News of: Monday, November 12 2007,
In the Catharijneconvent museum (also with info in English) in Utrecht unique exhibition of medieval art treasures has opened.
The works, kept from viewing by communism for many years, are brought to Utrecht for a once only exhibition, from the National Museum in Warsaw.
What can visitors expect? Impressive large altarpieces, for example, 2 metres high and 6 metres long, paintings full of symbolism, but also elegant statues. All these works of art were made for churches and cloisters and finally ended up in museums.
The Catharijneconvent museum is the only organisation in the Netherlands with an internationally renowned medieval collection. In the Michelin Guidebook of European cities (2006) the museum was given the highest award of 3 stars and the attribution 'worth the journey'.
The Catharijneconvent is located at 38 Lange Nieuwstraat, in Utrecht, a 10-15 minutes' walk from the Central train station. Utrecht is a town with an attractive old centre, a 30 minutes trainride from Amsterdam (about 5 trains per hour, 7 days a week, from early morning till midnight).
The permanent collection of the Museum Catharijneconvent comprises unique historical and art-historical exhibits ranging from the early mediaeval period to the 21st Century.
The exhibition ends on January 6 2008.
See also this map of the centre of Utrecht.
Artifact from Catharijne Convent
Catharijne Convent in Utrecht