Carbon dating of an item in the collection of the National History Museum of Latvia has thrown up a surprise with a small boat recovered from a swamp turning out to be far more ancient than initially thought, reported Latvian Radio.
In 2020, Finland will host an exhibition of works by the celebrated master artist Vincent van Gogh. The event will become reality after years of waiting to sign the contract to borrow them. The place of the exhibition is Didrichsen Museum in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
For the last four months, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – the most-visited modern art museum in the country – has been closed for a highly-anticipated expansion. For art lovers, those months may have seemed like an eternity.
For eight days in August 1944, a disused bomb shelter beneath the streets of Paris became the central command post of the French resistance. Decked out with 250 telephone lines, a bicycle-powered generator and an airtight door, the underground bunker allowed leaders of the resistance to secretly coordinate the liberation of Paris from its Nazi occupiers.
Seven artists asked New York City's (NYC) Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas.
With thousands of historical artifacts from all over the Islamic world, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization offers visitors a unique exposure to timeless achievements of Islamic life and its universality.