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A Journey into Crystal

From 26 September 2023 to 14 January 2024

Rock crystal has fascinated every civilisation since time immemorial for its mysterious translucence. The Musée de Cluny – Musée National du Moyen Âge takes visitors on a journey through the history of crystal from the present day to the Middle Ages and beyond.

During medieval times in particular, this colourless quartz was a much coveted material for making tableware and other precious items such as decorative objects and jewellery. Due to the rock’s purity, crystal has also been endowed with powerful symbolic meaning expressed through the production of liturgical pieces and reliquaries.

Exposition Voyage dans le cristal

Organised by the Musée de Cluny – Musée National du Moyen Âge and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, with the special participation of the Musée du Louvre, the exhibition features works from Musée de Cluny and objects on loan from national and international institutions. The exhibition is supported by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.

Read here the press kit.

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