New Exhibit at the Visitation Museum
Sacred Silks: Precious Fabrics of the Visitation
The Museum of the Visitation in Moulins, France reveals its outstanding collection of silk. This set is unique in France, showing the genius and creativity of the weavers in making silk mixed with gold and silver, from the late sixteenth century to the present. These precious fabrics were first made for the furnishing of pageantry and splendor of European courts. The Visitation Nuns offered them a second life by making them into sacred vestments. They have preserved the test of time.
The inauguration of this exhibit of 150 works will be on May 11th and it will be open to the public May 12, 2012 through December 24, 2012.
If you are traveling in France, and are interested in the Sisters of the Visitation, please stop by the city of Moulins, where St. Jane de Chantal passed into eternity, and visit this UNIQUE MUSEUM.
Musee de la Visitation
Address: 4, Place de l’Ancien Palais, Moulins, France
Telephone: 04 70 44 39 03
E mail: email@example.com
The exhibit is sponsored by M. Christian Lacroix. He said that these
brocades, offerings of the noblest characters and rulers of the day, have been kept free from air, light and time to reach us not only intact but also transformed in their magnificence by the nuns, whose art and devotion have given a dimension greater than what was already admirable. Each thread seemed as if it reflected piety,grace, something of Paradise.
The Founder of the Museum is M Gerard Picaud.
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