A rare collection of Islamic medical manuscripts has gone on display for the first time, illuminating medical traditions that developed in the Golden Age of Islamic culture, between the 9th and 17th centuries AD. Based at the Royal College of Physicians in London, and curated by Professor Peter E Pormann from The University of Manchester, The mirror [...]
First settled in the late 6th millennium BC, between 3600-2500 BC the Maltese archipelago flourished into an astonishingly rich prehistoric culture, producing a wealth of stylised human figures unparalleled by contemporary peoples, as well as the oldest surviving free-standing stone buildings in the world. Constructed from massive slabs of limestone some 4m high, weighing up [...]
We may not know exactly how they looked, we certainly do not know how they sounded. But the art of our earliest ancestors speaks as eloquently to us today as it did to their contemporaries, transcending the tens of thousands of years between them and us. According to the new exhibition at the British Museum in London, [...]
The Royal Academy is planning a spectacular and innovative new exhibition that will bring together an eclectic collection of bronze artefacts spanning the world and time. Simply called Bronze, it will display more than 150 rare and precious works of art, from the 14th century BC Trundholm Chariot of the Sun – on special loan [...]
The Ashmolean Museum’s new Egypt and Nubia galleries are now open to the public, after a £5m refurbishment. The project involved a complete redesign of the museum’s four existing Egypt rooms, expanding into the Ruskin Gallery, to showcase more of their world-renowned collection and thereby allowing objects previously hidden away in storage for decades to [...]
A new exhibition in New York reveals the secrets of another strikingly cosmopolitan city, one with a long and turbulent past.
The British Museum’s exhibition, Treasures of Heaven, is more than a collection of beautiful artefacts – it is the exploration of a cult of personality. But is this a Medieval phenomenon, or a precursor to the celebrity worship of today?
This summer the treasures of Alexander the Great’s family will grace the Ashmolean Museum. Andrew Selkirk examines the grave goods of a noble lineage.
A look at the ancient Japanese ceramic figures currently on show at the British Museum
The third of a series on great rulers, following on from the Chinese first Emperor and Hadrian. How does Shah ‘Abbas measure up to his predecessors?
The history and mystery of ancient Babylon are explored in the new exhibition Myth and Reality at the British Museum