This year, the International Medieval Congress has gone virtual. Getting lost in a sea of medieval-ism? Fear not, for we have done a handy little round-up of our medieval takeover. Join us @LULGalleries on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we go medieval.
Got a spare two minutes?
Our Two Minute Treasure videos see a different member of the team bringing you a short, fun and informative response to an item in our collections every week. This week, Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Collections and Engagement Manager, explores a remarkable three-volume set of the works of the Roman poet Ovid from the Brotherton Collection. Check out #TwoMinuteTreasure on Twitter for all of our Two Minute Treasures, with new videos released every Tuesday.
Ever wondered what your favourite manuscripts would look like in tiny pieces? Wonder no more. We’ve turned some of our favourite illuminated medieval marvels into digital jigsaw form, including King David, pictured below. No real manuscripts were harmed. We promise. Follow #MuseumJigsaws on Twitter for more puzzles from us, and other museums from across the globe. Click here to see all of our jigsaws.
What’s that lurking in the margins? Is it a mythical creature? Or an unidentified saint? Whip out your best detective hats and magnifying glasses as we travel together on a voyage of discovery, deciphering our marginalia mysteries. Search #MarginaliaMystery on Twitter and join in the fun.
Pen to Paper
Join us for medieval-themed Pen to Paper this week, our weekly creative writing session. Take a break and join us every Wednesday from 12:30 for a new item in our collection to take inspiration from. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, all are welcome so hone your writing skills and get those creative juices flowing. Put Pen to Paper with us on Twitter.
Sketch Club has gone medieval! Get together online with fellow art enthusiasts, as you create an artwork based on a piece from our collection. Join us every Friday from 12:30, indulge your creativity and share your drawings with us. Sketch along with us on Twitter.