23 June – 9 October 2011
Open late Fridays
Sponsored by John Studzinski
In association with
William and Judith Bollinger, Singapore
Betsy and Jack Ryan
Howard and Roberta Ahmanson
The Hintze Family
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Walters Art Museum
Find out more about some of the finest sacred treasures of the medieval age and how they were created.
The story of the English princess Ursula who was martyred along with 11,000 others.
The statue reliquary of St Baudime had never left France before its inclusion in the exhibition.
This reliquary was made to house a thorn from the wreath placed on the head of Jesus Christ at his crucifixion.
Medieval goldsmiths were considered extremely important because they worked with precious metals.
Celebrity bodies are revered in the global cultures of the 21st century, similar in many ways to the veneration of holy individuals in medieval Europe.