Beauty and faith of Sameiro in pictures at the Pius XII Museum

Atividades

Publicações

O Museu Pio XII, no âmbito da missão desenvolvida pelo Instituto de História e Arte Cristãs (IHAC), reúne um conjunto de publicações que visa promover a inventariação, estudo e divulgação do espólio do Museu e da Arquidiocese de Braga.

Esta Fundação cultural da Arquidiocese de Braga, apoiada na extensão bracarense da Faculdade de Teologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa e no Seminário Conciliar de S. Pedro e S. Paulo da Arquidiocese de Braga procura promover a inventariação, recolha, organização, conservação, restauro, estudo e investigação do Arquivo Arquidiocesano de Braga e dos valores artísticos e arqueológicos que são património da Igreja Arquidiocesana de Braga.

Ao mesmo tempo, colabora na conservação, enriquecimento e beneficiação dos Museus Pio XII e Medina.

Desde 2017 o Museu Pio XII tem promovido ainda uma coleção de publicações dedicadas a artistas contemporâneos.

Activities

Publications

The Pius XII Museum, in the context of the mission developed by the Institute of Christian History and Art (IHAC), brings together a set of publications that aim to promote cataloguing, studying and disseminating the Museum's legacy. This Cultural Foundation of the Archdiocese of Braga, supported in the extension of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Portugal and the Conciliar Seminary of São Pedro and São Paulo of the Archdiocese of Braga, aims to promote cataloguing, collecting, organising, conserving, restoring, studying and researching the Archdiocesan archive of Braga and the artistic and archaeological values that are a heritage of the Archdiocesan Church of Braga.

At the same time, it collaborates towards conserving, enriching and improving the Pius XII and Medina Museums.

Since 2017, the Pius XII Museum has also promoted a collection of publications dedicated to contemporary artists.

Beauty and faith of Sameiro in pictures at the Pius XII Museum

Some 150 photographs by 14 photographers, including two women and one anonymous, are displayed in a room on the first floor of the Museum, with free admission until 7 January.

The photography exhibition “Contemplating Mary… Between beauty and faith” opened yesterday at the Pius XII Museum.

It is an initiative organised in partnership with the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sameiro and the museums of the Archdiocese of Braga, which aims to end 2017 in the best way possible, a year crowned by the celebration of the Centennial of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima.

With this Marian exhibition, the director of the Pius XII Museum and president of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sameiro pointed out that Braga is “in harmony with the whole world”, as it marks the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in a special way.

“We are also in harmony with popular Portuguese religiousness”, highlighted canon José Paulo Abreu at the beginning of the opening welcome session.

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