Museum and other educational exhibits hosted by modern-world organizations (i.e., not part of the re-enactment or re-creation environment)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-01-07 15:23
In the 1930s philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. and American sculptor George Grey Barnard collaborated to create “an intellectual Coney Island” in Upper Manhattan. The result was the Cloisters, a complex comprised by elements from five medieval cloisters. Sarah Harrison Smith has written a lengthy feature article for the New York Times on New York's medieval museum.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-11 19:05
With European exploration and expansion during the Renaissance came renewed ties with Africa. Such ties, as presented in art, are the focus of a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in New York City, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-16 13:36
Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum adds to its Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume with BIG, "a stunning display, exclusively drawn from the ROM's collection of nearly 50,000 textiles and costumes. The exhibit opens November 3, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-11-06 12:18
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will present Supper with Shakespeare: The Evolution of English Banqueting December 13, 2012-March 31, 2013, an exhibit celebrating the spectacular dining experiences during Tudor times.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-03 18:34
Les Enluminures gallery in New York City will present Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium, its fall 2012 show featuring Byzantine jewelry from the 3rd through 10th centuries. The exhibit will be open November 2 to 30, 2012 with possible auction taking place in December.
Submitted by piotrzavilov on Wed, 2012-10-17 10:13
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is putting on show “Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department” in honor of the founding curator, Bashford Dean, of their medieval arms and armor collection.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-26 15:02
The History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, Wisconsin will play host to the touring exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion from September 22, 2012 through January 6, 2013. The museum will also present activities and events related to the exhibit.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-09 14:07
Once the grand homes of Italian nobles in the Renaissance, the villas of northern Italy still hold hints of their grandeur. Photographer Thomas Jorion documented these lost treasures in a gallery show entitled Forgotten Palaces. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-08-11 14:23
A treasure of Anglo-Saxon artifacts, found in Loftus, England between 2005 and 2007, has won the Renaissance Museum Award in Durham. The collection has been on display at the Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, since May 2011. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-23 04:00
Experts from the University of Reading now believe that glass-making around England's Glastonbury Abbey may be some of the industry's earliest in Great Britain. Chemical analysis will be used to date the glass, which believed to be from the 680s, the time of the Saxon King Ine of Wessex.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-06-10 18:49
A recent article in Christie's New Art Newspaper reviews a major exhibition of work by Germany's greatst artist Albrecht Dürer, The Early Dürer at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 24 May-2 September, 2012.
Submitted by Etienne_of_Burgundy on Sun, 2012-06-10 16:12
Art Services International has brought an exhibition of Medieval English Alabaster Sculptures from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to the United States.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-30 16:05
The May 2012 issue of History Today features a slideshow from a major exhibition at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition. The exhibit runs through July 8, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-05-28 08:30
In 1500, the Holy Robe, believed by Catholics to have been worn by Jesus, was installed as a relic in the ancient Catholic cathedral in Trier, Germany, once the Roman capital north of the Alps. Since then, the robe has been exhibited only 17 times, and is currently on display until May 13, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-16 20:54
The Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford are sponsoring the exibition The King James Bible: Its History and Influence February 28 - July 29, 2012 at the Harry Ransom Center of the university of Texas in Austin.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-16 18:28
The recent Arab Spring, in North Africa and the Middle East, was not the first, according to a Deborah Amos report on NPR. The first was the conflict of culture between the Byzantine Empire and the new Islamic religion in the seventh century to the ninth centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-02 07:53
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has posted an article on pasttimes of noble ladies during the Renaissance. The article, Renaissance women at leisure, includes short descriptions, with photos, of interests such as hunting, needlework and gaming.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-04-25 19:12
Mildenhall Museum in Suffolk, England is expanding to accommodate a new exhibit, the remains of an Anglo-Saxon warrior and the horse he rode in on - or at least with which he was buried - complete with bridle, sword and shield. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-22 20:00
The magic of Valentine's Day was felt recently at the Bodleian Library In Oxford, England with an exhibition celebrating "the stories of medieval romance and how they have influenced culture, literature and art over the last thousand years."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-15 12:10
In an article for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senior Ceramics and Glass Conservator Fi Jordan shares photos and commentary on a student project to clean a 16th century, free-standing ceramic stove. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-04-12 10:16
A hand-carved replica of the Borgund Stave Church door will be on display this weekend at the Scandinavian Festival at California Lutheran University in Thousan Oaks, California (USA).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-04-11 23:08
Chicago is about to be invaded by the Mongols, or at least the Field Museum is when it presents Genghis Khan, "the largest single collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled," February 24 through September 3, 2012.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-04-05 11:24
Denison University, a small college in Granville, Ohio, houses a surprisingly large collection of rare books and documents. Its holdings include a book of Psalms from 1492 and a treatise on alchemy written by a Franciscan monk in 1350.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-24 14:07
Rome’s Capitoline Museums are offering the chance for scholars to view formerly secret and historic Vatican documents never before seen outside of the Holy See. The exhibition runs February - September 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-03-12 17:22
The Higgins Viking Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts goes a Viking this spring with the exhibit Real Vikings: Valiant warriors or ruthless raiders? which opens March 31, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-03-09 16:40
The Freeport Historical Society in Freeport, Maine invites knitters to participate in a series of afternoon knitting circles focusing on historic knitting. The program will run Saturdays from March 17 through May 26, 2012.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Thu, 2012-03-01 08:18
Go behind the scenes at the Tower of London. Learn about the "Oldest Ceremony in the World"; read about the "bribe" ships pay to traverse the Thames; see photos of the graffiti carved into the very stones of the cells of the Tower!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-02-20 17:14
The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. are hosting the exhibit "Feast Your Eyes" on Ancient Iranian Luxury Metalwork beginning February 4, 2012. The exhibit "explores the beauty, role and function of luxury metalwork in ancient Iran."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-02-15 08:07
Victorian excavations at the site of the Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, England led to some surprises, including a 35m (115ft) long Roman mosaic floor, "one of the longest in-situ corridor mosaics in the country." Soon the mosaic will be displayed for the public. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-02-11 10:16
The popularity of "extreme jousting" programs such as the History Channel's Full Metal Jousting have prompted comment from a number of organizations such as the SCA. Jeffrey Forgeng of the Valley Advocate (Springfield, Massachusetts) offers his take.