Current Exhibition: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

Washington, National Gallery, West Building Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections October 6 2013- March 2 2014 In 330 Emperor Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Italy some thousand miles to the east, near the site of the ancient Greek city of Byzantium on the Bosphorus StraitContinue reading “Current Exhibition: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections”

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Forthcoming exhibition: Vikings: life and legend

Forthcoming Exhibition: Vikings: life and legend London, 6 March – 22 June 2014 British Museum, the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery In March 2014 the British Museum will open the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery with a major new exhibition on the Vikings, supported by BP. The exhibition, developed in cooperation with the National Museum of Denmark and the Berlin StateContinue reading “Forthcoming exhibition: Vikings: life and legend”

Forthcoming exhibition: the Council of Constance

Forthcoming Exhibition: the Council of Constance Konstanz, 27 April 2014 – 21 September 2014 2014 marks the 600th anniversary of the start of the Council of Constance. The Council was a major event in church politics which made Constance the center of European politics and a meeting place of European cultures in the years 1414-1418. Baden-WürttembergContinue reading “Forthcoming exhibition: the Council of Constance”

Forthcoming Exhibition: Saint Louis, Paris 2014-2015

Forthcoming Exhibition: Saint LouisParis, 8 October 2014 – 11 January 2015                    King Louis IX (1214-1270) was a personality that exercised an unusually high amount of influence throughout the medieval West. Few other French kings possessed a comparable charisma, and no other was canonised. Louis IX’s double identityContinue reading “Forthcoming Exhibition: Saint Louis, Paris 2014-2015”

Forthcoming Exhibition: Charlemagne. Power, Art and Treasure (Aachen 2014)

Forthcoming Exhibition: Charlemagne. Power, Art and Treasure Aachen, 20 June – 21 September 2014 Charlemagne died in Aachen on 28 January 814. 1200 years later, the City of Aachen will be putting on three special exhibitions on the life and works of this legendary Emperor of the Francs. Under the title “Charlemagne. Power, Art andContinue reading “Forthcoming Exhibition: Charlemagne. Power, Art and Treasure (Aachen 2014)”

Newsflash: Blackburn Manuscripts at Senate House until Thursday

Newsflash: Blackburn Manuscripts at Senate House until Thursday The exhibition of a select number of manuscripts and incunabula from the Hart collection runs until tomorrow, 28th November! For more details see: http://blackhartbooks.wordpress.com/the-exhibition/

Mercers’ Hall Christ to star in new Tate Britain exhibition

A new exhibition at Tate Britain focusing on iconoclasm and vandalism in art will feature a statue of Christ found beneath the floor of the chapel of the Mercers’ Hall in London. Since its discovery in 1954, the statue has never been sent out on loan. The statue is likely by a Flemish artist workingContinue reading “Mercers’ Hall Christ to star in new Tate Britain exhibition”