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.
Dumbarton Oaks Museum and the George Washington University Museum, both in Washington D.C., have open new exhibitions that look at fashion, clothing and textiles from the medieval world.
The J. Paul Getty Museum has opened its latest exhibition, which looks at invention of printing technology in the 15th century gave rise to a rich cross-fertilization between mechanical innovation and painterly tradition.
Visitors to The Met Cloisters will get to see a special exhibition for the rest of the year, as The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy has officially opened.
The Cloisters stands really as a beacon in northern Manhattan and its tower is visible to travelers from afar.
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will be launching two art history courses that will allow students to experience it’s world-class medieval collection like never before.
It’s the treasure that unearthed the dramatic history of seventh century England and the world of its warrior elite. Ten years ago on 5 July 2009, the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered in a farmer’s field near Lichfield.
The Los Angeles-based museum will be showcasing a wide variety of illuminated manuscripts and printed books from April 30 to July 28, 2019.
This presentation will look at the behind-the-scenes planning for the Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World exhibition, which will open at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on May 14, 2019
Episode 6 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle is joined by Jan Ziolkowski to talk about the ‘Juggling the Middle Ages’ exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks.
Like so many medieval stories, the “juggler” narrative first fell into obscurity for almost 500 years, only to be unearthed and re-present-ed by nineteenth-century scholars and artists to meet the tastes of various history-hungry modern audiences.
Recent discoveries of medieval items and coins were declared Treasures by a coroner in Wales this month. The items will now be going to local museums.
The J. Paul Getty Museum is hosting a new exhibition starting this month that showcases the medieval word.
After spending years studying hundreds of fragments and then using both cutting-edge technology and ancient craft techniques, two reconstructions have been made of the magnificent helmet contained within the Staffordshire Hoard.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art possesses the finest, most comprehensive collection of Medieval and Byzantine art in the western hemisphere.
A rare, 14th-century Hebrew Codex from the Rhineland; a silver-gilt and enamel Spanish
processional cross, circa 1400; and a 1516 design for Rouen cathedral tower are now on view
The new exhibition All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court, begins on August 28 at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
An investment of £1.6 million at Whitby Abbey in Northern England will pave the way for a new museum, improvements to the courtyard and visitor centre as well as a new coffee shop.
On the 10th of August 1628, the Vasa sank in Stockholm harbour, thus ending the career of the most powerful warship that Sweden had ever seen.
Beyond its incredible, stunning pictures, Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders by Sherry C.M. Lindquist and Asa Simon Mittman, explores the medieval love of monsters in all their glory and complexity in a book that transcends its purpose as an accompaniment to an exhibit – it’s a book in which to lose yourself in your love of medieval manuscripts.