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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Musée du Louvre has officially launched a digital database of more than 482,000 items, allowing users to explore the French museum’s wonderful collection.
The Dewish mosaic will remain in the United Kingdom, as the Dorset County Museum has successfully raised £150,000 to purchase the artefact.
The Uffizi Galleries in Florence have launched a new online exhibition to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri. It will showcase dozens of illustrations created in the sixteenth century to showcase The Divine Comedy.
The remains of two Vikings from the same family – one in England and the other in Denmark – are to be reunited more than 1,000 years after their deaths, with help from Oxfordshire County Council’s Museum Service.
Fans of medieval art have another place they can once again explore, as The Cloisters has re-opened to the public.
Hagia Sophia is back in the news. To understand what is happening, we need to know the complex history of this building as a church, mosque, and museum, and the many parties that have sought to claim it.
Hagia Sophia has had a rich and turbulent history, changing hands between Christians and Muslims and having its doors open to all as a secular building from 1935 to 2020.
The groundbreaking touring exhibition “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time” can now be accessed through a new free app.
Whether you are interested in the rise of Gothic art in 12th century France, or the arms and armor of the samurai in Japan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has something for you. The museum is making freely available hundreds of previously published books, as part of their new online and social media initiatives.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London announced last month it has acquired a rare jewelled late Medieval cluster brooch after it was uncovered in 2017 by a metal detectorist in a former royal hunting ground known as ‘Great Park’ near Brigstock, Northamptonshire.
The Walters Art Museum has created new digital content to engage visitors with its collections and programming during the museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Last month the Smithsonian removed copyright restrictions on about 2.8 million images of its digital collection. What can medievalists find among this collection?
Beginning this May, items from two of the most important archaeological finds from early medieval England will united in a major exhibition. Swords…
A legendary 12th-century manuscript and relic of touch of St. Francis of Assisi— is now having its first dedicated exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in 40 years.
The classic view of museums are like churches: Solemn places in which the priesthood of Connoisseurship guards its treasures like holy relics and hands down interpretations like papal bulls.
The Musée du Louvre has opened a major exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci, commemorating the 500-year anniversary of his death.
The Tarbat Medieval Burials Project has been launched in northern Scotland, which will examine a set of burials from the 15th century.
The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada has unveiled a new exhibition: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa. Danièle took in the exhibition and spoke with Michael Chagnon, the Curator of the museum. They talk about medieval Africa, its connections with the wider world, and what you can see at the Aga Khan Museum.
An often unheralded part of the medieval world will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time opens on September 21st, and will showcase dozens of fascinating pieces highlighting the African continent during the Middle Ages.