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The Low Ham Mosaic – Britain’s Only Narrative Mosaic – Mini Documentary
The Low Ham Mosaic – Britain’s Only Narrative Mosaic – Mini Documentary

Mosaics in South East Somerset are almost two a penny, there’s hardly a year goes by without a new one being discovered. The vast majority of them are simply patterned mosaics, but this one is […] Read More

Wayne Higby on the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Wayne Higby on the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

I’m building the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. It is at the center of what this place is, an educational facility. This idea of witnessing young talent and having a museum where they can actually go […] Read More

Making beauty: Hosono Hitomi
Making beauty: Hosono Hitomi

Porcelain is ostensibly a static form. You fire it, it’s solid but what she’s doing is pushing it forward showing us that it can dance it has light, it has space, it has movement and […] Read More

Time-Lapse: The Cycle of Islamic Carpet Rotations
Time-Lapse: The Cycle of Islamic Carpet Rotations

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Mat Collishaw: Inspired by Caravaggio | Beyond Caravaggio | National Gallery
Mat Collishaw: Inspired by Caravaggio | Beyond Caravaggio | National Gallery

Hi. Thank you very much for coming. My name is Letizia Treves and I am the curator of ‘Beyond Caravaggio’, the exhibition downstairs, which I hope many of you have seen. If you have, you […] Read More

Conserving the Emperor’s Carpet
Conserving the Emperor’s Carpet

– We’re standing in front of The Emperor’s Carpet, one of the greatest Persian carpets in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. The carpet was produced in the 16th century, most likely during the reign […] Read More

ONEOFUS Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser: Beauty and the Beast
ONEOFUS Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser: Beauty and the Beast

It is my hope that one day you will think of home. as being here with me I wish that with all of my heart. How can I think of this place as home beast? […] Read More

18th Century hot air balloon tickets I Curator’s Corner +
18th Century hot air balloon tickets I Curator’s Corner +

[Obnoxiously loud clap followed by cheery music] So one of the oddities of the British Museum’s prints and drawings collection is it’s really not all about Dürer and Michelangelo. It has lots of material that […] Read More

Caring for the Collection
Caring for the Collection

One of our greatest responsibilities and privileges at the International Quilt Study Center and museum is ensuring that our world-class collection is protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy and study. Whether quilts are […] Read More

Highlights of the Collection
Highlights of the Collection

The International Quilt Study Center and museums ever-growing collection of quilts patchwork and related materials spans generations. Here are some of the special pieces in our collection. Our oldest dated quilt was made in 1796 […] Read More