Museum and other educational exhibits hosted by modern-world organizations (i.e., not part of the re-enactment or re-creation environment)
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-07-07 13:25
Photographs from E.F. Kitchen's new book, Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages, will be on display at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York beginning July 14. Kitchen will also sign copies of the book at Pennsic 39, and her work will be reviewed in the Pennsic Independent.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-06-28 20:31
Paul Halsall of Fordham University has created a website to highlight the medieval treasures of New York City from its architecture to its art and music.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-06-23 17:58
Melissa Leventon, former Textile Curator-in-Charge at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will lead a nine-day tour of museums, artisans’ studios and textile art dealers September 24 to October 2, 2010. The tour will focus on the cities of London and Bath.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-06-23 11:01
The Freer Gallery of Art in Washngton, D.C. will present Masterpieces of Chinese Painting June 12 - November 28, 2010. The exhibit will showcase Chinese painting from the late 10th to the early 18th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-06-12 18:10
Now through August 8, 2010, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts will host Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, an exhibit that "focuses on some of the most important Sufi ideas and practices that found expression through the arts of the Islamic world."
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-06-07 20:08
At Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, visitors can see the results of a new excavation in a remote corner of southeastern Georgia.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-06-04 21:18
The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning. NY will present Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants from May 15, 2010 through January 2, 2011 in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-05-27 07:38
The Textile Research Centre of Leiden, NL will present the exhibit Embroidery from the Arab World through August 22, 2010. The exhibit is the first in the Netherlands to showcase Arabic embroidery.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-16 19:33
The Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will host Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia, "the first international exhibition to focus specifically on the skills and achievements of Khmer bronze casters," May 15, 2010 through January 23, 2011.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-05-10 11:06
“Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain” opened recently at the Museum of Biblical Art near New York's Lincoln Center. The exhibition takes a historical approach to Jewish contributions to Christian art in the two centuries before they were expelled from Spain by Queen Isabella in 1492.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-02 17:51
Ancient gladitorial artifacts, preserved at Pompeii, will share display space with modern reconstructions of plumed helmets and silk tunics for a new exhibit at Rome's Colosseum entitled Gladiatores now through October 2, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-01 09:24
The Life and Suffering of Saint Wenceslas, a 16th century manuscript, is the centerpiece of a small exhibit of celebrating the life of the Czech Republic's patron saint, Prince Wenceslas, at the National Museum until May 2, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-09 12:10
An ad campaign by the British Museum in which the famous Lewis Chessmen are referred to as "Norwegian" has angered Scottish Members of Parliament.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-08 19:04
For many years, visitors to the Cloisters in New York were treated to a glimpse of one of the museum's most precious artifacts, the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, a 14th century manuscript, opened to only one page. Now, with the book unbound, they can gaze at all all 172 illuminations. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-06 16:39
Two fragments of a 7th century biblical manuscript of the Song of the Sea, a triumphant hymn to the destruction of the Egyptian Army and the freeing of the Israelites, have been reunited for an exhibit at Israel's national museum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-05 14:45
A new exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusets, focusses on the largely-overlooked field of painted Renaissance terracotta sculptures.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-04 14:50
More than "600 historically meaningful exhibits and important artefacts from collections and archaeological excavations" around the world will highlight Byzantium -Splendour and Everyday Life, an exhibit at the Federal Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn, Germany. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-03-21 12:49
A stunning collection of artifacts from the Yorkshire Museum will be given a place of honor at the British Museum in London for the exhibition The Treasures of Medieval York: England’s Other Capital until summer 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-03-16 17:49
Lisa Evans, from the Quilt History discussion list, reports that two famous period quilts, the Tristan Quilt and the Coperta di Usella, will be on display this spring at museums in London and Florence.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-03-12 12:52
In his fifties, it appears that renaissance master Michelangelo fell in love with a Roman nobleman 40 years his junior. A record of the infatuation can be found in handwritten sonnets on display for the first time at the British Museum in London.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-03-10 18:26
Whether it is real or an inspired hoax, the Shroud of Turin is one of the most recognized holy relics in the world. Its upcoming display is expected to draw over two million visitors to Turin Cathedral.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-02-27 13:38
Michelangelo is revered one of the greatest masters of Renaissance art, especially when it comes to depicting the form of the human body. A new exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia, explores this aspect of his work.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-31 15:06
"We're wanting to shed light on the dark Middle Ages," said chief curator Peta Motture about lighting conditions at the new Medieval and Renaissance exhibits at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Tim Masters, entertainment and arts correspondent for BBC News has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-10 09:32
Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop, an exhibit at Discovery Times Square Exposition in New York City, brings the wonders of da Vinci's genius to life in the form of mechanical objects and interactive displays from the minds of Milan’s Leonardo3, “an innovative research center and media company” devoted to the scientist.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-09 19:37
Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov plans to demonstrate the grandeur of the medieval palace of Tsar Simeon I The Great (893-927 AD) by creating a 1:10 replica (i.e. ten times smaller) of the palace, complete with "the latest light and cinema technology."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-02 18:53
Those longing for the romance of Arthurian times may want to check out J. W. Waterhouse: Garden of Enchantment, an exhibition of the artist's work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through February 7, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-21 12:51
Fighting heroically, while looking good and living well, seems to be the theme of an exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868 runs through January 10 , 2009. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-14 13:23
On its website, BBC America has posted a series of videos on the Freer and Sackler Galleries exhibit Falnama: Behind the Book of Omens, the exhibit, which runs through January 24, 2010. The exhibit focuses on "a group of rare and unusual manuscripts that were once used to explore the unknown through divination in 16th- and 17th-century Iran and Turkey."
Submitted by Racaire on Thu, 2009-11-12 23:09
Racaire of the Kingdom of Drachenwald reports that she has created an album of photos from her recent visit to the Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde in Vienna, Austria. The photos are on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-10 15:24
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, will present Other Worlds: Rare Astronomical Works through January 3, 2010. The exhibit will showcase "some of the most important astronomical discoveries of the last 500 years."