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Since the beginning of the confinement, the Foundation has accompanied you providing you with the best of Europe. On this Good Friday, we continue to offer you new wonders and resources on the theme of Christian heritage. The whole team of the Foundation wishes you a Happy Easter.

MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS

The frescoes of the Sistine Chapel


The Vatican Museums' website offers a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, during which you can zoom in on Michelangelo's frescoes.

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The Issenheim Altarpiece


A masterpiece of the Germanic Renaissance undergoing restoration, the Issenheim Altarpiece is the subject of a documentary feature on the site of the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, where it is housed. Also worth seeing is a series of engravings by D├╝rer on the Passion of Christ.

Visit the website | See the collection

Holy Spanish Art


The Museum of Sacred Art of Orihuela, in the province of Alicante in Spain, continues its activities on its Facebook page, with videos presenting exhibits and restoration work.

See the page

Religious Art in Brussels


The Museum of Religious Art located in the National Basilica of Koekelberg in Brussels brings together modern and contemporary works, presented in a short documentary.

Watch the documentary | Visit the website

The Churches of Romania


The Imagofactory site offers 3D tours of Romanian cultural places, including several churches and monasteries, in Bucharest and all over the country, accompanied by religious songs.

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The Virgins of Poland

The site culture.pl offers a virtual exhibition page of the most beautiful medieval Virgins in Poland, in particular the Black Virgin of Czestochowa, or the Virgin of Olobok, the oldest wooden statue preserved in the country.

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The Art of Easter Eggs

The German Table Art Museum in Frankfurt offers a seasonal virtual exhibition with objects, books and recipes on the theme of Easter and eggs.

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OPERA, CONCERTS & THEATRE

Andrea Bocelli live from Milan


Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing on April 12, Easter Day, at 7 pm, for a concert broadcast online. Given without an audience from the Duomo in Milan, in the heart of the region most affected by the virus, the recital will be "a message of love, healing and hope".

Visit the website | Watch the concert

Monastic songs


The Monastery of Our Lady of Senanque, in Vaucluse, France, will be hosting free Lauds and Vespers sung by the community of Cistercian monks.

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Bach Passions


The Passions of Christ according to St. Matthew and St. John, set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, are traditionally performed in Germany on Good Friday. You can find the first one performed by the Netherlands Bach Society and the second one by the German public radio orchestra WDR.

Watch the first video | Watch the second video

Musicopolis


France Musique invites you to (re)listen to all the Musicopolis programmes devoted to sacred music from the 10th to the 19th centuries.

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Gregorian Chants


The divine Gregorian chant "O filii et filiae ", a traditional chant of the 15th century, sung by Roman Catholic monks and arranged by Patrick Lenk, is available in its complete version (2h) on Youtube.

Watch the video

Salzburg Easter Festival


In an effort to offer a special service in place of the officially cancelled 2020 edition, the Salzburg Easter Festival is launching a free video-streaming programme. Every two days, a different video recording of an opera production from the time of Christian Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle (2013-2017) is presented. Each opera will be available in streaming for 48 hours. Every two days a new film will be uploaded at noon.

Watch the video | Visit the website

An opera season for Europe


ARTE Concert presents a wide range of operatic productions from many European opera houses every evening at 7 pm.

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PLATFORMS

Vatican Library Collections

The Vatican Library offers free access to its digital collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival documents and inventories, as well as graphic documents, coins and medals.

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Travelling through Romanesque Europe

From Spain to Norway, the site offers numerous photographs of religious buildings from the Middle Ages, Romanesque art, as well as Gothic art.

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Protestant Resources

Accessible in French, German and English, the virtual museum of Protestantism offers historical and artistic content, as well as various resources on the Reformed Church.

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Christian Sanctuaries of Italy

The database Census of Christian Sanctuaries in Italy provides access to information on a multitude of public and private religious places on the peninsula.

Visit the website

FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES & PODCASTS

Notre-Dame de Paris, the test of the centuries


On April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame de Paris was damaged by a fire. On its YouTube channel, the newspaper Le Monde is broadcasting a visit to the cathedral, during May 2017, with the architect in chief of the monuments of France. Another documentary, mainly in computer-generated images, tells the history of the cathedral.

Watch the first video | Watch the second video

The Mystery of Mary Magdalene


Who was Mary Magdalene, the one to whom Jesus spoke as He came out of the tomb? This BBC documentary tries to understand the legends surrounding the character.

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Religion and Feminism


A podcast, produced by Arte radio, devotes a documentary to the place of women and the demand for their rights in religions.

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Dialogues regarding the Bible


A journalist of the weekly newspaper Die Zeit and her sister, a theology professor, discuss and explain the great episodes of the Bible.

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MUST READS

The Capital


It all starts with a pig released on the streets of Brussels and a project to celebrate Europe. With The Capital, the Austrian writer Robert Menasse delivers a detective, cultural and political novel about the workings of the Union and the future of the European idea.

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