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Byzantine Exhibition, Royal Academy

Postby lawrence » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:44 am

I thought some of you might be interested in the new exihibition at the Royal Academy in London on Byzantium

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/byzantium/

It's running from now until 22nd March 2009

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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:41 am

8) 8) 8) Coo! Pretty things ! (drool, drool, drool).
Thankd for the link, that looks wow!


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Postby Malvoisin » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:41 pm

Going in January, can't wait. I'll report back if I remember.
The Exhibition Catalogue looks good too, although it's £28 for the SB, it does have 465 illustrations :D .

Also can't decide which to visit, the British museum or the Tower of London on the same weekend, any (mainly medieval) recommendations?


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Postby Nigel » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:53 am

the wallace collection satisfies all the inner man and has a good cafe


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Postby Malvoisin » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:40 pm

Nigel wrote:the wallace collection satisfies all the inner man and has a good cafe

Excellent, how did I forget about that, and not too far from the Royal Academy or from where we're staying.
The Europe 1000-1540 AD room at the British Museum is closed until March any way. :( (and it's £16 for the Tower! :o )

Cheers Nige, see you next Saturday. :D


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Postby Nigel » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:56 pm

No worries

not much our period but is jsut nice to wander around and look a top stuff

oh the military curator is a nice bloke too


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Postby nathan » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:30 am

Much of the European collection was closed (building works) when i visited a couple of months back. You may wish to phone to check, i presume now carlo's book is out the stuff that was missing from the one room that was open will be back.


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Postby John Waller » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:54 am

Museum of London is worth a look.


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Postby Laffin Jon Terris » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:04 pm

They had apparently re-arranged stuff to turn one of the armour galleries into a photography studio- to facilitate the taking of pictures both for Carlos book and the new catalogue (expected late 2009).

It should be reterning to normal soon I believe!

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Postby Malvoisin » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:30 pm

Just got back.
Wow. Very much recommend it folks. The gold stuff is fantastic but for me the carved ivory was *^$?!~# amazing! :D

If you go at a weekend book a ticket a couple of weeks in advance, it was very busy. (And check out which west end tubes TFL will have decided to shut down all weekend just for the hell of it :evil: )


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Postby Medicus Matt » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:55 pm

Malvoisin wrote:Just got back.
Wow. Very much recommend it folks. The gold stuff is fantastic but for me the carved ivory was *^$?!~# amazing! :D

If you go at a weekend book a ticket a couple of weeks in advance, it was very busy. (And check out which west end tubes TFL will have decided to shut down all weekend just for the hell of it :evil: )


Going next weekend, Mesopotamia at the BM on Friday, Byzantium on Saturday.
Are they allowing photography?


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Postby Malvoisin » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:25 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:
Malvoisin wrote:Just got back.
Wow. Very much recommend it folks. The gold stuff is fantastic but for me the carved ivory was *^$?!~# amazing! :D

If you go at a weekend book a ticket a couple of weeks in advance, it was very busy. (And check out which west end tubes TFL will have decided to shut down all weekend just for the hell of it :evil: )


Going next weekend, Mesopotamia at the BM on Friday, Byzantium on Saturday.
Are they allowing photography?


No photography :( a big old catalogue for £28 though.

(They have some silly restriction on anything bigger than a hand bag in the cloakroom too, no ruck sacks etc etc. And you can't take them in to the hall either. :roll: )


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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:13 pm

We're going on Valentines day! How romantic. Booked tickets but even at this time distance could get in no earlier than 3pm!! :shock: !


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Postby Medicus Matt » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:31 pm

Malvoisin wrote:
(They have some silly restriction on anything bigger than a hand bag in the cloakroom too, no ruck sacks etc etc. And you can't take them in to the hall either. :roll: )


So if you bowl up with a knapsack, what are you expected to do with it? Or do they just tell you to sod off?


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Postby Malvoisin » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:08 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:
Malvoisin wrote:
(They have some silly restriction on anything bigger than a hand bag in the cloakroom too, no ruck sacks etc etc. And you can't take them in to the hall either. :roll: )


So if you bowl up with a knapsack, what are you expected to do with it? Or do they just tell you to sod off?


From the email they sent me confirming my booking (wich I didn't open before going :oops: );
We regret that we cannot accept suitcases, hold-alls or backpacks in the cloakroom or in the galleries. Items may be subject to search. Bags must be no larger than 280mm width by 380mm height and 400mm depth.


fortunately I had a wife nearby whom I sent off to a local Pret A Manger with my 65lt rucksack. :D


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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:37 am

Thwack! - Ow!
Thump! - Ow!
Wallop! - Ow!
This is the sound of my gob being smacked repeatedly. Gosh, that was chock full of intensly pretty things. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


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