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european masterpieces reunited

Rare masterpieces from the High Middle Ages were brought together from Norway and Spain for the temporary North & South exhibition at Museum Catharijneconvent. It’s a unique combination - this type of art from Middle Europe has been all but lost. Tinker designed a voyage of discovery to the origins of these pieces, starting from the mysterious, 800-year-old statue of the Virgin Mary from the museum’s collection. Visitors will discover that there are remarkable similarities in the visual language used in Mary’s ‘surviving relatives’ from the far north and south of Europe,

as travel was quite common at the time. They were all linked to the altar, although a complete altar was not preserved anywhere in the world. So, how did medieval believers experience the celebration of Mass? The highlight of the exhibition is the way Mary has impressively returned to her original context. Tinker brings her spiritual world to life in a 3D experience of the medieval altar. 

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