Exhibition: North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, 3 December 2021–18 April 2022

About the exhibition North Sea Crossings tells the story of Anglo-Dutch exchanges through beautiful medieval manuscripts, early prints, maps, animal stories and other treasures from the Bodleian’s collections. For centuries the North Sea has been a highway connecting Britain with its Dutch neighbours, a mere 33 kilometres away at its closest point. Focusing on theContinue reading “Exhibition: North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, 3 December 2021–18 April 2022”

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Exhibition: ‘The Illuminated Bibliotheca: Production and Circulation of the Bible in Portugal’, National Library of Portugal, 28th October 2021 – 22nd January 2022

The exhibition focusses on the Romanesque Bible manuscripts that have been preserved in Portuguese collections.

Exhibition: ‘Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings at the V&A’, V&A Museum, 8 May 2022

If you are in London, be sure to check out the display at the Victoria & Albert Museum: ‘Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings at the V&A’ – open now.

Exhibition: The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met now open

The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met showcases the Museum’s important and rare collection of third- to eighth-century art from Egypt and reevaluates it through the lens of late antique ideas about abundance, virtue, and shared classical taste.

Exhibition: ‘The Great Wonder: Violet Oakley and the Gothic Revival at Vassar’ (27th February – 13th June 2021)

Oakley’s talent for creating a total artistic environment is evident not only in this undertaking – her only surviving interior-design project – but also in the elaborate medieval pageant she orchestrated for the dedication of Alumnae House in June 1924.

Exhibition: Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word, British Library, 1 Sep 2020 – 11 Apr 2021

Through rarely-seen treasures from as far back as the 10th century, this exhibition takes you from Europe and North Africa, through to the Middle East and China to explore the relationships between Jews and their neighbours in the communities that they lived in.

Online Exhibitions: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania

The Shoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania have a number of online exhibitions for you to enjoy.

Exhibition: Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara at The Met

The first exhibition of its kind, Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara explores the art and history of the Sahel (a region of Western Africa comprised of modern-day Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger) from before the Common Era to the 19th century. The region was an active participant in global tradeContinue reading “Exhibition: Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara at The Met”

#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”