Archive For December 2017

Côte d’Or: The Wines and Winemakers of the Heart of Burgundy

Côte d’Or: The Wines and Winemakers of the Heart of Burgundy

Wine from the Côte d’Or was enjoyed by Emperor Charlemagne The name Côte d’Or might not be well known but it is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution. It was formed from part of the former province of Burgundy. This is not only a beautiful part of France but a…

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Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation: A Century of Goldsmith’s Art

Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation: A Century of Goldsmith’s Art

Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation: A Century of Goldsmith’s Art is a paper representation of the skill and passion of a dedicated dynasty of jewellers This is a sumptuous volume with silky fabric cover and a veritable treasure trove of exquisite jewellery within the pages – and there are a lot of those. It’s a superb gift-quality…

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A Dog of Flanders in Antwerp

A Dog of Flanders in Antwerp

There are numerous reminders of this popular literary work, A Dog of Flanders ‘A Dog of Flanders’ is a novel by English-French author Marie Louise de la Ramée and was published under her pseudonym “Ouida” in 1872. It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog Patrasche, and is set in Antwerp, where…

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New Trends in Japanese Photography

New Trends in Japanese Photography

Offering examples of totally different styles, genres and subject matter Photographers create stories with their cameras. One can have the most expensive equipment but still never rise to being anything more than a holiday snapper. The eye of the photographer is the piece of kit which finds that illusive evocative shot, and New Trends in…

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The British Museum and Google Arts and Culture bring ancient Maya heritage to life

The British Museum and Google Arts and Culture bring ancient Maya heritage to life

Objects from the Museum’s world-class collection available online alongside VR tours and experiences Today sees the launch of the British Museum’s collaboration with Google Arts and Culture to digitise and share the ancient Maya collection of Alfred Maudslay, a 19th century explorer who brought the stories of the Maya to the world. This important collection…

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