New exhibition on Rumi at the Aga Khan Museum
The Aga Khan Museum will be hosting a thought-provoking exhibition that explores the life and impact of one of history’s most renowned poets, marking the 750th anniversary of his passing.
Britain’s earliest known prayer bead necklace now on display at Lindisfarne
Britain’s earliest known prayer bead necklace and a recently discovered Anglo-Saxon glass gaming counter are just a few of the treasures now on…
1,400 year-old artefacts to go on display at Sutton Hoo
1,400 year-old artefacts, many never before seen by the public, will now be displayed as part of a new exhibition taking place at Sutton Hoo in England. Rendlesham Revealed: The Heart of a Kingdom AD 400-800 opens to the public on 23 March 2023.
St. Louis is the place to see medieval armor this spring
Those interested in the history of armor, especially of the medieval era, will want to go to the Saint Louis Art Museum over the next few months. Their new exhibition, “Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum,” runs to May 14th.
Construction begins at Museum of the Viking Age
Construction has begun on the Museum of the Viking Age in Oslo. When the Norwegian museum opens in 2026, it will be the home to three preserved Viking ships and more than 8,000 other objects from the Viking Era.
How to organize a museum exhibition – and bring the Holy Land home, with Amanda Luyster
A conversation with Amanda Luyster on how to organize a museum exhibition, from conception and design to securing the objects and planning events around it. We also talk about the famous tiles of Chertsey Abbey, a royal commission that evoked the Crusades with artistic allusions to Byzantium and the Islamic world.
The beauty of medieval artwork revealed by restoration
Centuries of dirt and damage have obscured art from the Middle Ages. When the Toledo Museum of Art restored some of their works, they revealed much about how this art originally looked.
Beautiful newly-acquired medieval artworks at Musée de Cluny
A look at ten medieval works of art that can now be seen at Musée de Cluny.
New Richard III exhibition at The Wallace Collection
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the remains of Richard III in Leicester. To commemorate this event, The Wallace Collection is hosting an exhibition devoted to one of British history’s most controversial sovereigns.
Thousands of medieval images available for free, thanks to Albertina Museum
A museum in Austria has made available over 150,000 images into the public domain, including many from the Middle Ages. Fans of Albrecht Dürer will be particularly delighted, as more than 2100 of his works are now available.
New exhibition brings together Staffordshire Hoard and Sutton Hoo objects
Two of England’s most important early medieval archaeological discoveries have been reunited for a new exhibition, Swords of Kingdoms: The Staffordshire Hoard at Sutton Hoo.
Kalila wa Dimna: Ancient Tales for Troubled Times – exhibition to take place in London
An eighth-century collection of fables is the focus of a new exhibition taking place in London. Kalila wa Dimna: Ancient Tales for Troubled Times will be running at the P21 Gallery from May 12th to June 11th.
Three medieval church bells donated to the National Museum of Ireland
Three fifteenth-century bronze bells which once hung at St Mary’s Abbey Church near Dublin have been donated to the National Museum of Ireland.
The Medieval Body exhibition opens in New York
The exhibition, which began on January 21st, will run to March 12th.
Uncovering the Story: Old Books, New Science, and the Silk Roads
Discover the back story behind Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads with an enthralling talk featuring the leader of the Toronto-based research team whose cutting-edge work made the exhibition possible.
Islamic arts showcased in museum exhibitions throughout France
Collections of medieval and modern artwork from the Islamic world are being showcased in 18 cities across France. Arts de l’Islam. Un passé pour un présent will be running until March 27, 2022.
Lasting Impressions: New Byzantine exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks
Lasting Impressions: People, Power, Piety, now on view at the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, explores individual stories and family histories, the concept of status, developments in popular piety, and the inner workings of the state as shown through the intricate impressions on seals.
Bodleian to host exhibition on Anglo-Dutch Books and Reynard the Fox
A new exhibition opening next month at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, will trace the long history of Anglo-Dutch relations. North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, will begin on December 3rd.
Major exhibition on medieval armor set to begin at Toledo Museum of Art
The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum, will run from November 6th to February 27, 2022.
Two medieval brooches to go to Welsh museums
Two silver brooches dating back to the Middle Ages that were discovered separately in southwestern Wales have been declared national treasures. Plans are underway for them to be acquired by local museums.
16th century shield returned to the Czech Republic
A stunning decorative shield, made in the sixteenth century, is returning to the Czech Republic after being looted by the Nazis nearly eighty years ago.
Medieval treasures you can see at the Cleveland Museum of Art
A new exhibition taking place at the Cleveland Museum of Art is offering visitors a look at some outstanding treasures. Here are views of five of the items.
What you can see at the new Galloway Hoard exhibition
The long-awaited exhibition Galloway Hoard has begun, now open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Discovered in 2014, the hoard is one of the richest collections of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in the British Isles.
The Getty to reopen with new exhibition on medieval illuminated manuscripts
The J. Paul Getty Museum is reopening on May 25th. With it comes a new exhibition: Power, Justice, and Tyranny in the Middle Ages, that will showcase how medieval Europe struggled with many of the same issues of power and disenfranchisement that contemporary society faces today.
The materiality of Byzantine objects, with Elizabeth Dospěl Williams
A conversation with Elizabeth Dospěl Williams on how people in Byzantium experienced the materiality of the objects they used, especially jewelry and textiles. We look at some of those objects together, discuss their qualities, and situate our engagement with material culture in broader discussions of historical theory.