Magical Miniatures

Step into the wonderful world of medieval miniatures full of color, fantastic creatures, animals, figurines and flowers. In this exhibition at the museum Catharijneconvent we let the visitor experience that the Middle Ages were not as dark as most people expect. The colourful existence in the broadest sense of the word predominates in this exhibition.

We introduce the visitors to the craft by giving them the opportunity to make their own miniatures. At various places in the exhibition there were workplaces where was explained how to make the edge decorations, the miniatures, but also the calligraphic writing. You could also experience the Middle Ages instead of just admiring. Like smelling a medieval book, browsing through a xxl miniature, or playing with a digital blow-up and digital books.

The NRC national newspaper came out with a praising review, 5 out of 5 stars. Visitors graded the exhibition with a 9.

Additional photos by Billie-Jo Krul