In June 2013, The Lindisfarne Gospels left the British Library for Durham Cathedral, where it was on display from 1 July to 30 September of the same year. The exhibition at Palace Green Library, Lindisfarne Gospels Durham: one amazing book, one incredible journey, also included five more Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, including the St Cuthbert Gospel, only purchased for the nation in 2012.
The images broadcast onto the facade of Durham Cathedral echoed the aesthetic of the medieval manuscripts on display, the colours and the artists’ style, and even included images taken directly from the Lindisfarne Gospels itself. You can read more about the project here. There are many ways in which to view, read, and enjoy medieval art, and displays such as this, where stone comes to life, imbued with light and colour, are truly striking.