A special exhibition at the Queensland Museum makes me realise, not for the first time, how much better the Queensland Art Gallery does these things. QAG has just closed Quilts 1700-1945. I went at the end of June, and wrote about it here.
The Queensland Museum has just opened Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum Kabul. A few of these items were on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City when I was there in 2010. Although they belong in Afghanistan, and will eventually return to its National Museum, at present they are touring the world. They have already been to Melbourne and will go on from Brisbane (until 27 January) to Sydney and Perth during 2014.
The treasures themselves are wonderful. Continue reading