Following their Scottish tour, which culminated in a day’s ceilidh in Uig, some of the Chessmen have gone over the water for a gig in New York City. An exhibition of pieces from the British Museum opened this week at the Cloisters, the mediaeval galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and will continue to 22 April 2012, with a few special events scheduled.
The short video above (or here, if you prefer) looks at the significance of the chessmen from a different angle than we commonly talk about here. There are also articles about Lewis from the curator Barbara Boehm (we do get more than an hour of daylight in December, Barbara!) and about walrus ivory from Dr Ross DE Macphee. Finally, the New York Times has a short piece.