Aquamanile from Strinda (Norway), 1100-1200, University Museum Bergen

Luckily, many top-quality mediaeval, religious works of art from the most northern and southern parts of Europe have been beautifully preserved. This is fairly unique, as much of the art from Middle-Europe has been far less fortunate. As they are so delicate, most of the spectacular and rare altarpieces dating back to the twelfth to fourteenth centuries have never been allowed out of their native country. But this exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see works of art from Norway and Catalonia in Utrecht.

> from 25 October, Catharijneconvent Museum