July, 2024

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The Hunt: The Ancient Scrolls That Survived a Volcanic Event

Artnet News

About 1,800 papyrus scrolls were found in ancient Herculaneum, buried under ash and volcanic debris. The post The Hunt: The Ancient Scrolls That Survived a Volcanic Event appeared first on Artnet News.

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'King Dingo': After his portrait of Australia's richest woman stirred controversy, Vincent Namatjira turns his sights on Charles III

The Art Newspaper

The aboriginal artist's portrait of Gina Rinehart made headlines after she called on the National Gallery of Australia to have it removed—now he has painted the British monarch

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Atop MGH, psychedelics scientists grow plants that could change your mind

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The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans. They're hoping to answer profound questions about what the plants might teach us about consciousness and whether they can help develop new psychiatric drugs. The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans.

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History Lessons for Sale

Maine Antique Digest

Freeman’s | Hindman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s | Hindman Americana sales at Freeman’s | Hindman often provide some history lessons.

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Artnet Auctions Specialist Laetitia Guillotin on the Booming Market for Artists Prints (And What Makes Them So Special)

Artnet Auctions

Laetitia Guillotin recently joined the Artnet Auctions Prints and Multiples team as their London-based specialist. The post Artnet Auctions Specialist Laetitia Guillotin on the Booming Market for Artists Prints (And What Makes Them So Special) appeared first on Artnet News.

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Estate of Stephen Sondheim outperformed healthy estimates at Doyle New York

Auction Central News

NEW YORK — Doyle New York‘s sale of the personal effects of Broadway musical master Stephen Sondheim soared far beyond healthy estimates June 18, drawing fans of the legendary composer who wanted to own a piece of his illustrious career and passions. Complete results are available at LiveAuctioneers. The most anticipated lot did not disappoint. […] The post Estate of Stephen Sondheim outperformed healthy estimates at Doyle New York appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home Is Restored to Its Tudor Glory

Artnet News

Henry VIII courted his doomed second wife at her family castle in Kent. The post Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home Is Restored to Its Tudor Glory appeared first on Artnet News.

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Converting Boston’s offices to housing is tricky, but it’s starting to happen

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Advocates say conversions could kill two birds with one stone, warding off vacancies while adding desperately needed housing. Advocates say conversions could kill two birds with one stone, warding off vacancies while adding desperately needed housing.

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Curious Objects: The “Confirmed Bachelor” Who Forever Changed American Homes

The Magazine Antiques

Host Benjamin Miller digs into the history of Beauport, the Gilded-Age mansion perched on a rock ledge overlooking Massachusetts’s Gloucester Harbor. The post <em>Curious Objects:</em> The “Confirmed Bachelor” Who Forever Changed American Homes appeared first on The Magazine Antiques. Curious Objects: The “Confirmed Bachelor” Who Forever Changed American Homes was first posted on July 3, 2024 at 12:24 pm. ©2021 " The Magazine Antiques " Use of

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The 5 most valuable sought after sterling silver flatware patterns

Sarasota Antique Buyers

Sterling silver dinnerware has a rich and illustrious history, and sterling silver flatware is essential to any antique sterling silver set. In addition to their functional use at the dinner table, sterling silver flatware pieces are highly prized collectibles that can hold significant value. Often, families pass down sterling silver flatware sets from generation to generation.

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6 Visual Artists Who Dabbled in Jewelry-Making

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How Visual Artists Became Jewelry Artists Jewelry-making and art share a long, interwoven history, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that artists discovered the true potential of jewelry as another form of expression. These miniature works of art, often conceived for loved ones and intended for a very select market of connoisseurs, gave many artists the opportunity to test their practical ability and confront unprecedented constraints.

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New British Museum Director Proposes ‘Lending Library’ to Address Parthenon Marbles Return

Artnet News

Nicholas Cullinan became director of the British Museum in March. The post New British Museum Director Proposes ‘Lending Library’ to Address Parthenon Marbles Return appeared first on Artnet News.

