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The Importance of Awards pt. 2

Content provided by www.communiquepr.com by Katherine Turney

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The Importance of Awards pt. 1

Content provided by www.communiquepr.com by Katherine Turney

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Inspired Bronze Creates the Perpetual Award for Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup

Inspired Bronze created the perpetual trophy for this year’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup, this perpetual trophy will be used every year displaying it’s collegiate tournament winners.  Please view a recap of the tournament in the video below

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Art News: Rare and precious Aztec objects on show in New Zealand for the first time ever

An exhibition telling the glorious, dramatic and ultimately tragic story of the Aztec empire, opened at Te Papa this weekend. More than 200 treasured artifacts have been collected from museums throughout Mexico to go on show in New Zealand for the first time. Te Papa Curator Lynette Townsend says Aztecs: Conquest and glory provides a fascinating insight into the ways of life, beliefs and sacrificial rituals of the Aztecs. “This is a rare opportunity to view the Aztecs’ most sacred and treasured objects first-hand. One of my favorite objects is a large ceramic sculpture of Mictlantecuhtli, god of death and lord of the underworld. “He stands bent over with his liver hanging out, grinning manically. This fearsome looking sculpture stands guard at the entrance to our inner temple experience. Here visitors will learn about life after death and the journey to Mictlan – the place most Aztecs journeyed to when they died.”

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Art News: Destruction and Restoration: Egypt exhibits antiquities that survived 2011 uprising

An exhibition of ancient artifacts that narrowly survived the turmoil of the 2011 Egyptian uprising opened in Cairo on Monday under the title "Destruction and Restoration". The exhibit consists of 29 artifacts, including 11 that had been stolen from the famed Egyptian Museum near Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 28, when protesters calling for the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak drove his feared security forces from the streets. The other 18 artifacts remained in the museum but were damaged or destroyed by looters. All 29 artifacts have since been recovered and restored. The artifacts include three priceless statues from the era of the famed Pharaoh Tutankhamun, including a gold statue showing him spearfishing from a boat on the Nile. They also include a mummy that had its head torn off during the looting. Antiquities authorities said they were able to reattach it using pharaonic-era methods. A total of 54 artifacts went missing from the museum when looters broke in during the uprising, mainly treasures from the era of pharaohs Tutankhamun and Akhenaton. Twenty-five of the pieces have since been recovered. State Minister for Antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim insisted Monday that none of the missing artifacts had been taken out of Egypt and said authorities were still searching for them. Click here for complete article: http://artdaily.com/news/65356/Destruction-and-Restoration--Egypt-exhibits-antiquities-that-survived-2011-uprising#.UlMkSSRqei9

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