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2009-10-12 07:20:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holidays on the horizon, the home inventory experts at KC Home Inventory are advising homeowners and even renters to take steps to protect themselves from the dangers of a fire.

2009-09-01 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has drawn attention to hundreds of historic sites and other favorite places across the country with a creative and engaging social media campaign, This Place Matters.

2009-08-11 20:28:53

A gold-banded dagger still wrapped in an animal-skin sheath was found in a grave dating from the early Bronze Age, Scottish archaeologists said Tuesday. Kenneth Brophy of the University of Glasgow said archaeologists were even more amazed by other objects in the grave, The Scotsman reported.

2009-08-07 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the impact of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) policy on the acquisition of antiquities. In June 2008 the AAMD adopted a "New Report on Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art".

2009-07-16 07:10:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the middle of summer, a time when many people are heading off for vacations, hoping to leave behind their cares and worries.

2009-05-29 12:00:00

Leading Antiquities Dealer Urges Other Dealers to Follow Suit NEW YORK and GENEVA, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Ancient Art, the world's leading dealer in rare treasures from ancient Western civilizations, announced today that it has voluntarily repatriated 251 antiquities valued at $2.7 Million (EU 2Million) to the State of Italy. "We returned these ancient artifacts in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration with the international art world, and to demonstrate Phoenix's commitment...

2009-05-14 07:10:00

Home inventory service offers protection and peace of mind to property-owners while providing home inventory business opportunities LEAWOOD, Kan., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It's heartbreaking to suffer through property loss from natural disaster, fire or theft.

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2009-05-05 09:54:43

Having worked for 25 years at fragile archaeological sites in Peru, UCLA archaeologist Charles "Chip" Stanish held his breath when the online auction house eBay launched more than a decade ago.

2009-03-10 07:00:00

LACMA Visitors Experience Personalized and Interactive 3D Virtual Multimedia Tours Powered by Virtual Gallerie SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Gallerie, LLC (VG), a 3D software and production company that caters to museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, launched the first personalized and interactive multimedia museum tour in virtual 3D online for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

2009-03-09 13:37:00

Conference Features Sustainability as a Focus SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce Donovan Rypkema, renowned historic preservation economist, will be the keynote speaker of its upcoming 34th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA April 16-19, 2009. Rypkema is recognized as an industry leader in the economics of preserving historic structures.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.