June 2013: Medieval Gallery Reopens

June 2013: Medieval Gallery Reopens

49.20-16The Medieval Gallery on the Gallery’s second floor reopened in June 2013, following a two-month renovation that included removal of fabric wall covering, drywall installation, painting, and floor refinishing. With the help of new casework, rarely seen manuscripts and textiles have come out of the vaults to join old favorites in a complete reinstallation.

Renovation made possible by a gift from Dr. James T. Adams and Jacqueline Adams.

Pictured above: Highlights of the newly renovated gallery include a 13th-century French Châsse with Scenes from the Life of St. Stephen; a 12th-century French manuscript (Psalter-Hours) that has been off view for decades; and a new acquisition—a tiny 16th-century Italian Double Triptych with Eight Scenes of the Passion of Christ—shown being prepared for installation.