Coordinates: The Museum Catharijneconvent is a national museum of religious art in Utrecht. It is located in the former Catharijneconvent, having been sited there since 1979. Its collections include those of 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.
The Museum Catharijneconvent 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 the impact of that history on Dutch society. The collection includes, among other richly illustrated manuscripts, bookbindings decorated with precious stones, richly-worked images, paintings, altarpieces, clothing and ecclesiastical objects in gold and silver. One of the highlights of the collection is ivory-work from the early medieval Lebuinuskelk.
Dutch painting of the 16th and 17th centuries is represented by works by Jan van Scorel, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Pieter Saenredam, and more recent Dutch art by works by Jan Toorop, Shinkichi Tajiri, Frans Franciscus and Marc Mulders.
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