Exhibition: The Ministry of Works collection: Photographs and images from the Conway Library

The Courtauld has created a new online exhibition of photos from the Conway library, including a set of extraordinary photos taken in the aftermath of WWII. Medievalists will find much of interest here, including this striking photo of Private William Scollie of Chicago examining art works in the Siegen caves near Cologne in April 1945.Continue reading “Exhibition: The Ministry of Works collection: Photographs and images from the Conway Library”

New exhibition: Historic photos of Notre-Dame in Paris

In response to the devastating Notre-Dame fire in April 2019, the Courtauld has published an online exhibition featuring 19th- and early 20th-century images of the cathedral taken from the Courtauld’s Conway Library. Modern media gave the terrible fire at the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris a shocking immediacy. We watched it live on 24-hour television,Continue reading “New exhibition: Historic photos of Notre-Dame in Paris”

Exhibition & Catalogue: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from The Middle Ages, Les Enluminures, NYC 17-23 October 2018

Les Enluminures will present a special exhibition and catalogue at Les Enluminures New York from October 17 to 23, 2018. It consists of four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles (the greatest text of Western civilization), one of the oldest Books ofContinue reading “Exhibition & Catalogue: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from The Middle Ages, Les Enluminures, NYC 17-23 October 2018”

Art Fair: Les Enluminures at Masterpiece London 2017

Les Enluminures looks forward to welcoming you to the 2018 edition of Masterpiece London STAND B1 This year we are teaming up with Daniel Crouch Rare Books. Our joint display “A brief History of Time: from Matins to Mars” will explore methods of marking and keeping time throughout history. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FAIR HIGHLIGHTS On JulyContinue reading “Art Fair: Les Enluminures at Masterpiece London 2017”

#MetGala In All Its Glory

We’ve now had a week to digest the photos, the fashion, and the inevitable memes of Met Gala 2018. Hopefully a week has been enough time to take in the weird, wonderful, and worshipful experience that was this year’s annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Each year the gala’s theme is based onContinue reading “#MetGala In All Its Glory”

10 Must-See Temporary Exhibitions in Summer 2018

The end of term is in sight and the days are getting longer. And that means we’re all daydreaming of summer. Whether your summer plans call for research or relaxation, take advantage of some stellar temporary exhibitions happening around the globe that are highlighting the production, context, and craftsmanship of medieval art. These exhibitions areContinue reading “10 Must-See Temporary Exhibitions in Summer 2018”

Art Fair: Les Enluminures at Bibliography Week, New York, 22-27 January 2018

“Bibliography Week” happens every year in New York City at the end of January when principal national organizations devoted to book history have their annual meetings. Many interesting events are planned, since so many bibliophiles are in town. Some events are open only to members of the Grolier Club, but others are public and anyone with an interest inContinue reading “Art Fair: Les Enluminures at Bibliography Week, New York, 22-27 January 2018”

Exhibition: The Medieval World at our Fingertips: Manuscript Illuminations from the Collection of Sandra Hindman, Art Institute of Chicago (27 Jan – 28 May 2018)

The Art Institute of Chicago, Allerton Galleries, January 27th to May 28th The Art Institute of Chicago will exhibit this impressive and broad-ranging collection of approximately thirty exquisite fragments, which was assembled over a lifetime by medieval manuscript scholar and long-time Chicagoan, Sandra Hindman.

Exhibition: Collecting Medieval Masters Now, Les Enluminures, New York, 29 April – 10 June 2017

Opening: MADISON AVENUE GALLERY WALK Saturday, April 29, 2017 The works presented here – manuscripts, miniatures, drawings, and rings – offer a meaningful counterpoint to more recent artistic productions and celebrate the legacy of thoughtful collecting from generations past and present. Highlights of the exhibition include a majestic two volume illustrated manuscript made in the courtContinue reading “Exhibition: Collecting Medieval Masters Now, Les Enluminures, New York, 29 April – 10 June 2017”