The museum is the second most elaborate Los Angeles institution devoted to human suffering, after the Hollywood film industry.
Modern Knights Compete in Medieval-Style Sword Fighting
Hyperallergic talks to the directors of the documentary Bludgeon about portraying a subculture without making fun of it.
How Medieval Artists Used Monsters as Propaganda
In Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders, the Morgan Library & Museum in New York is exhibiting 70 examples of the monstrous in the Middle Ages.
How Medieval Manuscript Makers Experimented with Graphic Design
Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries considers how early English manuscripts approached graphic design.
Generate Medieval City Maps with This Online Tool
The Medieval Fantasy City Generator is an online application that endlessly generates random medieval city maps.
Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations
Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles explores the lives of women in the Middle Ages through their representation in illuminated manuscripts.
Captivating Objects from the Met’s Sprawling Exhibition on Medieval Jerusalem
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York takes an on-the-ground view of life, war, and devotion in Jerusalem during the medieval era.
Facsimile of the Voynich Manuscript Now Available to Citizen Cryptographers
Yale University released a book that recreates through photographs the enigmatic medieval Voynich Manuscript in its full form.
The Mystery of the Three Hares Motif
An enigmatic trio of rabbits running in a circle appears on centuries of art, from medieval churches in England to Buddhist caves in China.
The Hidden History of Recycling in Medieval Art
It’s easy to forget that a historic artifact preserved in a museum is not a static object.
The Bawdy History of Medieval Playing Cards
Playing cards arrived in Europe from Asia sometime in the 14th century, and by 1367 they had their first citywide ban in Bern, Switzerland.
Witch Marks, Curses, and Magic in the Neglected History of Medieval Graffiti
The ornamentation of medieval churches is often associated with the elite: stained glass windows, ornately carved pews, and memorial monuments to lords and knights. However, carved right into the structure of the building, in the dark corners and beneath the whitewash on the walls, are less visible traces of the lower and middle class: graffiti.