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The art of temporary exhibitions

The art of temporary exhibitions

Galleries' best way to keep visitors returning and to draw new ones in is to change displays or mount temporary exhibitions. Many galleries are livelier nowadays as more exhibitions and exhibits circulate in tours. It is no small accomplishment. Every exhibition springs from chains and loops of decisions. From the

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Black Light Painting

Black Light Painting

Black Light Art Ultraviolet light is largely employed inthe restoration of ancient paintings. Within the diagnostic methods of examiningthe works under Ultraviolet fluorescence (or black light) is definitely one ofthe most appreciated and popular for its non-invasive nature. The black light-based technique is usedprimarily to investigate the state of deterioration

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ECF Labs: Temporary Exhibitions Collaboration

ECF Labs: Temporary Exhibitions Collaboration

"Co-production, ready-made content, public-private partnerships and technological advances are all developing trends in the touring exhibition market. But the question that is raised again and again is whether the effort, the expense and the risks involved make these exhibitions a sustainable option for venues.  With more and more

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Bravo to BRAFA: 60 years of quality collecting

Bravo to BRAFA: 60 years of quality collecting

Splendid selection and tasteful presentation at this year’s Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA), this year in its 60th edition, came to me as a rather pleasant surprise. Having seen the fair for the first time at the opening last week, I was startled at

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BRAVO TO BRAFA: 60 YEARS OF QUALITY COLLECTING

BRAVO TO BRAFA: 60 YEARS OF QUALITY COLLECTING

Splendid selection and tasteful presentation at this year's Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA), this year in its 60th edition, came to me as a rather pleasant surprise. Having seen the fair for the first time at the opening last week, I was startled at the

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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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Exploring Innovation in Museums with Plinth

Exploring Innovation in Museums with Plinth

The museum field encompasses an enormous range of institutions, from flagship encyclopedic institutions to small community-run museums, science centers to local historical societies. While this rich diversity is central to a healthy cultural sector, it can also make it difficult to communicate and learn from the ways in which museums

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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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The Esoteric in Contemporary Art: A History, A Movement, An Art Scene

The Esoteric in Contemporary Art: A History, A Movement, An Art Scene

In the summer of 2008, an exhibition opened at the Centre Pompidou in France that aimed to ‘look at the way in which art continues to testify the existence of a universe beyond, by taking in the whole history of twentieth-century art”. It was called Traces du Sacré and it

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