Renaissance treasures displayed in landmark exhibition

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Renaissance treasures displayed in landmark exhibition

Autumn 2023 marked the opening of a blockbuster exhibition “Image of the Golden Age: Culture in the Times of the Last Jagiellons” at the Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, presenting 16th century culture on the vast territory of Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth. The exhibition, which lasted from September 15 to December 15, 2023, was the largest in the history of the Castle.

The exhibition displayed several hundred works gathered from all over the world, including the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the British Library in London, The Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum in Prague and the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.

In this episode of ‘Holistic Heritage’, we meet Professor Andrzej Betlej, Director of the Wawel Royal Castle. He discusses the behind-the-scenes preparations of this monumental endeavour and sheds light on new knowledge of our understanding of the period. We also hear from chief curator Krzysztof Czyżewski who introduces us to most stunning objects.

Hosted by Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska and John Beauchamp.