Museum Catharijneconvent

Relics, 2018

What is the power of a relic? Why are they cherished? Meet this fascinating and age-old phenomenon.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through an unprecedented variety of powerful relics brought to life by the many people who preserved them and their stories. From the shoe of the giant of Rotterdam to sand and stones from the Holy Land. Visitors stand eye to eye with the most special relics from different periods, cultures and religions. From beautiful to unsightly, from impressive to moving. The exhibition brings all these aspects together.