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Magnificent Art in Lisbon – Part One: the Sculptures


National Museum of Ancient Art, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal Sometimes I worry that maybe I’ve become a bit jaded – maybe I visit too many museums, and maybe that’s why I don’t always find them as exciting as I hope. But no.  It’s not me: it’s them. Before going any further, I should clarify for the English…

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Franciscan Church: Behind A Plain Wall in Dubrovnik


Franciscan Church, Franjevačka crkva, Dubrovnik, Croatia Near the beginning of the Stradun by the Pile Gate, there is a large, plain stretch of building, punctuated by two doors: one has a fairly standard and classical portal – but the other is somewhat more special. This unprepossessing building is actually the church of the Franciscans, whose monastery is just behind.  The…

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A Search for Spirituality in Glasgow’s St Mungo


St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow, Scotland Mankind has created some of its finest art for religion, so the idea of having a museum dedicated to Religious Art was very appealing.  The museum, right next to Glasgow Cathedral, opened in 1993, and exhibits objects relating to the world’s major religions. It aims to “explore the importance of…

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