Date: January 29, 2016
An exhibition showcasing beautiful religious and historical treasures
from the Holy See will take place from Feb. 5 to May 2 at National Palace Museum in Taipei City.
Treasures from Heaven: A Special Exhibition of Artifacts from the Holy See features 60 priceless objects, many of which represent some of the finest examples of craftsmanship in the world. Most of the treasures are usually stored in the Vatican Sacristy and are rarely displayed to the public. The exhibit is divided into six categories, namely the altar, the Holy See, the liturgical year, the pope and history, sacraments and the spread of Catholicism to the East.
During the Jan. 28 crate-opening ceremony at the Taipei institution, NPM Director Fung Ming-chu said that the event gives recognition to the facility’s leading position in the international museum landscape. “It also serves as evidence of strong ties between the ROC and our European ally through cultural operations,” she said. [FULL STORY]