Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe
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This major exhibition brings together for the first time some of the finest sacred treasures of the medieval age.
It features over 150 objects drawn from more than 40 institutions including the Vatican, European church treasuries, museums from the USA and Europe and the British Museum’s own pre-eminent collection.
The exhibition opens runs until 9 October 2011.
Introduction to the Treasures of Heaven exhibition at the British Museum
The story of St Ursula, part of Treasures of Heaven, an exhibition at the British Museum
Exhibition curator, James Robinson tells the story of St Ursula.
Installation of the St Baudime reliquary in the Treasures of Heaven exhibition at the British Museum
Watch the installation of the striking figure of St Baudime, resplendent in gilt-bronze. The reliquary will be on display in the exhibition British Museum’s exhibition Treasures of Heaven: saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe, which runs until 9 October 2011.
Medieval Goldsmiths – Treasures of Heaven at the British Museum
Medieval goldsmiths were some of the most important craftsmen because they worked with precious medals. This video explores some of the techniques these craftsmen used and shows some of the extraordinary and beautiful objects of medieval craftsmanship that are on display in the exhibition.
Discover over two million years of human history and culture. Some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.