Category Archives: Exhibitions

The Global City – A book launch at the Mayfair Gallery of Michael Backman. Review and comment by Sarah Corbett.

The Global City – A book launch at the Mayfair Gallery of Michael Backman. Review and comment by Sarah Corbett.

by Annemarie Jordan Gschwend  (Editor), K.J.P. Lowe (Editor) Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing (December 19, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1907372889 A bridge between the world of the historian and the world of the collector. A concept which seems obvious, a concept which requires ‘two way traffic’. As one whose awarenesses are deeply rooted within the realm of collectors and gatherers, I frequently dip into… Continue Reading

Review- Musee des Bijoux Nawahi, Marrakech 

Review- Musee des Bijoux Nawahi, Marrakech 

THIS MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED Amongst the labyrinthine alleyways of the medina of Marrakech lies a small gem of a museum. This ancient riad has been renovated in a stylish and imaginative fashion to house a collection dedicated to the jewellery of North Africa. With an especially good Tuareg collection on the ground floor including… Continue Reading

The untruths we learned from the art of the Victorian Celtic Revival.

The untruths we learned from the art of the Victorian Celtic Revival.

The Celts were a branch of the Indo -Europeans. Proto Celtic people from the Balkans came to Central Europe in 2500 BC The earliest major Celtic settlement was in Hallstatt, Austria. The name Celt is derived from the Greek word Keltoi, meaning Barbarian. Those referred to by this name were not of one culture, but… Continue Reading

Helping others through the art of Adornment

Helping others through the art of Adornment

  Kadambari Jewels. – “ If you want to own something nobody else will have …” Kadambari is the creative expression of Rashantha Devanesan who has been designing and crafting Kadambari jewels since 2008. Kadambari’s collections reflect the rich heritage of the Silk Road and Asia, combining genuine antique pendants and beads with semi-precious and… Continue Reading

Plumes by The Creative Museum

Plumes by The Creative Museum

In our second collaboration with the Museum of African and Asian Arts in Vichy, The Creative Museum was invited to participate in the exhibition, PLUMES. Five civilizations were featured to show how their art forms reflected each culture’s specific reverence for one emblematic bird. Through their freedom of flight, birds connected gods and man and… Continue Reading

JOSEP TAPIRÓ, Spanish Orientalist (1836-1913) by Leonor Arnó Pons

JOSEP TAPIRÓ, Spanish Orientalist  (1836-1913) by Leonor Arnó Pons

A new exhibition, at the Museu Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona) is setting out to restore the figure of Josep Tapiró to its rightful place as one of the leading representatives of international Orientalism. Josep Tapiró i Baró (Reus 1836-1913), the first painter from the Iberian Peninsula to settle in Tangier, was a direct witness of the extraordinary urban and… Continue Reading

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