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Sacred Treasures of Norwich Cathedral

  • 29 January 2020 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH
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Join Sandy Heslop and Amelia Courtauld on a tour of the wall paintings and liturgical silver of Norwich Cathedral.

Norwich Cathedral contains more medieval panel paintings than any other church in Britain. It also has substantial remains of figurative and decorative wall and vault painting. Sandy will guide you through the Cathedral and talk about both the wall paintings and painted panels and their functions. He will help us to understand the painted panels in relation to others, in England and especially on the continent, in order to assess their intended purposes and historical significance.

Amelia will lead a tour of the Treasury, housed in what was once the reliquary chapel of the Cathedral. We will ascend the narrow stone stairs and gather around the gleaming cases containing fine silver and silver gilt on loan from parish churches around the county.

Norfolk has been a silver centre since the 14th century and the collection contains wonderful and rare examples of work baring the marks of Norfolk silversmiths. We will discuss the pieces within the context of liturgical use and patronage. The world surrounding the creation of these intrinsically valuable pieces of art will be revealed.

Tickets are £25 per person, including refreshments.

Event hosted by Sandy Heslop & Amelia Courtauld.

10.00amMeet at Cathedral Hostry, refreshments will be served
10.30amCathedral tours commence
1.00pmEvent close
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