This weekend marks the beginning of a major new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Africa & Byzantium will present nearly 200 artworks, including many that have never before been exhibited in the United States.
This month, the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden) is going back in time over a thousand years with the exhibition ‘The Year 1000’. Over 400 items from the Netherlands and beyond will be on display.
After twelve years of meticulous renovation work, the Zeyrek Çinili Hamam in Istanbul is now reopening to the public. While much of the site will now be a museum, visitors to the hamam will be able to enjoy steam baths beginning next year.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles will be hosting a new exhibition – Graphic Design in the Middle Ages – that reveals the ways that design influenced the making, reading, and interpretation of medieval books. It will take place at the Getty Center from August 29, 2023 through January 28, 2024.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the first museum to host the upcoming exhibition ‘Africa & Byzantium’, which will showcase nearly 200 works of art.
A forensic artist has reconstructed the face of a 16-year-old woman buried in 7th-century England.
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 and a recently discovered Anglo-Saxon glass gaming counter are just a few of the treasures now on…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A look at ten medieval works of art that can now be seen at Musée de Cluny.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 exhibition, which began on January 21st, will run to March 12th.
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.
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: 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.
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.