Mu­se­ums get dressed up for fall

Fashion, jewelry and wine among Europe’s draws

USA TODAY Weekend Extra - - TRAVEL - Sarah Maiel­lano

This fall, Europe’s mu­se­ums fo­cus on an­cient cul­tures, artists and crea­tures. Pre­pare to be daz­zled by pre­cious jewel and wowed by a Game of Throne­sesque war­rior tribe.

YVES SAINT LAU­RENT MU­SEUM IN PARIS Through Jan­uary 2019

A tem­po­rary mu­seum will open in leg­endary de­signer Yves Saint Lau­rent’s Paris stu­dio and of­fice for a lit­tle more than a year, start­ing this fall. The space has been re­stored to pro­vide vis­i­tors with an au­then­tic look at his workspace. Fifty gar­ments, ac­ces­sories, sketches, pho­tos, and videos are part of the ex­hibit. museeyslparis.com/en/

TREA­SURES OF THE MUGHALS AND THE MAHARAJAS AT PALAZZO DUCALE IN VENICE Through Jan. 3

This fall, Venice will sparkle more than it al­ready does when more than 270 gems and jew­els come to Palazzo Ducale. The mu­seum has Italy’s first ex­hi­bi­tion of jewelry from the Al Thani Col­lec­tion that was made in and in­spired by the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent. The col­lec­tion in­cludes items from the de­scen­dants of Genghis Khan and the Maharajas.

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SCYTHI­ANS: WAR­RIORS OF AN­CIENT SIBERIA AT THE BRI­TISH MU­SEUM IN LON­DON Through Jan. 14

Be­tween 900 and 200 B.C., no­madic war­rior tribes roamed an area from south­ern Rus­sia to China and the north­ern Black Sea. Siberian per­mafrost pre­served ar­ti­facts from the Scythi­ans and, for the first time in 40 years, the Bri­tish Mu­seum will tell their story through 200 ob­jects.

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GE­OR­GIA, CRA­DLE OF VITICULTURE AT CITE DU VIN IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE Through Nov. 5

Some 8,000 years ago, the first wine in his­tory was be­ing made in what would be­come the coun­try of Ge­or­gia. Bordeaux’s wine fo­cused mu­seum has part­nered with the Ge­or­gian Na­tional Mu­seum in Tbil­isi to ed­u­cate vis­i­tors about the ori­gins of wine and its role in agri­cul­ture, roy­alty, re­li­gious be­liefs, and ev­ery­day life.

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JOHAN MAELWAEL AT THE RIJKSMUSEUM IN AM­S­TER­DAM

Through Jan. 7

Born in 1370, Johan Maelwael is cred­ited as the first North­ern Nether­lan­dish pain­ter and be­came one of the most suc­cess­ful artists in Europe in the Mid­dle Ages. At the cen­ter of the ex­hibit is La Grande Pi­età ronde, on loan from the Lou­vre for the first time since 1962. It also fea­tures 50 me­dieval works, in­clud­ing paint­ings, manuscripts, pre­cious met­al­work and sculp­ture.

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DI­NOSAUR BA­BIES AT THE NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM CARDIFF IN WALES Through Nov. 5

Bring the kids to Wales this fall for an up-close-and-per­sonal di­nosaur ex­pe­ri­ence with a fo­cus on the lit­tlest di­nos. The mu­seum delves into di­nosaur fam­ily life through eggs, nests, and em­bryos, in­clud­ing three real eggs with em­bryos in­side. mu­seum.wales/cardiff/

THE KING OF SPAIN’S GRAND­CHIL­DREN AT THE PALAZZO PITTI IN FLORENCE Through Jan. 7

Fol­low­ing the ac­qui­si­tion of a work by An­ton Raphael Mengs that por­trays two of Span­ish King Charles III’s grand­chil­dren who lived in the Pitti Palace, the mu­seum will show a col­lec­tion of the King’s rel­a­tives. Other works are on loan from the Prado and the Kun­sthis­torisches Mu­seum in Vi­enna.

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GAU­GUIN THE ALCHEMIST AT THE GRAND PALAIS IN PARIS Oct. 11 - Jan. 22

The Grand Palais turns at­ten­tion to Paul Gau­guin’s ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with a va­ri­ety of me­dia. The post-im­pres­sion­ist is known for his paint­ings and sculp­tures, many of which will be on dis­play, along with ce­ram­ics, en­grav­ings and drawings.

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Paul Gau­guin’s Parahi te Marae (Là ré­side le tem­ple) will be on dis­play at the Grand Palais in Paris, along with ce­ram­ics, en­grav­ings, and drawings.

CRIS­TIAN CECCANTI FIRENZE, GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI, GAL­LE­RIA PALATINA

The Palazzo Pitti will show a col­lec­tion of the Span­ish King Charles III’s rel­a­tives who lived in Italy.

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