Museum and other educational exhibits hosted by modern-world organizations (i.e., not part of the re-enactment or re-creation environment)

New exhibit of northern European art at the National Gallery

Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through February 4.

Missals on display at the Walters

"'For This Is My Body': The Medieval Missal" will be on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through January 28.

Louvre Atlanta opens at the High Museum

An unprecedented partnership between Paris' Louvre and Atlanta's High Museum of Art is bringing a number of works of art from the famous French museum to the American South. Many of these works have never before left France. On October 14, two exhibitions open:

Hans Holbein at the V&A

Artist Hans Holbein, best known for his portraits of royal personages of the Tudor court, is the subject of a new exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The large collection of paintings will be on display 28 September 2006 through 7 January 2007.

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., in association with the Bodleian Library, will present In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits 'Bellini, Giorgione, Titian'

Soon a new special exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. BELLINI, GIORGIONE, TITIAN and the Renaissance of the Venetian Painting begins at October 17, 2006 and runs until January 7, 2007.

Cimabue works on display in new exhibit at the Frick

"Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting" will be on display at The Frick Collection in New York City through December 31.

New exhibit on Renaissance Italy at the V&A

"At Home in Renaissance Italy," on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum through January 7, reveals the Renaissance interior's central role in the flourishing of Italian art and culture by providing an innovative three-dimensional view of the Italian Renaissance home, presented as object-filled spaces that bring the period to life.

Medieval sculpture exhibit opens at the Met

Over eighty medieval sculpted heads, half from the Met's collection and half from other American and European collections, are on display in "Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture," a new exhibit at the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Early Stuart needlework exhibit at the Fitzwilliam

"Figures on Fabric" will be on display at the Octagon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum (at the University of Cambridge, in England) through December 30.

New exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci opens at the V&A

"Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design," a new exhibition exploring how Leonardo da Vinci thought on paper, is on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum through January 7.

Devonshire Tapestries Get Face Lift

One of only three full sets of surviving Flemish or French tapestries has been taken down from display at the Victoria and Albert Museum for cleaning and restoration.

Saxon Belt On Display For First Time

A rare, copper alloy Saxon belt buckle, dated to between 600 CE and 720 CE has gone on display for the first time.

Mary Queen of Scots Portrait Found

Only one portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, is known to exist, and that painting has been brought forth from thirty years of storage for exhibition in London.

New exhibit on Renaissance landscapes at the Getty

Landscape in the Renaissance will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through October 15.

Weaving Art Museum has History of Carpets

The Weaving Art Museum, which features exhibitions of historic carpets, has a website with a wealth of information on the weaving of carpets throughout history with an emphasis on those of the Middle East.

New exhibit of medieval German manuscripts opens at the Walters

"Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts" will be on display at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, through October 29.

Seeking Shakespeare in Connecticut

An exhibition of three paintings depicting the likeness of William Shakespeare is on display at the Yale Center for British Art. Searching for Shakespeare will be in New Haven, CT until September 17, 2006.

Venetian Masters at National Gallery

An exhibition of Venetian Renaissance masterworks will be on display at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art June 18–September 17, 2006. Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting will include a selection of paintings from 16th century Venice.

New exhibit on the art of Renaissance Venice at the National Gallery of Art

"Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 17.

Keeping the Past SAFE

The looting of Baghdad's National Museum in 2003 inspired the founding of Save Antiquities For Everyone, or SAFE. The organization aims to protect antiquities and preserve the world's cultural heritage.

"The World of Chaucer" Online

A web version of The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts is now available on the website of the University of Glasgow. The site includes reproductions of manuscripts from the exhibition catalog.

Austrian National Library Exhibits History of Cooking

An exhibit on the history of cooking and dining is now on display at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. The Art of Cuisine and the Culture of Dining: Culinary Documents from the Austrian National Library runs until October 31, 2006.

New York Gallery Explores Gothic Revival in USA

A new museum-quality show presents Gothic Revival furniture and architecture from 19th century America.

Met Show Features Tibetan Arms and Armor

A current exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art features Tibetan weapons, armor, and other war gear from the 13th to the 20th century.

Germanic National Museum to Display Medieval Collection

Teri Centner reports that the Germanic National Museum in Nurnburg, Germany will be opening the doors of its famed medieval collection for the first time in many years.

Portland Art Museum hosts exhibit of Renaissance art from Brescia

"Great Painters in Brescia From the Renaissance to the 18th Century" will be on display at the Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, Oregon, through September 17.

Folger Shakespeare Library Worth the Trip

Julienne fille Gaspard of the Kingdom of Atlantia discusses a recent visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.

Period Hawking Demos on Jersey

If you're visiting Jersey in the Channel Islands this summer, you can see a demonstration of period falconry.

15th Century Trading Hall Re-opened in Norwich

Dragon Hall, a 15th Century trading hall has been re-opened in Norwich after a UK₤2 million restoration.