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James Hughes-Hallet to succeed Nicholas Ferguson as Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art

December 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Artists & People

LONDON.- The Board of The Courtauld Institute of Art announces that James Hughes-Hallett has been appointed Chairman as successor to The Courtauld’s first Chairman, Nicholas Ferguson, who retires from the post in July 2012 after ten years of outstanding leadership. James Hughes-Hallett is Chairman of John Swire & Sons Ltd, as well as a director of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, Swire Pacific Ltd and James Finlay Ltd. Born in 1949, James Hughes-Hallett graduated from Oxford University in 1970 with a degree in English [...]

Courtauld Conservation Experts Undertake New Research of Wall Paintings in Bhutan

January 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Education & Research

LONDON.- The small and stunningly beautiful Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has for many years intrigued the West, not least on account of its geographic isolation, its hermetic reputation, and its distinct and perfectly preserved culture. The core of Bhutan’s identity is its Tibetan Buddhist heritage which, uniquely in the modern world, remains as rich and vital as it ever has been. In over two thousand thriving temples and monasteries scattered across its rugged terrain, spectacular wall paintings testify to the [...]

Experts Reveal the Full Beauty of Petra’s 2,000 Year-Old Cave Painting

September 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Antiques & Archaeology

LONDON.- Experts from London’s Courtauld Institute of Art recently completed the conservation of a rare and exquisite Nabataean wall painting at the World Heritage site of Petra in Jordan, for the Petra National Trust. Conservators Stephen Rickerby and Lisa Shekede from the Courtauld’s Conservation of Wall Painting Department worked on the project for three years. The remarkable painting, that can now be clearly seen for the first time in many years, was unveiled on Wednesday 18 August 2010 in a [...]