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Getty Museum in LA lands Rembrandt, Canaletto works
Getty Museum in LA lands Rembrandt, Canaletto works

The Getty Museum of Los Angeles announced Thursday it has acquired a self-portrait by Rembrandt and a painting by the Venetian artist Canaletto.

Getty Museum in LA lands Rembrandt, Canaletto works
Official ceremony of opening the museum. ©tengrinews.kz
Outdoor military vehicles museum opened in Kostanay

The only Kazakhstan’s outdoor military vehicles museum has been opened in Kostanay.

Outdoor military vehicles museum opened in Kostanay
ABBA The Museum to open in Stockholm
ABBA The Museum to open in Stockholm

Fans of the legendary Swedish disco group ABBA can hardly wait: in just a few weeks, Stockholm will open the doors to the world's first museum dedicated to the iconic foursome.

ABBA The Museum to open in Stockholm
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Sensational $1-bln art gift 'transforms' New York Met

Cosmetics billionaire Leonard Lauder has given New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art an astonishing, no-strings-attached collection of Cubist art that he assembled over four decades.

Sensational $1-bln art gift 'transforms' New York Met
Smithsonian's got a golden ticket, courtesy Warner Bros
Smithsonian's got a golden ticket, courtesy Warner Bros

Willy Wonka's golden ticket and Batman's mask are among some 30 movie costumes and props given Friday to the National Museum of American History in the US capital.

Smithsonian's got a golden ticket, courtesy Warner Bros
Video games zap their way into top New York museum
Video games zap their way into top New York museum

Pac-Man and other legends from the video game world became the latest and perhaps most unlikely additions to the Museum of Modern Art's illustrious collections in New York on Friday.

Video games zap their way into top New York museum
Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo
Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo

Kosovo's culture minister on Friday said Germany had returned seven millennia-old artefacts that were smuggled out during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia and were unexpectedly found in a German police raid.

Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo
'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting
'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting

French police were holding a mentally "unbalanced" woman after an attack on one of France's most iconic paintings, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People".

'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting
Uzbekistan claims ‘undiscovered’ Veronese masterpiece
Uzbekistan claims ‘undiscovered’ Veronese masterpiece

Central Asian state of Uzbekistan has with much fanfare put on display what it says is a lost masterpiece of Western art, a painting by Italian Renaissance master Paolo Veronese.

Uzbekistan claims ‘undiscovered’ Veronese masterpiece
Online museum showcases Britain's hidden art
Online museum showcases Britain's hidden art

Britain has some of the best galleries in the world, but the vast majority of the oil paintings in public ownership have for decades been hidden away in private offices or storage.

Online museum showcases Britain's hidden art
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Writer's epic journey gets 'Ulysses' to Dublin stage

Dermot Bolger was commissioned in 1993 by a US museum that holds the original manuscript of James Joyce's famed novel -- which chronicles a day in the life of a Dublin man -- to adapt the book for the stage.

Writer's epic journey gets 'Ulysses' to Dublin stage
Uzbek museum unearths forgotten Picasso ceramics
Uzbek museum unearths forgotten Picasso ceramics

Workers at a state art museum in ex-Soviet Uzbekistan have discovered a long-forgotten collection of Picasso ceramics in the archives and put them on display, more than four decades after the pieces were donated.

Uzbek museum unearths forgotten Picasso ceramics
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Father of flying fish found in China: palaeontologists

Palaeontologists in China said Wednesday they had found the world's oldest flying fish, a strange, snub-nosed creature that glided over water in a bid to evade predators some 240 million years ago.

Father of flying fish found in China: palaeontologists
"The Scream," Edvard Munch's eerie 1895 masterpiece. Photo courtesy of zazzle.com
Munch's iconic 'The Scream' goes on display in New York

"The Scream," Edvard Munch's eerie 1895 masterpiece which sold in May for $119.9 million, is on view for the first time since that record-breaking auction, at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Munch's iconic 'The Scream' goes on display in New York
Quirky museums vie for attention with Vienna's grand galleries
Quirky museums vie for attention with Vienna's grand galleries

Fascinated by contraception, chimneysweeps, or magic boxes? Vienna has a museum for you.

Quirky museums vie for attention with Vienna's grand galleries
Ai Weiwei gets first big US show, shaped by his plight
Ai Weiwei gets first big US show, shaped by his plight

The first US survey of the work of Ai Weiwei opens this weekend in Washington, shaped -- in the words of the dissident artist himself -- by his ongoing struggle with the powers that be in Beijing.

Ai Weiwei gets first big US show, shaped by his plight
Shanghai seeks premier art status with new museums
Shanghai seeks premier art status with new museums

Shanghai on Monday opened two new art museums on the former site of the 2010 World Expo, as China's commercial hub seeks to rival art capitals like New York and Paris.

Shanghai seeks premier art status with new museums
Fifty years on, everyone still wants a piece of Marilyn
Fifty years on, everyone still wants a piece of Marilyn

The first thing you notice when you see Marilyn Monroe's full-length gloves in the storeroom of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is how small her hands were.

Fifty years on, everyone still wants a piece of Marilyn
Maquette of the Museum of Peace. ©Tengrinews.kz
Semey is getting a spherical museum

A museum made in the form of a sphere will be constructed in Semey. The ball like building will be called the Museum of Peace.

Semey is getting a spherical museum
Abai Qunanbayuli, Kazakh philosopher and poet.
Unique manyscript written by Abay found in Almaty

A unique manuscript written by Abay Kunanbayev, Kazakh prominent philosopher and poet, was found in the State Museum of Kazakhstan.

Unique manyscript written by Abay found in Almaty