Conversation with our Curator – The Antwerp Monstrance
Ushaw is home to a wealth of rare and unique treasures. Join us and experience the rich history of our treasures collection in the May edition of our Conversation with our Curator event on Wednesday 31 May.
Led by our Curator, Claire Marsland, this month’s talk focuses on The Antwerp Monstrance. Made in Antwerp in 1670, this glorious silver item is everything Baroque.
Originally made as a monstrance to display the eucharistic host in catholic ceremonies, this item has a fascinating history and was for a time used as a watch stand.
The Antwerp monstrance will be going on loan to the Faith Museum, Bishop Auckland, later in the year so join us for a final chance to see it up close and learn about its history.
Prior to the talk, enjoy a micro afternoon tea filled with delicious sweet/savoury treats and prosecco, the perfect celebratory fizz to enjoy your visit. (Hot drinks will also be provided as an alternative).