Author Archives: Mieke

PERGAMUM MUSEUM BERLIN

 from: THE ART NEWS PAPER  November 2016 Pergamon Museum renovation costs spiral as reopening is delayed Authorities consider alternative location to show Berlin museum’s prized Pergamon Altar Comment by CATHERINE HICKLEY | 1 November 2016 Pergamon Museum (© Photo: SMB/Maximilian Meisse) The estimated cost of renovating Berlin’s Pergamon Museum has rocketed to €477m, almost double […]

THE GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

  THE GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM   Excerpt from: The Art News Paper,  30 August 2016 by SILVIA MAZZA, HANNAH MCGIVERN The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), a gateway to the history of the pharaohs under construction outside Cairo, is attempting to do the impossible: hold its own next to the pyramids of Giza. Egypt’s ministry of […]

Etruscan Sarcophagi

From APOLLO 24 August 2016: What can two Etruscan sarcophagi teach us about ourselves? Phoebe Segal 24 AUGUST 2016 Sarcophagus and lid with portraits of husband and wife (detail; late 4th–early 3rd century BC), Etruscan; Volcanic tuff.   Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston In recent years, as the museum world has pursued a […]

SMUGGLED OBJECTS ‘FAKES’

  from: THE ART NEWS PAPER DAILY, 24-08-2016   Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria’s director general of antiquities and museums NEWS Almost 70% of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says In a wide-ranging interview, Maamoun Abdulkarim discussed the realities of illegal trafficking, restoration efforts in Palmyra and his concerns over destruction […]