Museums- Old Friendships and New Partnerships

Last year I attended the We Are Museums conference in Warsaw. I was lucky to win free attendance to the third edition the following year! And that luck turned into a partnership between my company, Vastari and We Are Museums 2015.

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Protection and Recording- Our Mission of Looking After Art

Protection and Recording- Our Mission of Looking After Art

My recent trip to the Trietiakov gallery in Moscow triggered an interesting thought process. I was able to look straight into the face of Spas- the Saviour by Andriej Rublow(ca.1360-1430). The only thing dividing me from the famous icons was a rope hanging about 30 cm from the

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"Satisfaction, Mind Pleasure and Soul Elevation:" A Tête à Tête with Pascal Butel

"Satisfaction, Mind Pleasure and Soul Elevation:" A Tête à Tête with Pascal Butel

As one of the most respected collectors of ancient oriental art, Pascal Butel lives and travels between Thailand and France. I spoke to him about his collection, and his family's long-lasting relationship with Asian Art. What is the origin of your collecting passion? My grandparents on my mum's side knew

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An Encounter with Prehistory

An Encounter with Prehistory

A fascinating exhibition Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story at the Natural History Museum is closing on the 28th of September. If you are quick, you can still touch a cast of a foot imprint left by a Homo Antecessor on the English coast one million years ago

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"Collecting is a Disease" A Tête-a-tête with Dr. Caravana

"Collecting is a Disease" A Tête-a-tête with Dr. Caravana

As one of the most respected collectors of oriental militaria, Jorge Caravana strives to inspire those who hate armour and weapons to change their mind and view these objects as important historical creators of peace. What is the origin of your collecting passion? Since my childhood my father inspired me

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'Sword, the essence of Japanese art', a lecture at the British Museum

'Sword, the essence of Japanese art', a lecture at the British Museum

The Sword holds a special place in Japanese culture. These carefully crafted objects are the fruit of an extremely complicated technical process and the ability to appreciate them has been considered a tool to Buddhist enlightenment throughout the centuries. Sword, the essence of Japanese art, the recent lecture on Japanese

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A Complex Tapestry: Contemporary Art from Sub Saharan Africa

A Complex Tapestry: Contemporary Art from Sub Saharan Africa

Africa is not a country. This statement seems obvious, but the term ‘African art’ is still widely used in the art world despite the whiff of neo-colonial impression it evokes. The subject begs for attention, but is hard to define. The truth is that this area, historically grouped together, is

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To-ken Society Meeting: an evening of history

To-ken Society Meeting: an evening of history

The To-ken Society of Great Britain (Society for Research and Preservation of Antique Japanese Swords and Fittings) held their bimonthly meeting last week at the University of London. The meeting started with one of the members relating his experiences from traveling to Gifu castle, marveling at the local collection of

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Vastari Attends We Are Museums in Warsaw

Vastari Attends We Are Museums in Warsaw

On the 5th and 6th of June Vastari participated in the exciting ‘We Are Museums’ conference in Warsaw, Poland. Previously held in Vilnus, We Are Museums is a young event designed for innovative museum professionals to explore new tech measures to open up to new audiences, engage young

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