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11 November 2019

What profession would you have chosen? Working and choosing a profession in the first century of our era

The Gospels and biblical archaeology as a source for rediscovering the most common jobs in the time of Jesus.

30 October 2019

From the Middle Ages to contemporaneity: the representation of the encounter between san Francis and the sultan in art

During the celebrations for the anniversary of the 800 years since the encounter between san Francis and the sultan al-Malik, the book by Rosa Giorgi “Francis and the Sultan in art”, recently ..

8 October 2019

The Terra Sancta Museum: a matter of reflection and understanding

The fifth international scientific committee in preparation of the Terra Sancta Museum has been concluded. Many themes have been addressed in these days of work, from mediation to the study of the collections.

9 September 2019

Brief history of the ancient pharmacy of Saint Saviour in Jerusalem

Place of research, meeting and care.

26 August 2019

Working “to make history alive, tangible and understandable.” The fifth meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Terra Sancta Museum is fast approaching

The fifth meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Terra Sancta Museum is fast approaching.

21 August 2019

Behind the scenes of the management of an immense heritage: the digital database for the cultural heritage of the Custody of the Holy Land

When we enter a museum to admire its collections, we are often unaware of the hard work behind the objects we see on display. However, behind each label, there is a history of study, discoveries and, ..

19 August 2019

Art at the service of the liturgy: interview with Brother Jorge Barba, artist of the Custody of the Holy Land

Art and liturgy have been closely intertwined since the early years of the Church's birth. Even if, at certain moments, art history turns to “profane” subjects such as gender, landscape or ..

13 August 2019

The registers of conduits: “A gold mine for tracing the history of the museum’s collections!”

Preserved in the archives of the Custody of the Holy Land since the 17th century, the registers of conduits are now being transcribed. True historical treasures, they allow curators to immerse themselves in the history of the Franciscans and of the museum’s collections.

8 August 2019

A preview from the historical section of the Terra Sancta Museum: the Byzantine vestment of the Transfiguration

The Byzantine Vestment of the Transfiguration: an embroidered masterpiece from 1935. The expert Maria Pia Pettinau Vescina reveals its secrets in this article.

22 July 2019

Cataloging at the Terra Sancta Museum in Nazareth

Michele, an intern at the Cultural Heritage Office of the Custody of the Holy Land, tells us about his experience at the Terra Sancta Museum branch in Nazareth.