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.
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 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.