Archive for the ‘antiquities’ Category

By Celine Mactaggart Mumbai  (locals still say Bombay) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum While most of the museums in India’s major cities have troubling infrastructure, this one stands apart. Also known as the Prince of Wales Museum, it was commissioned in 1909 to commemorate the future king’s visit. Most of the collection was gifted by the […]


By Emily Waldorf Jori Finkel wrote a fascinating article in The New York Times on the American artist, Jim Dine’s, current installation at the Getty Villa: Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets).  She explains that although we may know Dine as a famous painter, sculptor, and printmaker, one of his lesser known passions is […]


The Art Newspaper reported that one third of the Coptic sculpture collection at the Brooklyn Museum is comprised of modern reproductions of late Egyptian sculpture. An upcoming exhibition in February 2009, “Coptic Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum,” will shed light on the forgeries. The fakes were acquired by the museum in the 1960’s and 1970’s […]