Interested in the Science attached to the care and conservation of our planet … Science Talk, free from New York Botanical Garden, offers a global commentary
Rubens, Boucher, Fragonard, Ingres and Watteau are names of artists whose works James Fairfax donated, wanting to enrich the lives of all those who viewed them
Andrea della Robbia came from an influential Florentine family studio whose works were fashioned in enamelled terracotta invented by his Uncle Luca della Robbia
The National Trust of Victoria is painstakingly restoring Labassa at Caulfield to the format established when it became one of Melbourne’s most stylish houses
In 2009 and 2010 the Getty Villa Museum undertook re-stabilisation of the statue of Apollo Saettante, in consultation with Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples
Collecting antiques is a social phenomenon, often misrepresented as being the hobby of only a select few. From my experience working in the trade, perusing galleries, working at and attending fairs and auctions over a long period of time (some 30 years) collecting antiques is a pleasure indulged in by a vast number of people from very different backgrounds and all walks of life.
The intellectual ideas of every period in world history have always been reflected in its architecture. It is important we consider well the consequences of the decisions we make in tearing down our living heritage, even in regard to modern buildings of great merit.