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‘Groundbreaking’ UK exhibition spotlights work of disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent artists

The Art Newspaper

Towards New Worlds brings together the 'critically robust' work of 15 creatives, in an attempt to dispel the pejorative perceptions associated with work by disabled artists

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Army 250: Lifting up the U.S. Army’s Story

Conservation - American Association for State and

By Dan Vallone, Founder of Army 250 The Army was America before America was America. On June 14, 1775, more than a year before the Declaration of Independence was issued, the U.S. Army was born. On this date, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that created a national Army of “six companies of expert riflemen” that was to join the forces gathered near Boston.

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2025 Social Security COLA Estimated At 2.63%

Private Wealth

The annual Social Security cost of living adjustment for 2025 could be 2.63% based on the latest consumer price index data released today, according to estimates from the non-partisan senior group, the Senior Citizens League.

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How Cambridge's public art protectors fight graffiti and grime

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Cambridge has the largest public art collection in New England. After each long, messy winter, the city’s conservation team mobilizes to take care of that massive trove. Cambridge has the largest public art collection in New England. After each long, messy winter, the city’s conservation team mobilizes to take care of that massive trove.

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8 Famous Color Field Paintings that Define the Genre

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As the 1940s came to a close, a number of artists were looking for something new. Among them were Mark Rothko , Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still , leading figures in American Abstract Expressionism who wanted to redefine the genre with a groundbreaking style that set them apart from their predecessors and rejected any emphasis on gesture or action.

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4,000-Year-Old Temple Predating Machu Picchu Unearthed in Peru

Artnet News

Intricate carvings depicting ancient gods adorn much of the structure. The post 4,000-Year-Old Temple Predating Machu Picchu Unearthed in Peru appeared first on Artnet News.

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UK general election: can artists show the way for policymakers to enable a new digital economy?

The Art Newspaper

With lessons learnt from NFTs, expert calls for legal guardrails to allow “trinity” of blockchain, responsible AI and smart contracts to launch an “automated economy”

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Custom Colt.41 revolver owned by Texas Rangers captain Alfred Allee leads our five lots to watch

Auction Central News

Custom Colt.41 Revolver Owned by Texas Ranger Captain Alfred Allee SAN ANTONIO, TX — Alfred Allee (1905-1987) was destined for a legendary career in law enforcement. Like his father and grandfather, he became a Texas Ranger, the state-sanctioned law enforcement agency founded during the Republic of Texas period in 1835. Allee gained national prominence […] The post Custom Colt.41 revolver owned by Texas Rangers captain Alfred Allee leads our five lots to watch appeared first on Auction Cen

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Iconic “Saturday Night Fever” Dance Floor Sells for $325,000

WorthPoint

The disco floor from the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever was recently sold for $325,000. Image Source: Inquirer via MSN Movie collectibles are popular because they bring a piece of the silver screen into our homes. Film fans are keen to own a piece of cinematic history, from autographs and photos to props and costumes. In the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever , Tony Manero is king of his local nightclub, with all the best moves, on and off the floor.

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Anxiety is high as Mass. Steward hospitals await auctions

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Steward wants to sell its hospitals at auction this summer. But the sales process is off to a rocky start, raising anxiety for people who rely on Steward hospitals for medical care and jobs. Steward wants to sell its hospitals at auction this summer. But the sales process is off to a rocky start, raising anxiety for people who rely on Steward hospitals for medical care and jobs.

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Have you registered for SPNHC 2024?

SPNHC

Earlybird registration ends July 8, 2024. Register now to catch the discount rate! SPNHC MEMBER IN-PERSON FULL REGISTRATIONSpecial Earlybird registration $575Standard member rate, after 8 July $675 NON-MEMBER: Special Earlybird registration $675; Standard rate, after 8 July $775. Join SPNHC here! Students, post-docs, not-working, low/middle-income economy countries – see special discount rates for in-person and virtual.

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Beloved Art Oasis Elizabeth Street Garden Faces Destruction

Artnet News

With demolition looming, the New York park is launching a letter-writing campaign and exhausting all of its legal options. The post Beloved Art Oasis Elizabeth Street Garden Faces Destruction appeared first on Artnet News.

