Photo by Marco Sweering

Museum Catharijneconvent is hosting a unique exhibition of manuscripts illustrated with beautiful mediaeval miniatures. The manuscripts reveal a world full of flowers, animals and rolling pastures. Apart from the biblical scenes and saints, the books also feature pictures of everyday and less everyday activities, such as farmers working the land and dukes out hunting. Colour plays an important role in this exhibition. Over the years, a lot of mediaeval objects such as murals and paintings lose their original sparkle. These miniatures are as clear and bright as on the day they were painted, because the books in which they feature have never seen the light of day.

> from 23 February, Museum Catharijneconvent
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