Travel along routes crossing the Sahara Desert to a time when West African gold fueled expansive trade and drove the movement of people, culture, and religious beliefs. Caravans of Gold is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and underrecognized global significance.
On the 800th anniversary of the laying of its foundation stones Salisbury Cathedral is launching a virtual version of Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavour, its largest contemporary art exhibition for nearly two decades.
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela have created a wide range of online exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture for us to enjoy without leaving the comforts of our home!
From February 1st until March 12th 2020, the MSK hosted the largest Jan van Eyck exhibition in history. During these weeks, nearly 130,000 visitors came closer to Van Eyck than was ever possible before, but unfortunately the COVID-19 crisis forced us to close the exhibition earlier.
Cambridge University Library has a fantastic ‘online exhibition’ space, where you can virtually explore a number of their previous exhibitions. We’ve made a shortlist of those exhibitions that we think Medieval Art lovers will find most interesting!