Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: Art, Art News, Art Theft, Crime, Indian High Commission, National Gallery of Australia, NGA, Shiva as Nataraja, Subhash Kapoor | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha
The National Gallery of Australia will receive a refund of more than $1.2 million for a 2,000-year-old stone statue of Buddha after it was revealed it may have been stolen.
The Canberra-based gallery, which has been involved in provenance issues before, announced in January it would return the Seated Buddha statue to India. The dealer has now agreed to refund the purchase price :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 21st, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Lisa Tomasetti | Tags: Behind the Scenes, Brooke Satchwell, Lisa Tomasetti, The Australian Ballet | Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: The Australian Ballet on the International Stage by Lisa Tomasetti
Behind the Scenes: The Australian Ballet on the International Stage is an exhibition by Sydney-based – South Australian born – photographer, Lisa Tomasetti. This latest set of pictures were shot over several years, taken on the Australian Ballet’s tours to Tokyo, New York and Paris :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Tune | Tags: Aeroplane Jelly Song, App, Apple iPad, Application, Forte, Mobile App, National Library of Australia | Comments Off on New iPad App from Australia’s National Library Brings Sheet Music to the Forte
Tens of thousands of pages of historic, nostalgic sheet music from the National Library of Australia in Canberra are available for the first time on mobile devices.
The library has launched a new iPad application called Forte, which can access more than 13,000 individual musical items, dating from the early 1800s through to the 1950s.
Downloading the digitised musical scores is popular among musicians and historians, but also art lovers wanting to study the elaborate illustrated covers. The app was written by Canberra techy Jake MacMullin using an open data set from the Government’s data website.
Some of the online favourites include the Advance Australia Fair sheet music of the 1900s and the iconic Aeroplane Jelly song. The music collection contains over 300,000 musical scores and the largest collection of music research resources in Australia. :: Read the full article »»»»