Museums

Turkey plans to make a splash with new museum

Country’s ministry of culture approves project to make underwater Byzantine basilica a tourist attraction

Published online: 10 April 2015

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Fondation Custodia aims to be the place to see drawings in Paris

New exhibition programme is helping to put the institution on the cultural map

Published online: 09 April 2015

Next stop Reykjavík for MoMA’s Björk show?

The city’s mayor has seen the exhibition and wants to bring it to the Icelandic capital

Published online: 09 April 2015

British Museum’s Neil MacGregor will retire on a high

“Extraordinary contribution” praised as director sets sights on Mumbai and Berlin

Published online: 08 April 2015

Curators choose their favourite pieces in the Whitney's inaugural exhibition in its new space

Debut exhibition provides an unprecedented overview of the museum's collection of American art

Published online: 05 April 2015

Whitney's curators explore wide open spaces of new downtown home

Architect Renzo Piano's building, which opens next month, provides the opportunity to show the collection's breadth at long last

Published online: 05 April 2015

 

Don Draper: the artefact

Mad Men begins its farewell season on 5 April, but a few star props have already found a prestigious permanent home. Don Draper’s trademark...

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,...

 

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.