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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from Kabul at Art Gallery NSW

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from Kabul at Art Gallery NSW

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Rare and sense-stunningly rich objects telling stories of courage and survival will be highlight of a show, March 7 to June 15 2014, at the Art Gallery of NSW

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Tartan, Plaid, Kilts, Clans and Customs – Scotland the Brave

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Members of the clans of Scotland, scattered all over the world today still communicate and celebrate being part of a wider family, one with a dramatic history.

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Chinese Snuff Containers – Collections Not to Be Sneezed At

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For a long time snuff was taken from containers by the wealthy and elite in Europe in salons in which polite conversation was punctuated by a sound of sneezing

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

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Pursuing a passion for art and architecture in England in the 18th Century spawned new trades and expanded enjoyment for those living a leisure filled lifestyle

Amorini in a wallpainting in the Casa Vettii at Pompeii

Love Jewellery – Rome to Renaissance Pt 1

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A belief gold and gemstones had an effect on the affairs of many has not been limited to any culture and tokens of human affection were jewelled objects of love

Art As Therapy – New Initiative at National Gallery Victoria

Art As Therapy – New Initiative at National Gallery Victoria

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Art has proven to be much more than it seems and Art as Therapy a new program at the NGV will help everyone to explore their own perceptions of life through art

An Australian Xmas – Celebrating Past Glories & Future Joys

An Australian Xmas – Celebrating Past Glories & Future Joys

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Carolyn McDowall muses on an Australian Xmas for the Culture Concept Circle, celebrating past glories and joys to come, as we move forward imagining the future

A George II Carved Mahogany Side-table Attributed to Giles Grendey courtesy Apter Fredericks, London

18C English Gentleman’s Furniture – Style Nurturing The Soul

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Eighteenth century English gentlemen believed the character of the master of a house can be judged by the manner in which it is arranged decorated and furnished