The Pillars of Europe. The Middle Ages at the British Museum

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The Pillars of Europe. The Middle Ages at the British Museum

This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see the first exhibition to come out of the agreement between the social projects from 'la Caixa' and the British Museum. The aim of 'The Pillars of Europe...', which includes the period between 400 and 1500 AD, is to open a window on to the medieval world via the treasures and material culture of both the dominant elite and the classes of the people. The exhibition features more than 260 extraordinary objects from the British Museum collection, many of which had never previously been shown. You'll also find items on loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid, the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), and the Frederic Marès museum. These treasures help to explain crucial events, highlight famous figures, and show visitors different aspects of the era, such as royal life, war and conquest, as well as daily life.

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