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Yenikapı shipwrecks in need of museum

ISTANBUL The conservation of four of the 37 sunken ships raised from Yenikapı, one of the most important excavations in the world in the field of port archeology, has been completed and the ships are ready to be exhibited at a museum. Considered the world’s largest ancient ship collection, each of the shipwrecks will be cleaned from sea salt for the next five years in 45 pools with chemicals created by Istanbul University (İÜ) in Yenikapı. Each wooden piece of from the shipwrecks has been t..

Opinion: HRM needs civic museum of history and archaeology

During the ongoing debate over the commemoration of Edward Cornwallis, it is often suggested that his statue, currently removed from public display and held in storage, should be put on display in a museum. Generally, the museum to potentially house the Cornwallis statue is never named, most likely due to the fact that there is no obvious, ready-built choice. HRM needs a civic museum of history and archaeology. Dartmouth Heritage Museum operates out of two re-purposed heritage homes The Dar..

Lost Kingdom DISCOVERED: Archeologists unearth Biblical era town

DISCOVERY: Archeologists have unearthed this network (Pic: LIVESCIENCE) The remains of 41 villages surround Izapa, Mexico, the home of the kingdom between 700BC and 100BC. They are described as a series of "remarkable" suburbs, reports Live Science. Archeologists have now determined Izapa was not a stand-alone city, but surrounded by these towns with layouts that mirrored the ancient capital. Robert Rosenwig, an archeologist at SUNY Albany, said: "The consistency is remarkable. This is a treme..

31 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend

31 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This WeekendImage“Thomas Bayrle: Playtime” is on view at the New Museum until Sept. 2.CreditBryan Thomas for The New York TimesAug. 16, 2018Our guide to new art shows and some that will be closing soon. ‘THOMAS BAYRLE: PLAYTIME’ at the New Museum (through Sept. 2). In the digital fever dream of Mr. Bayrle’s work, pixelated pictures twist and bend and resolve into fuzzily warped images. Abstract films and videos pulse with psychedelic patterns. But if Mr. Bayrle’s art seems like the apex in early computer des..

How Artists Create Opportunities with Alternative Exhibition Spaces

Exhibition opportunities at commercial galleries, museums and nonprofit arts institutions are difficult to come by for the majority of artists. Both institutions and galleries mount a limited number of shows each year, and money is a huge factor influencing what gets shown: Commercial galleries have to sell work to stay in business, and most institutions have to sell tickets and memberships, while also courting donors. In response to these limitations, artists have created their own exhibition opportunities and spaces where other artists can s..

SC ‘surprised’ by UP’s draft for ‘Taj’ without consulting ASI

New Delhi: Wondering the careless approach of Centre and UP government in submitting a draft vision document on protecting the world heritage ‘Taj Mahal’ without consulting the Archeology Department of India, the Supreme Court questioned who is responsible for maintaining ‘Taj’. The bench comprising of Justices Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Thursday was ‘surprised’ to find the report did not come from the responsible department for maintaining Taj but was a draft brought in by UP g..

The Bones of an Early Jamestown Settler May Soon Be Identified

An old, charred piece of long-forgotten flatbread has captured the interest of archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians around the world. Found in a stone fireplace in Jordan’s Black Desert, this proto-pita dates back 14,400 years, making it the oldest known example of bread, Reuters reports. To put the significance of this discovery in context: the flatbread predates the advent of agriculture by 4000 years, leading researchers to theorize that the laborious process of making the bread fr..

Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light

The triple ditch barrow with enclosures and barrow surrounding it. Source: Noel Meehan ANOTHER ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND has been photographed in the Boyne Valley – this time the outline of a possible barrow cemetery and ancient settlement. It has been busy few weeks for the area around Newgrange, with two new potential henges found on the floodplains just a few hundred metres away from the well-known passage tomb, and an entirely new passage tomb uncovered in a long-term excavation near Dowth Hal..

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art celebrates Japanese culture with Primal Water opening

Film still from Across the Water (2017) by Nao YoshigaiCelebrating the beauty and diversity of Japanese culture, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will unveil its new exhibition, Primal Water, on June 29. The collection, curated by Midori Nishizawa, uses water as a motif to connect an array of distinct contemporary Japanese works. Primal Water includes 28 works in various forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, site-specific installation and film. The 14 featured artists span over four generations, and each work approaches the them..

Art exhibitions on display in Las Vegas Valley, May 20-26

Offerings in Silk’ Paintings on silk by Boulder City Art Guild member Diane Ricks. Boulder City Art Guild Gallery at Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St., Boulder City. ‘Celebrating Life!’ The opening reception and awards ceremony for the annual juried art exhibit “Celebrating Life!” will be at 6 p.m. Friday. The exhibit features artwork created by ages 50 and older. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. ‘Monuments’ Inspired by Gold Butte, Tule Springs Fossil Beds, and Basin and Range nati..

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