Abbey Library of St.Gall
Abbey Library of St.Gall


The cradle of European culture - Early medieval Irish book art
13 March 2018 until 9 December 2018

10 December 2018 until 18 December 2018

Early medieval Irish book art is both beautiful and fascinating. It reflects a flourishing monastic culture which played a key role in the cultural development of Europe from the 6th to 9th centuries. Nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than at the Abbey of St.Gall, which was founded by the Irish monk Gallus in 612. The Abbey Library houses the most beautiful collection of early medieval Irish manuscripts in Continental Europe. The beholder of these treasures will find himself standing at the cradle of medieval Europe.

This exhibition is the Abbey Library’s contribution to the European and the Swiss Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

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