Medieval Art in the US

Part
01
of one
Part
01

Medieval Art in the US

We have identified 12 museums in the US that have a significant collection of medieval arms & armor and/or medieval art and/or medieval manuscripts. Details pertaining to the 12 museums have been populated in the attached spreadsheet.

FINDINGS

The 12 museums with significant medieval art and/or arms & armor and/or manuscripts that were identified (all museums have been hyperlinked to their websites):

ADDITIONAL INFO

Medieval America, a video series by stormthecastle.com that includes a tour to various museums in the US can be found here.
Sources
Sources

Quotes
  • "The Museum's collection of medieval and Byzantine art is among the most comprehensive in the world. "
Quotes
  • "Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library The library includes many medieval manuscripts, including 400 codices or fragments bequeathed to Columbia University by George Arthur Plimpton, and over 700 documents, such as deeds, accounts, and wills, which researchers can locate by using the online Digital Scriptorium catalog. "
  • "New York Public Library The building also houses the NYPL Archives and Manuscripts Division, which includes the Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, c. 850-1600, the Arabic manuscripts collection, c. 677-1893, the Armenian manuscripts collection, c. 1300-1639, and the Old Irish manuscripts undated. Registration to use this material is required, and should be done in advance via the online form."
  • "The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum The collection is especially strong in medieval and renaissance manuscripts. "
Quotes
  • "The largest archive of medieval art in the world, the Index of Medieval Art (formerly the Index of Christian Art) was founded by Professor Charles Rufus Morey in 1917 and is based at Princeton University. The Index documents primarily medieval art from early apostolic times to approximately 1400 AD and contains over 26,000 terms that deal predominantly with Christian iconography as well as Jewish, Islamic, and nonecclesiastical subjects. The Index consists of three components: subject files, photographic files, and a database."