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Oldest example of figurative art found in Indonesian cave

The Art Newspaper

The picture depicting a wild pig and a trio of human figures dates from 51,000 years ago, according to researchers, and suggests that Europe was not the birthplace of cave art

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Authentic Marilyn Monroe bathing suit and more head to market at Embassy July 25

Auction Central News

KIZERS, PA — Five authenticated Marilyn Monroe-worn or -used items come to market as star lots in the Pieces of History sale scheduled for July 25 at Embassy Auctions International. All the star lots are framed with some are signed by the late actress and performer. Estimated at $40,000-$60,000 is Monroe’s (1926-1962) bathing suit purchased […] The post Authentic Marilyn Monroe bathing suit and more head to market at Embassy July 25 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Julien’s Auction of Diana, Royal Items Smashes Expectations

WorthPoint

After touring a select few items belonging to the late Princess Diana , the hammer dropped hard and fast at the auction held by Julien’s on June 27, 2024, at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. It was the largest collection of the Princess’s possessions to go up for sale in twenty-five years. The lots included dresses, shoes, hats, handbags, accessories, and ephemera, including letters written to friends, holiday cards, and signed photographs.

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Meet the newest baseball hall-of-famer: Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione

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On Saturday, a regional legend will get his due by the national pastime. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will honor Red Sox radio play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione with the 2024 Ford C. Frick Award, which celebrates the elite broadcasters of the game. On Saturday, a regional legend will get his due by the national pastime. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will honor Red Sox radio play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione with the 2024 Ford C.

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$10,000 Bucher Box Tops Auction

Maine Antique Digest

Horst Auctioneers, Ephrata, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Horst Auctioneers Horst Auctioneers in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, has been in business since around 1900. According to the history the company posts on its website, which calls the firm “The Voices of Experience,” A. A.

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Do Art History Majors Really Face the Worst Job Prospects of Any Profession?

Artnet News

Art History majors face an unemployment rate of 8 percent, a new study has found. The post Do Art History Majors Really Face the Worst Job Prospects of Any Profession? appeared first on Artnet News.

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Hartwig Fischer, former British Museum director, is appointed to run Saudi museum of world cultures

The Art Newspaper

Fischer, who resigned after a theft scandal at the British Museum, has been announced as the founding director of the new institution, which is expected to open in 2026

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Large collection of historic federal duck stamp art comes to Ahlers & Ogletree July 17

Auction Central News

ATLANTA, GA – The July 17 sale of Historical Documents, Books, and Americana at the Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery includes a collection of duck stamp prints deaccessioned from the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA. Offered in 70 lots, the artist prints are framed alongside a version of the actual stamp. The collection […] The post Large collection of historic federal duck stamp art comes to Ahlers & Ogletree July 17 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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5 Hot Lots Coming to Auction in July

WorthPoint

WorthPoint’s Industry Partners are offering collectors oodles of prime antique and vintage items in July auctions, including a piece of naval history, artifacts from a famous tiki paradise, Newcomb pottery, uranium glass, and a rare advertising sign for fishing tackle. Braxton’s Auction78 , no estimate specified. Collectors of militaria, especially pieces related to the United States Navy, will want to check out the live Freedom Extravaganza Antique Auction on July 6 at Braxton’s Auction78 in Lo

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The Signs of History

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

by Rob Wolfe of American Pickers I’ve always loved signs. They can tell you so much about the history of a place, an industry, a specific time period, and [.] The post The Signs of History appeared first on The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles.

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Objects Associated with Presidents Spur Bidding

Maine Antique Digest

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions Important historical artifacts associated with the assassinations of two American presidents led Heritage Auctions’ recent Americana and political “Signature” auction.

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The Spirit of Art Nouveau Awakens in Australia’s Biggest Alphonse Mucha Exhibition

Artnet News

The comprehensive show is on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The post The Spirit of Art Nouveau Awakens in Australia’s Biggest Alphonse Mucha Exhibition appeared first on Artnet News.

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Shahzia Sikander statue promoting women's justice at University of Houston beheaded

The Art Newspaper

In the shadow of anti-abortion protests lambasting the artist's sculpture as "Satanic", Sikander's bronze 2023 work 'Witness' was beheaded early Monday morning

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