Early Christian exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland
The Treasury - Celtic and Early Christian Ireland is a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland.
It introduces the recently-conserved Faddan More Psalter in the context of the National Museum's re-display of its world famous -collection of masterpieces from Celtic and Early Christian Ireland. The Fadden More Psalter was a chance find made in a Tipperary bog in 2006 which has been skilfully conserved and preserved in the National Museum's conservation laboratory at Collins Barracks by John Gillis (senior conservator) and Rolly Read (Head of Conservation).
Its papyrus-lined cover is direct evidence for contact between Ireland and the Mediterranean region over one thousand years ago. This was the first ever discovery of its kind in Ireland and indeed anywhere in the world. It is of international importance and is now on display to the public (8th June) for the first time since being found and will be a highlight of this new exhibition.
This new exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday 8th June 2011.
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