Museum aan de Stroom Antwerp

Sacred Places, Sacred Books

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are closely related. They originated in the Middle East and consider Abraham an important ancestor. One almighty, eternal God created the world and revealed himself to humans through words. These revelations were written down in holy scriptures, which constitute a guide for life: Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an. At the same time, believers live their religion through a rich variety of practices. These include visiting sacred places, such as Jerusalem, Rome and Mecca, a custom which has existed for centuries.

Sacred Places, Sacred Books is a double exhibition on these three monotheistic world religions. At the MAS you can familiarise yourself with the tradition of pilgrimage. In the Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library you will be able to discover special copies of the sacred books. The two exhibitions show what the sacred books and places mean and have meant to the faithful, both at present and in the past.

Jews, Christians and Muslims feel strongly connected to their sacred places. Here, we will follow pilgrims’ travels, from their departure and the visit to a sanctuary to their return home. Their physical and spiritual journeys inspire feelings of hope, ecstasy and purification.

Visitor guide (PDF) 


Realisation
Digipolis
Erkamp
Fablab013
Impulz Decorum
Kloosterboer Decor
Menno Otten
Play
Chris Pype
Erik Sleichim
Frederik de Wal

Colofon (PDF)

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Museum aan de Stroom Antwerp

Sacred Places, Sacred Books

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are closely related. They originated in the Middle East and consider Abraham an important ancestor. One almighty, eternal God created the world and revealed himself to humans through words. These revelations were written down in holy scriptures, which constitute a guide for life: Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an. At the same time, believers live their religion through a rich variety of practices. These include visiting sacred places, such as Jerusalem, Rome and Mecca, a custom which has existed for centuries.

Sacred Places, Sacred Books is a double exhibition on these three monotheistic world religions. At the MAS you can familiarise yourself with the tradition of pilgrimage. In the Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library you will be able to discover special copies of the sacred books. The two exhibitions show what the sacred books and places mean and have meant to the faithful, both at present and in the past.

Jews, Christians and Muslims feel strongly connected to their sacred places. Here, we will follow pilgrims’ travels, from their departure and the visit to a sanctuary to their return home. Their physical and spiritual journeys inspire feelings of hope, ecstasy and purification.

Visitor guide (PDF) 


Realisation
Digipolis
Erkamp
Fablab013
Impulz Decorum
Kloosterboer Decor
Menno Otten
Play
Chris Pype
Erik Sleichim
Frederik de Wal

Colofon (PDF)

Back