Sam Knight writes about the decision of the French government, under Emmanuel Macron, to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, during the era of Theresa May and Brexit.
President Emmanuel Macron has for reasons best known to himself agreed to loan the priceless Bayeux embroidery to England, as part of a political exercise in highlighting the strength of Anglo-French relations. One hopes this magnificent object doesn’t become a hostage to Brexit, with England using it to blackmail France in future Anglo-European diplomatic manoeuvres. […]
"[Former Bayeux Museum director] Isabelle Attard said moving such a 'fragile, near-1,000-year-old roll of wool and linen' even a few metres was risky, never mind transporting it overseas." The curator directly responsible for the tapestry said that when he first heard news of the plan to loan the piece to Britain, he thought it was […]
Readers respond to the announcement that France is loaning the UK the Bayeux tapestry Almost lost in the coverage of President Macron’s seemingly generous offer to lend us the Bayeux tapestry is the fact that its home museum is about to be redeveloped (Battle of Hastings site launches rival bid for Bayeux tapestry, 19 January). Show More Summary
Rhinos, DVDs, pandas and the Bayeux tapestry – political presents and loans have a long history, says the V&A’s director God, he’s good. After giving the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, an eight-year-old gelding from the French cavalry corps, President Emmanuel Macron has now wowed London with his loan of the Bayeux tapestry. Show More Summary
While news of the loan has been widely reported, conservation experts are concerned the promise just can't be fulfilled because of the state of the artifact. The post French Experts Doubt Practicality of Bayeux Tapestry Loan appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The fragile 11th century artwork hasn't left France for nearly 1000 years.
English Heritage and local MPs start tug-of-war with British Museum over loan of 11th-century artwork expected in 2022 The Bayeux tapestry should be displayed at the site of the battle of Hastings, according to English Heritage, which hopes to launch a rival bid to the British Museum’s plan to show off the medieval masterpiece in London. Show More Summary
The Historic Tale Construction Kit returns online so fans of the popular meme can make their customized Bayeux Tapestry images.
Just to be picky, may I point out right now that it's not actually a tapestry, it's a piece of embroidery, because its not woven, it's sewn onto already existing cloth
This remarkable artwork is coming to Brexit Britain and can teach us all something about what nationhood means It is a miracle of cooperation across borders that brings two peoples, two cultures together and reveals they are the same, after all. Show More Summary
The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel. While French President...Show More Summary
The Bayeux Tapestry will return to British shores in 2022, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Thursday at a summit with French President Emmanuel Macron. France has agreed to loan to Britain the fragile artwork depicting the 1066 Norman conquest of England. Show More Summary
The 11-century treasure, which depicts the Norman Conquest of Britain, has been moved very few times in its history.
Big news in the British History world this week. It’s been announced that the Bayeux Tapestry, which documents the Battle of Hastings in 1066 is going to make a visit to the UK, as soon as 2020. The tapestry, which chronicles the victory...Show More Summary
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France’s gesture, which will allow most Britons to see the work for the first time, is every bit as political as it is generous Although the word occasionally pops up in Tintin adventures, normally in the mouth of Captain Haddock, there are obvious reasons why a columnist shouldn’t utter the antique French cry of Saperlipopette! very often. Show More Summary
In a gesture of abiding friendship, or perhaps a subtle act of diplomatic trolling, French President Emmanuel Macron will offer to loan Britain the famed Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the French conquest of England, during his visit to the UK on Thursday. Show More Summary
The Bayeux Tapestry is set to go on display in the United Kingdom, in a major loan from France that marks the first time the historic record has left the country in 940 years. The 70-meter-long artifact, which depicts the … The post For the First Time in 940 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Will Leave France appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The Bayeux Tapestry is going on display in the United Kingdom for the first time ever. France has agreed to lend its neighbor the nearly thousand-year-old fabric, once it’s determined that the tapestry can make the trip across the channel. Show More Summary