A new book will give readers the chance to get up close to some of Canterbury Cathedral’s most significant and treasured objects. Edited by the Cathedral’s Collections Manager, Dr. Sarah Turner, with photographs by Adrian Smith, “Treasures at Canterbury Cathedral” published by Scala, showcases unique items that help to tell the Cathedral’s fascinating history.
From Anglo-Saxon charters to 20th-century vestments, and from stone carvings to silver sundials, more than 1,300 years of history is illustrated in the book through artefacts carefully selected from the more than half a million objects currently held in the Cathedral’s Collections and the Cathedral’s UNESCO Memory of the World archive. The book also features loan items that will feature in the Cathedral’s soon-to-open exhibition spaces.
In the words of Dr. Turner, “It has been challenging choosing objects to include in this little book from the incredible collections held at the Cathedral, but we feel that each object selected gives its own special insight into the history of the building and the story of the people who have shaped it.”
The book is available from Scala and a range of retailers, including the Cathedral Shop. Purchase your copy now.