Architecture & Design
The British Museum showcases the poetry, boats and bling of the marauding 11th-century Norsemen who, above all else, understood curves…
From the modern sagas of the cinema and television every schoolboy knows that the Vikings, bent on plunder, pillage and rape, came to England from Scandinavia in the Dark Ages though he may not quite know when the Dark Ages were.
The BM's new blockbuster ranges as far and wide as the famously peripatetic marauders.
BLOND, BRAWNY and brutal is the typical image we have of the Vikings. A major new exhibition however, will try to shed new light on these warriors who, aside from their role as raiders and traders, often had progressive attitudes to women, influenced...
Martino Gamper: Design Is a State of Mind, Serpentine’s Sackler Gallery / Haim Steinbach: Once Again the World Is Flat, Serpentine Gallery - exhibition review
The Serpentine opens complementary shows at its two sites that look at how we display our meaningful objects and how it’s an art in itself
Curtain walls, dreaming spires, crockets, finials, cantilevers, bush-hammered concrete, vermiculated rustication, heroic steel and delicate Cosmati work are all diverse parts of the architect’s vocabulary.
The story of the Scandinavian raiders, traders and lovers of bling is clearly told in the new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery
Vikings: Life and Legend at the British Museum is set to explode some myths about the hordes (and their hoards)
Curator Gareth Williams tells Zander Swinburne the truth about history’s favourite hairy marauders.
Author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor condenses the museum's latest blockbuster show into 10 fascinating pieces.