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From Russia with love – Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, AGNSW

This October sees the Art Gallery of New South Wales open their new exhibition to the public, Masters of modern art from the Hermitage. With some 65 major works arriving on our shores from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, this is an extraordinary opportunity to see rare works from … Continue reading From Russia with love – Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, AGNSW

Takht-i Suleiman: a mysterious Fire-Temple high in the Zagros Mountains of Iran

High in the Zagros mountains, that vast limestone range running some 1600 km from north-west to south-east, essentially separating Iran from Iraq, lies one of the most remarkable (and little known) sites of ancient Persia. Concealed by some of the highest mountains in the Zagros Range and thus hidden from the European world for some … Continue reading Takht-i Suleiman: a mysterious Fire-Temple high in the Zagros Mountains of Iran

John Russell, Australia’s French Impressionist

Dr. Michael Adcock Paris Tour Leader Head of History, Melbourne Grammar School The Art Gallery of New South Wales has just launched another stellar exhibition, offering a survey of the career and work of one Australian artist in all its freshness and richness. It is complemented by works by other artists that illuminate his links … Continue reading John Russell, Australia’s French Impressionist

Mid-century modernism in the most unexpected place

Travellers on our tours to New York over the past 12 months have been enjoying the latest smash-hit Broadway musical, Come From Away, which tells the story of the role played by Gander, Newfoundland, and its international airport (IATA code: YQX), in the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. Apart from being a … Continue reading Mid-century modernism in the most unexpected place