Museums

Masterpiece of ancient Egyptian art could be a modern forgery

The “Meidum Geese” in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum may have been painted by a 19th- century curator

Published online: 01 April 2015

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Leading art libraries pull together to make research available on the web

Joint project to place 31.5 million images on a single website would “revolutionise” art history, says Frick Collection’s Inge Reist

Published online: 01 April 2015

Tate Britain director heads to Lisbon to run Gulbenkian Museum

Penelope Curtis to put testing time in London behind her

Published online: 31 March 2015

Dealer Oliver Hoare is back—and this time it’s personal

Exhibition catalogue gives “different version” of Sheikh Saud’s story

Published online: 31 March 2015

Political unrest forces museums and cultural centres to close in Yemen

Many artists have left the country, but those who have stayed are becoming increasingly resourceful

Published online: 27 March 2015

President of Condé Nast International appointed chairman of V&A

Nicholas Coleridge will take up his position in November

Published online: 27 March 2015

 

Cézanne cupid comes to Courtauld

Reunited and it feels so good: a cupid statuette owned by Paul Cézanne is on show at the Courtauld Gallery in London—right next to a...

Shoes & Knickers at the V&A

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s (V&A) forthcoming exhibition on “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” will present 200 pairs from around the world,...

Charles’s Afghan initiative stands out at the Smithsonian

The Prince of Wales wears many hats (an under-the-radar role of the royal is founder of the Turquoise Mountain organisation). But this...

 

A most beautiful bible

Just in time for Christmas, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosts “The Winchester Bible: a Masterpiece of Medieval Art” (until 9 March 2015), an exhibition of illuminated pages from the famed medieval bible, which was written by a single scribe and illustrated by a group of painters over the course of 30 years in the 1100s. Commissioned around 1160 by the Bishop of Winchester, Henry of Blois, the multi-volume tome is currently on tour while the cathedral at Winchester undergoes renovation. The Metropolitan museum show includes two volumes of the book, and one of the volume’s pages will be turned once a month for the duration of the exhibition. In this clip, the actor John Rhys-Davies, who played Henry of Blois in “Chronicles of Light,” discusses the bible.