Exhibition | 20.03. - 16.08.2020

Nuns. Powerful women in the Middle Ages

Exhibition

Nuns in the Middle Ages were far more than just celibate, ascetic women who only cared about the world inside their convent walls. The convent gave women opportunities that were otherwise hardly available to them: access to higher education, social security and the chance to break away from the conventions of their families. The exhibition shows with reference to diverse individuals what a wide range of life choices were open to religious Sisters in the Middle Ages.

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Andrej Abplanalp

25. March 2020

Nuns – Powerful women in the Middle Ages

Medieval nuns – the phrase brings to mind a group of women living in seclusion behind convent walls, devoting themselves to their faith. But a look at history gives a very different picture.

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Media

Due to the closure of the museum until at least April 4, 2020, the media conference planned for March 18, 2020 will not take place. The media conference will be postponed to a date to be determined.

Partner

The Swiss National Museum would like to thank for the generous support.

Exhibition imprint

  • Overall management: Andreas Spillmann
  • Project direction and curator: Christine Keller
  • Scenography:Martin Sollberger, Ausstellungsgestaltung und Innenarchitektur Zollikon Assistenz: Sonja Koch, Zürich
  • graphic and key visual: Jacqueline Schöb, Helene Leuzinger visuelle Kommunikation, Zürich Assistenz: Sina Scheller-Persenico, Zürich
  • Scientific consultancy and collaboration: Annalena Müller, Universität Fribourg
  • Scientific Collaboration: Roberta Spano, Maja Škrkić
  • Exhibitions Assistant: Regula Moser
  • Advisory committee: Heidi Amrein, Beat Högger, Markus Leuthard, Sabrina Médioni, Andreas Spillmann
  • Controlling of project: Sabrina Médioni
  • Head of Legal Affairs and Contracts: Ursina Geissbühler, Jana Pfyl
  • Cultural Services and Museum Education: Stefanie Bittmann, Severin Marty
  • Technical management: Debbie Sledsens
  • Exhibition construction: Kim Badertscher, Mike Roder, Dave Schwitter, Bachir Ezzarari, Marc Hägeli, Ladina Fait
  • Conservation management: Nathalie Ellwanger, Ulrike Rotenhäusler
  • Conservation and montage of objects: Nikkibarla Calonder, Anna Jurt; Kevin Kohler, Sarah Longrée, Véronique Mathieu, Jürg Mathys, Françoise Michel, Gaby Petrak; Angela Stindt, Peter Wyer
  • Loans: Angela Zeier, Maya Jucker
  • Logistics of objects: David Blazquez
  • Ordering images and clearing image permission: Regula Moser
  • IT / Web: Thomas Bucher, Pasquale Pollastro, Danilo Rüttimann, René Vogel
  • Translations: Marie-Claude Buch-Chalayer, Bill Gilonis, Marco Marcacci, Laurence Neuffer
  • Final editing: Eva Carlevaro, Esther Füller, Christoph Lüthi, Laurence Neuffer, Roberta Spano, Maja Škrcić, Samuel van Willigen
  • Communication and marketing: Andrej Abplanalp, Alexander Rechsteiner, Carole Neuenschwander, Sebastiano Mereu, Anna-Britta Maag
  • Scientific consultancy: Dr. Annalena Müller, Dr. des. Anne Diekjobst, Fribourg, Prof. Dr. Eva Schlotheuber, Prof. Dr. Gabriela Signori, Prof. Dr. Johanna Thali, Dr. Martina Wehrli-Johns, Dr. Dölf Wild, Dr. Claudia Moddelmog, Prof. Dr. Tobias Hodel, Dr. Ruth Wiederkehr, Olivier Morand, Dr. Peter Niederhäuser und viele andere
  • video installation: Annelies Štrba, in Zusammenarbeit mit Jürg Egli, für die Ausstellung «Nonnen. Starke Frauen im Mittelalter», 2020, Musik / musique / musica / music: Samuel Schobinger / Realisation / réalisation / realizzazione /realization: Jürg Egli, Analyze, Zürich

Items generously loaned by

  • Staatsarchiv Aargau, Aarau
  • Archives départementales de Maine-et-Loire, Angers
  • Historisches Museum Basel
  • Kunstmuseum Basel
  • Museum Kleines Klingental, Basel
  • Staatsarchiv Basel
  • Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität Basel
  • Burgerbibliothek Bern
  • Bernisches Historisches Museum, Bern
  • LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn
  • Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels
  • Musée gruerien, Bulle
  • Musée Unterlinden Colmar
  • Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln
  • Stiftsbibliothek Engelberg
  • Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt a.Main
  • Historisches Museum Thurgau, Frauenfeld
  • Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Frauenfeld
  • Städtische Museen Freiburg, Augustinermuseum, Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Adeva, Akademische Druck- und Verlangsanstalt, Graz,
  • Benediktinerinnenkloster St. Martin, Hermetschwil
  • Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln
  • Museum Schnütgen, Köln
  • Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Köln
  • Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek
  • Bibliothèque francophone multimedia de Limoges
  • Biblioteca Statale di Lucca
  • Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, München
  • Kloster St. Johann, Müstair
  • Musée Diocésain et Trésor de la Cathédrale, Namur
  • TreM.a Coll. Fondation Société archéologique de Namur, Namur
  • Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
  • Stadtbibliothek im Bildungscampus Nürnberg
  • Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum Paderborn
  • Benediktinerinnenkloster St. Andreas, Sarnen
  • Stadtbibliothek Schaffhausen, Ministerialbibliothek
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena, Polo museale della Toscana
  • Zentralbibliothek Solothurn
  • Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen
  • Textilmuseum St. Gallen
  • Bibliothèque du Grand Seminaire, Strasbourg
  • Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart
  • Sint-Amelbergabasiliek, Susteren
  • Citta del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
  • Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, Wil
  • Sammlung Emil Bühlre, Zürich
  • Stadtarchiv Zürich
  • Zentralbibliothek Zürich