2016/04/12, 4:30 p.m.: Gold, silver and precious stones – vasa sacra from the baroque Augsburg

Church art at first hand!

Art and architecture are consistent witness of Christian life in the world. They reflect the religious coexistence of past centuries, preserving long-forgotten traditions and shape the cultural diversity of our presence. On the way into the modern knowledge of the significance of individual pieces is often lost.The art inventory of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart would like to receive this heritage; call current and seemingly forgotten art objects back into consciousness. Our event series tells of attic finds and church treasures that accompany our daily work. Interested persons are cordially invited.

Of precious material the vasa sacra need – the sacred vessels for the celebration of the Eucharist for over 1000 years be. In the Middle Ages, a strong division of labor of production of goods developed.The guilds of the city of Augsburg, especially the goldsmiths’ guild, among baroque among the most productive trades in German lands. Selected Pieces tell today (life) stories hearty masters.

Erik Ernst Venhorst MA, Diocesan Museum Rottenburg, art inventory

Duration: about 30 minutes
Admission: € 3.50