Brother Hugo, the creator, Jacques de Vitry, his patron, Marie d’Oignies, who embodied the spirituality of Oignies, Julie Billiart and the Sisters of Notre Dame who, from 1818 onwards, cared for the treasure for almost two centuries, and Ferdinand Coutroy, who made the first scientific study of the treasure, all played a vital role in the creation or transmission of the Treasure of Oignies.
The exhibition Petites histoires d’un grand Trésor at the TreM.a in Namur, highlights the contribution of the men and women who were pivotal in the extraordinary history of the Treasure of Oignies.
In 2010, the King Bauoduin Foundation received the treasure together with the mission to ensure its safekeeping in perpetuity. The Foundation entrusted the treasure to the “Société Archéologique de Namur”, which now exhibits it at the “Musée Provincial des Arts Anciens du Namurois – Trésor d’Oignies”, a wonderful showcase that will help it become more widely known.
TreM.a – Musée Provincial des Arts Anciens du Namurois – Trésor d’Oignies
Hôtel de Gaiffier d’Hestroy, Rue de Fer 24, B-5000 Namur
From 29 March to 6 July 2014
Tuesday to Sunday 10h to 18h
Closed on Mondays