We Three Kings of Museum of London Are…

By meriel jeater on 24 Dec 2013

 

Pilgrim badge depicting golden church-shaped box that held the relics of the kings

Pilgrim badge depicting golden church-shaped box that held the relics of the kings


In the medieval period, the relics of some of the major figures of the Christmas story were revered at various holy shrines across the Christian world. Many medieval Londoners would have made arduous, sometimes lengthy and often dangerous journeys to worship at these shrines in the hope of salvation, healing, for thanksgiving or to atone for sins.
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Artist Q+A: Estuary’s Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

By francis marshall on 22 Oct 2013

Estuary artist Nikolaj Bendix Skyum LarsenEstuary curator Francis Marshall'Stranded' from Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's Portrait of a River'Traverse' from Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's Portrait of a River'Drift' from Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's Portrait of a River

It’s your last chance to see Estuary at the Museum of London Docklands this week. The free exhibition of contemporary art, inspired by the outer limits of the River Thames, comes to a close this Sunday 27 October 2013. In advance of this, Estuary curator, Francis Marshall, caught up with Danish film artist, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, who was commissioned by the museum, in collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella, to create the film, Portrait of a River. The film – which appears in the exhibition – proceeds downriver, weaving together fragments and traces of the people and the places that define the character of the Estuary. Read the full postRead the full post