The Treasure of Środa Śląska. The 30th Anniversary of the Great Discovery

2 October 2018 - 30 December 2018

The Treasure of Środa Śląska. The 30th Anniversary of the Great Discovery / Skarb Średzki. Trzydziestolecie odkrycia

Place Plac Powstańców Warszawy 5, 50-153 Wrocław, POLAND, POLAND
Organizer Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu / The National Museum in Wrocław
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One of the most valuable treasures discovered in Europe in the 20th century will be shown in Wrocław, in a newly arranged celebratory display during the last three months of this year. Our visitors will be able to admire such artefacts as the crown of truly exceptional quality made in the early 14th century – following the new reconstruction and conservation work, also a 13th century cameo clasp and gold pendants dating from the late 12th century.
The exhibition has been organized to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the treasure, regarded as one of the most significant finds of its kind in Europe, primarily due to the presence of the absolute masterpiece of medieval goldsmithery: a woman’s gold crown of unmatched beauty and artistry. For the first time the entire hoard will be showcased together: jewels, gold and silver coins, also those which had been found in Środa Śląska three years prior to the great discovery, and the pieces of ceramic vessels in which the treasure was hidden by its owners in the Middle Ages. The jubilee exhibition will be further enriched by new elements illustrating the circumstances of the events which took place three decades ago, including also archive materials from that time: photographs, drawings and documents.
Additionally, the National Museum has conducted a research project whose results will be presented in the exhibition.
Curator of the Exhibition: Jacek Witecki