Whilst three other pieces from the Treasure of Oignies are already exciting visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the famous mitre that belonged to Jacques de Vitry is also currently being exhibited at the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
A reliquary, a ring and a bishop’s crozier from the Treasure of Oignies will be shown as part of an exhibition devoted to the influence of Jerusalem on medieval art at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of New York.
Thanks to financial support from the Fund Abbé Manoël de la Serna, conservation treatment can be started in the coming months on Jacob van Maerlant’s « Rijmbijbel », the oldest illuminated manuscript in the Dutch language.
Some 140 unpublished letters written by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) have been acquired by the Abbé Manoël de la Serna Fund. The letters provide us with fresh insight into the life of the famous writer.