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Opera, Exhibitions, and Empire: Czech Music and Identity on Display

By Christopher Campo-Bowen

First premiered in 1866, The Bartered Bride became the single most beloved of all Czech operas in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Critics and scholars praised the work as a symbol of Czech national character, emphasizing that its music flawlessly represented the essence of the Czech people, regardless of their education or class.

Treasuring Medieval Manuscripts Then and Now

By Sarah Wilma Watson

The scope and framing of this collection raise a number of questions. How did these diverse “treasures” come to the UK? Why are these objects so valuable? And what does it mean that they are displayed in a “British” space?