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All About The Barcelona Design Museum

On December 14, 2014, thousands of visitors attended the inaugural celebration of the Design Museum of Barcelona.  There are a few incentives …

An Accidental Treasure

In 1830, a French farmer accidentally stumbled upon the Berthouville Treasure—a collection of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels—when plowing fields in rural Normandy. …

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Asian Art in London 2014

Asian Art in London (AAL) is an annual event that has embraced the academic and commercial worlds with its museum exhibitions, gallery …

China’s Golden Age: Then and Now

China has been in the news a lot recently: projections of Xi Jinping’s rulership; protests for proper democracy in Hong Kong and debates …

Dining Entertainment

Dining at a lavish banquet centuries ago could take hours.  But diners not only enjoyed a grand meal, they were duly entertained.  Beginning …

The British Guiana

The British Guiana, one of the world’s first postage stamps from the 19th century, sold to an anonymous private bidder at Sotheby’s …

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Netsuke – Back in Fashion

Netsuke, delicately carved toggles or stoppers, are hung from the sash of Japanese kimonos to prevent dangling items (sagemono) from falling to …