Sacral art in Westphalia


The catalogue of an exhibition conducted by two museums in Muenster and a team of the cluster “Religion and Politics” combines the description of famous pieces of sacral art in Westphalia with essays which elucidate the religious background of their foundation. Medieval piety, religious ideas of do ut des and the logic behind the many attempts to secure the salvation of one’s own soul are analyzed by experts of different disciplines.

Literature: Diocese of Münster and Treasury Chamber of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul / Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History of the Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (LWL) / University of Münster, Cluster of Excellence „Religion and Politics“ (eds.): Goldene Pracht. Mittelalterliche Schatzkunst in Westfalen, Munich: Hirmer 2012 (with contributions from Gerd Althoff, Bernadette Burchard, Werner Freitag, Dietrich W. Poeck, and Eva Schlotheuber)