France-Romania season 2019: liturgical fabrics displayed at the Louvre

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 8 January 2019 at 18h36
From April 17 to July 29, 2019 the Louvre dedicates an exhibition to liturgical fabrics from Romania’s Byzantine tradition as part of the France-Romania season.

The France-Romania season comes to the Louvre! On the occasion of this cultural event celebrating centenaries of the creation of modern Romania and the end of World War I, the Parisian venue offers us to discover Romanian liturgical fabrics from April 17 to July 29, 2019. An exhibition displayed for the emblematic loan from Romania of Stephen the Great’s “Saint George Battle Flag”.

The aim? “Highlighting the exceptional characteristic of Romanian collections of traditional Byzantine embroideries, flower of the Romanian heritage and the world heritage”. Around this flag, several “uncommon works” are displayed to show “how extraordinary the development of traditional Byzantine embroidery in Romania is from mid-15th century to mid-17th century”.

An exhibition also aiming at showing these liturgical fabrics and bishops’, priests’ and deacon’s other vestments of office, “inherited from Byzantium” and embroidered, dedicated to “cult celebration”. The occasion to discover the delicate work of this kind of fabric as well as the story behind these works and the French-Romanian diplomatic relationships.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 17 April 2019 to 29 July 2019



    Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
    75001 Paris 1

    Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

    Billet exposition + musée: €17

    Official website

    More informations
    Ouvert du 9h à 18h, de 9h à 22h les mercredis et vendredis. Fermé le mardi.

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