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The Pillars of Europe

By Matthew Duffield

wingham disc brooch

The Wingham Disc Brooch (AD 500–700)

In 2015, the CaixaForum formed a collaboration with the British Museum in London, and the first result of this partnership comes to Barcelona this month with The Pillars of Europe: The Middle Ages at the British Museum.

The Middle Ages are roughly defined as the period between AD 400 and 1500, so between the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome and the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. Also popular referred to as the Dark Ages – a misleading term avoided by scholars today – this period saw the medieval world produce a wealth of culture and artifacts, which The Pillars of Europe aims to reveal.

Over 260 objects from the British Museum’s collection will be on display, complemented by other works from museums in Spain. These artifacts, which belonged to the elites of Europe at that time, serve as a light onto this often mysterious world.

Mar 10, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017
Opening Hours
Mon 10:00 – 20:00
Tue 10:00 – 20:00
Wed 10:00 – 20:00
Thu 10:00 – 20:00
Fri 10:00 – 20:00
Sat 10:00 – 20:00
Sun 10:00 – 20:00

CaixaForum

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
Barcelona
€4 / free (La Caixa)