Historic treasures in London exhibition

Historic treasures in London exhibition

Treasures from Canterbury Cathedral’s collections are to feature in a major exhibition of medieval embroidery at the V&A Museum in London. Buskins (boots) and slippers belonging to 13th century Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walter and the Black Prince’s jupon (tabard) and shield will be part of the  ‘Opus Anglicanum’ exhibition from 1 October until 5 February 2017. The buskins and slippers were recovered at the end of the…
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Cathedral treasures go out on loan

Cathedral treasures go out on loan

What do an old ship’s bell, a medieval book, some ancient slippers and a 20th Century painting have in common? They’re all objects from the Cathedral’s collections that will be going out on loan over the latter half of this year. From 24 hours to several months we will be sending precious and historically significant items out on display to…
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Questions of Space – a Festival of Ideas

Questions of Space – a Festival of Ideas

On 20 and 21 June 2016, the Cathedral will host a series of public interactive talks, walks, sights and sounds created by Humanities staff at the University of Kent. This unique partnership working between Cathedral staff and University artists, architects and historians will help participants to discover and learn about previously unknown, unexplored or secret spaces and aspects of the Cathedral,…
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The Canterbury Festival 2015

The Canterbury Festival 2015

Canterbury Festival, Kent’s International Arts Festival, will once again offer an exciting programme of more than two hundred events from 17 – 31 October. This year’s Festival spans centuries (from Magna Carta to the Space Age) and the globe. Canterbury will come alive with music, street performances and artists from the US, Senegal, Germany, France, Lithuania, Poland and Australia. From…
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The Ancestors

The Ancestors

Canterbury Cathedral is preparing to stage a major exhibition of some of its earliest and most important surviving stained glass. Canterbury Cathedral’s great treasure of medieval stained glass is crowned by a series of life-size figures representing the Ancestors of Christ, which date to the late 12th and early 13th centuries. An exhibition in the Cathedral’s Chapter House, entitled The…
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Shedding radiant light in the Big Apple

Shedding radiant light in the Big Apple

After 19 weeks on display in a highly successful exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, six of the Cathedral’s earliest and most important surviving examples of stained glass depicting some of the ancestors of Jesus Christ have been removed, packed and shipped to New York, where they are currently on display. Léonie Seliger, the Cathedral’s Director of Stained…
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Canterbury goes to Hollywood

Leonie and Laura installing at the Getty

The city’s J. Paul Getty Museum is housing six of the Cathedral’s earliest and most important surviving examples of stained glass in its current exhibition ‘Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister’. The exhibition celebrates two rare masterpieces of English medieval art: stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral’s ‘Ancestors of Christ’ series and pages from the St. Albans Psalter,…
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The Open Evening 2013

The Open Evening 2013

Cathedral staff and volunteers were delighted to welcome over a thousand people to the annual Cathedral Open Evening on Tuesday 8 October. The event began at 17:30 with a service of Evensong, and went on until 21:30.There was over 20 exhibitions and displays inside the Cathedral. Workshops were on hand and public participation was greatly encouraged, visitors had the opportunity…
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America to meet the Ancestors

America to meet the Ancestors

Six of the Cathedral’s earliest and most important surviving examples of stained glass are to go on public display in Los Angeles. The 12th century stained-glass will feature in an exciting exhibition entitled Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister; set to run from 20 September, 2013 to 2 February, 2014 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angles. Canterbury…
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Picture this: A Year in Pictures

Picture this: A Year in Pictures

‘Picture this…’ is the monthly on-line feature which takes one image from the Cathedral Library’s store of manuscripts and early printed books in order to share its context and content with a world-wide web audience. In August 2013, the feature, a collaborative project between Canterbury Cathedral Library and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent( MEMS),…
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Cathedral Open Evening

Cathedral Open Evening

Our annual open evening returns with a wide array of activities and displays on offer as we invite you to see behind-the-scenes at Canterbury Cathedral. You can join us for Evensong and then speak to some of the Cathedral staff and learn more about the day-to-day running of the Cathedral, or come along at 18.15 hrs to take part in…
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