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National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha

Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha

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 »»»»


Behind the Scenes: The Australian Ballet on the International Stage by Lisa Tomasetti

Posted: April 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Lisa Tomasetti | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: The Australian Ballet on the International Stage by Lisa Tomasetti

Time Square, Reiko Hombo, 2013

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 »»»»


New iPad App from Australia’s National Library Brings Sheet Music to the Forte

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Tune | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on New iPad App from Australia’s National Library Brings Sheet Music to the Forte

New iPad App from Australia's National Library Brings Sheet Music to the ForteTens 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 »»»»