Tag: anniversaries

200 Years Since The Death of Napoleon

Posted by Published on March 24, 2020

The 5th of May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the once highly revered emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. We look back on his life and note some key images from the archive. Napoleon was born Napoleon Di Buonaparte on August the 15th, 1769 to a relatively modest family of minor noble descent, on the French island of Corsica. The French revolution came to…

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28th Feb 2021: The Gulf War – 30 Years Since

Posted by Published on February 17, 2020

February the 28th 2021 marks the 30 year anniversary of the end of the Gulf War, the 6 month long international conflict that claimed almost 500,000 lives.The Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein announced the invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, under the impression that Kuwait was stealing Iraqi petroleum and the belief system that Kuwait was an artificial state carved out of the Iraqi coast…

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Remembering Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Posted by Published on November 11, 2019

The 29th June 2020 marks eighty years since the death of Paul Klee, one of the most important artists and innovators of the 20th century. His in-depth study of colour has been highly influential and his methods in abstraction can be seen in the likes of both Rothko and Miró. During his time teaching at the Bauhaus school alongside Kandinsky, he was known as the…

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March 8th – Hector Berlioz, French Romantic composer- 150 years since death Hector Berloiz was a French Romantic composer, considered one of the greatest composers of the 19th century. Berloiz was fascinated by music as a child and with little formal training, successfully became a player of the flute and guitar. It was uncommon at the time for a composer to not have expert instrumental…

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Top Anniversaries of 2019

Posted by Published on December 12, 2018

From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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Beloved author and creator of Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë will be 200 years old on the 30th July 2018. In anticipation of the upcoming anniversary we thought we would take a look at the shy but brilliant woman behind one of the greatest works in literature.     Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818 in the village of Thornton Market Street in Yorkshire…

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Top 10 USA Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on January 2, 2018

From the birth of Louis Comfort Tiffany to the assassination of Martin Luther King, we take a look at US anniversaries coming up in 2018 1. Louis Comfort Tiffany – American artist and designer – dies, January 17th, 1933 – 85 year anniversary “Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.” – Louis Comfort Tiffany   2. Tet Offensive –  one of…

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Top 10 Cultural Anniversaries

Posted by Published on January 2, 2018

 From the publication of Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein to the release of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark film 2001: A Space Odyssey, we take a look at some of the cultural anniversaries coming up in 2018   1. Mary Shelley’s masterwork Frankenstein is published, 1 January 1818 – 200 year anniversary “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I…

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Top 10 Historical Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on December 29, 2017

From UK women winning the right to vote to the first living creature being sent to space, we take a look at some of the historical anniversaries coming up in 2018    1. British woman aged 30 and over got the right to vote, 2 February 1918 – 100 year anniversary “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and…

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Discover current and upcoming exhibitions and cultural events taking place in Australia and New Zealand Got something to discuss or add to the list? Get in touch with our account manager for these territories, Giulia Leali December 2018 From Dec – 2019, Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything at the Art Gallery of New South Wales November 2018 24 Nov – 24 Apr 2019, The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial…

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