UNITED KINGDOM – TAASA Review December 2008

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Byzantium 330­1453 Royal Academy of Art, London 25 October 2008 ­ 22 March 2009 Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, Byzantium 330­1453 comprises around 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro-mosaics, ivories, enamels plus gold and silver metalwork.

It includes works from the San Marco Treasury in Venice and rare items from collections across Europe, the USA, Russia, Ukraine and Egypt. For further information: www.royalacademy.

org.uk/exhibitions/byzantium Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Victoria and Albert Museum 12 December 2008-15 March 2009 This display will reflect the strengths of the V&A’s outstanding collection of over 25,000 prints, paintings, drawings and books, from elegant fan prints and glorious fullcolour prints to artists’ sketches and copyists’ drawings that offer unique insights into the creation of ukiyo-e. For further information go to: www.vam.ac.uk USA Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles: Selections from the Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Collection Los Angeles County Museum of Art September 18, 2008­March 15, 2009 Indonesia’s rich and diverse textile traditions will be highlighted in this exhibition of over ninety works from the early fifteenth through twentieth centuries...