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The Human turned Divine – Mdina Cathedral Museum Archives

The Human turned Divine

THE HUMAN TURNED DIVINE

The items on display, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, come from private, public and ecclesiastical collections.

The works of art are in media such as silver, ivory, bronze, wood and plaster, with the most recent being HD video and sound. European masterpieces from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods mix with sculptures by Antonio Sciortino, George Borg and contemporary Maltese artists in this landmark event of the 2019 arts calendar. The exhibition, curated by art historian Maria Cassar B.A. (Hons), M.A., is accompanied by a publication and catalogue of the exhibits.

ABOUT THE CURATOR - MARIA CASSAR

Maria Cassar was born in Victoria, Gozo and studied at the Society of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce and Malta Government School of Art. She graduated B.A. (Hons.) History of Art from the University of Malta in 2013 and M.A. in 2017, with a research dissertation on Willie Apap’s mature period (1950-1970). In 2018, she curated for Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti and the Central Bank of Malta the exhibition ‘Revelations’, on the birth centenary of Willie Apap. Maria also produced the exhibition publication and has various essays on Maltese art to her name.

THE EXHIBITION

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Mdina Cathedral Museum, the Cathedral Museum Commission is presenting ‘The Human turned Divine’, an exhibition of important crucifixes spanning the 15th to the 21st centuries.

The event also marks the 25th anniversary of an exhibition held in 1994 titled ‘The Crucifix: Public Cult and Private Devotion in Malta’, then commemorating the Museum’s 25th anniversary.

Open during Museum hours from:
Mondays to Saturdays between
25th October & 30th November 2019.

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY TO SATURDAY
09:30 – 16:15 (last entrance)
Doors close at 16:45