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Established  1979 (1979)
Website  catharijneconvent.nl
Province  Utrecht
Type  Religious art museum
Opened  9 June 1979
Phone  +31 30 231 3835
Museum Catharijneconvent
Location  Lange Nieuwstraat 38, Utrecht, Netherlands
Address  Lange Nieuwstraat 38, 3512 PH Utrecht, Netherlands
Hours  Open today · 10AM–5PMWednesday10AM–5PMThursday10AM–5PMFriday10AM–5PMSaturday11AM–5PMSunday11AM–5PMMondayClosedTuesday10AM–5PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Centraal Museum, Museum Speelklok, Railway Museum, DOMunder, St Martin's Cathedral - Utrecht
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The Museum Catharijneconvent (St. Catherine's Convent Museum) is a museum of religious art in Utrecht in the Netherlands. It is located in the former St. Catharine convent, having been sited there since 1979. Its collections include many artifacts from the museum of religious art of the Catholic Archbishopric of Utrecht, located in the convent until 1979. In 2006 the convent closed for restoration. It is part of the Utrecht Museum Night.

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Collection

The museum has an extensive collection of historical and art-historical objects from the early Middle Ages to the present. The vast collection presents a picture of Protestant and Catholic art and cultural history of the Netherlands, and its impact on Dutch society. The collection includes richly illustrated manuscripts, book-bindings decorated with precious stones, richly-worked images, paintings, altarpieces, pieces of clothing and ecclesiastical objects in gold and silver. One of the highlights of the collection is ivory objects from the early medieval Lebuïnuskerk.

Dutch painting of the 16th and 17th centuries is represented by a selection of works by Jan van Scorel, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Pieter Saenredam, and more recent Dutch artworks by Jan Toorop, Shinkichi Tajiri, Frans Franciscus, Guido van der Werve and Marc Mulders.

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