Housed in two exceptional monuments - the Gallo-Roman baths of the first centuries of our era and the Abbey Hotel of Cluny, from late fifteenth century - the museum of the Middle Ages covers nearly fifteen centuries of history. But if its collections do include works evoking the end of the Roman Empire and the barbarian invasions, they are best known for the wide panorama they give of the daily life at the Romanesque and Gothic Middle Ages and of the arts that develop there: sculpture, illumination, stained glasses, goldsmith's work, tapestry ...

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Embroidery art in the Middle Ages

24 October 2019 20 January 2020
Embroidery with silk, gold and silver threads is one of the most precious and prestigious arts of the Middle Ages. And yet... These works are nowadays unknown. The museum has one of the most beautiful collections of embroidery from the 12th to 16th centuries in the world. This exhibition is an opportunity for them to interact with other masterpieces from international collections. Curator: Christine Descatoire (Chief...

Mysterious boxes. Prints in the time of the Lady with Unicorn

18 September 2019 6 January 2020
The Musée de Cluny, the national museum of the Middle Ages, continues its cycle of exhibitions around its iconic hanging, after a section devoted to the unicorn and a second to the five senses. From 18 September 2019 to 6 January 2020, the exhibition "Mystérieux coffrets. Estampes au temps de la Dame à la Dame à la licorne" takes you on the trail of Jean d'Ypres, the painter who made the preparatory...

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