Sunday 9 February 2014

Keir Collection Textiles Heading to Dallas Museum - Free Jigsaw Download

Lucky Dallas Museum in Texas - it is about to receive an extensive collection of around 2,000 objects from the Keir Collection, which is rich in carpets and textiles. The Keir Collection belonging to Edmund de Unger — named for a house near London where the collector once lived — had been assumed for several years to be headed to the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, where Mr de Unger had lent some works before his death. But Sabiha Al Khemir, a highly regarded scholar of Islamic art who was recruited to advise the Dallas museum in 2012, helped persuade the de Unger estate, controlled by the collector’s two sons, that the collection would be better served in Texas, where the museum would be able to make room to keep a few hundred works on view at a time.
Edmund Robert Anthony de Unger was born on 6 August 1918 in Budapest into a cultivated family of collectors that included the architect of the Hungarian National Museum. He would recall that his love of Islamic art began with carpets when, aged 6, he was told not walk on one by his father. In the realm of textiles, de Unger was at first interested only in examples from Persia. But after seeing the European textiles at the Abegg Foundation in Switzerland, where he spent part of each year, de Unger set about collecting them too. The Keir Collection became strong in Italian and French textiles of the 15th-18th centuries, and contained other notable works from late antiquity, the medieval period and the Renaissance. The detailed catalogue by Monique and Donald King of these is a superb history of the evolution of European textile design and technique from Roman times. To download the jigsaw - Click here next Click Open, then click the .EXE file name and click Run, when you see the jigsaw puzzle, click Play Too many pieces? Try clicking on Trays on the top tool bar to create any number of resizeable trays to sort your pieces ........ you can also click the Cheat button and watch the puzzle solve itself! The software is by David Gray designer of Jigsaws Galore - the powerful jigsaw player and creator for Windows.

1 comment:

  1. I go to Dallas quite often, can't wait for this venue. I didn't see anything on their site as of yet.