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The word display will eventually go back in but maybe not until next year. Please get along and view it while you can. If anyone has a reasonable camera it would be nice if you can post some pics here.
Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:58 PM
I am very happy to announce that the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has opened its 'Bushido' Exhibition which will run from July 4th to November 4th. Congratulations go to Colin McDonald who was the man behind the 'swords as art' display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and now the National Gallery of Victoria.
The NGV website link can be found here. http://www.ngv.vic.g... ... he-samurai
I know Colin worked hard on his part of the display. We hope you can get along and if you are based overseas feel free to ask questions or request photos.
The first pic is Colin himself talking to a collector (we hope) of the future.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:39 AM
Here is an update of the Bushido display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NVG). The feedback from the Gallery has been excellent, the display being a very popular attraction. Floor talks by NGV staff have been a hit, covering many aspects of samurai life.
Colin has made himself available to collectors for a meetup and chat at the NGV. Anyone from the NMB who would like a personal tour of the collection can pm me and I will arrange a time and date to meet Colin at the Gallery. This is a great opportunity to get a first hand explanation as to why some swords are viewed as Art.
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:16 AM
On Saturday the 6th Colin gave a floor talk at the National Gallery of Victoria covering the sword as art. It was very well attended and met with a round of applause at the conclusion. Andrew Ickeringill also attended the talk. Feedback from the Gallery has been great with them saying it has been the most popular short term (free to public) display so far. A reminder that the display will close November 4. Regards Mark
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 09:52 PM
Would be great on so many levels to have more of these museum shows of private collections
We did this at the Morikami Museum. It was an awesome display of many high level swords and armor. It was well attended by many non-collectors. However, not many "Japanese Sword Collectors" took the time to go. Even many of the local guys never got around to going. Maybe, not such a bad thing, as we are a bunch of codgers.
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"Some Dealers are Collectors...that just got a little carried away"
Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:39 AM
I was lucky enough to be with Colin when the display was installed and saw how painstakingly demanding he was of himself to get the display right. It looks great and hope that Australian Collectors can get there for a review. This display opened on October 25 and will go for 1 year. Please note that the Display at the NGV will finish of the 4th of November, so Melbourne collectors don't miss out.
Thanks again to Colin for presenting another quality display, great to be part of it.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 12:17 PM
Thanks for sharing
Posted 31 October 2014 - 04:41 AM
I went to the exhibition at the AGNSW yesterday, and would highly recommend anyone in Sydney to do the same. The exhibition is nicely laid out, making it very easy to see the detail in some very fine swords, fittings and armour. My observation of non Nihonto people at the exhibition, is they very interested all the items (eaves-dropping is always good for a laugh) and the exhibition was well attended. Congrats to all involved.
Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:38 AM
Officially I want to thank Colin for putting on these displays spanning over a decade, I think since 2001, and the other collectors who generously lent pieces for display. Also thank you to the Art Gallery of New South Wales who have been supportive for so many years, presenting swords and fittings as art to the public. Also the National Gallery of Victoria for their display which was haled as the most popular temporary display on record. Also Benalla and Hamilton Galleries for their displays. Mark
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 04:57 PM
Thank you for updating on this over the years.
It has been a touchstone and rolemodel for how I would ultimately like to have displayed my much smaller collection.
I wish life was such that I could attend these displays in person.
Thank you for the photographs.
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Well the curtain has closed for now. Thanks Colin.
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 06:49 AM
Honor is something all men are born with. It can't be taken from you, nor can it be granted; it must only not be lost.
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Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:43 PM
Mark and Colin,
This remains my favorite thread on NMB.
Thank you for sharing. For me, it is a good way to begin 2017.
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