Collections

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.

Collections

The Museum

Collections

The Pius XII Museum is divided into two large sections: archaeology and religious art.

With regard to archaeology, there are many very interesting collections: metals (particularly a set of daggers, some of which were never used, a small statue of a gladiator, a thimble...), ceramics (from candlesticks to weights, vases, an enormous dolium, tiles, water pipelines...), coins (even recently a treasure of coins was discovered in excavations carried out in the interior cloister of the Museum), stones (from small axes to a lith, building materials, votive altars, milestones, sarcophagi, baptismal fonts, crosses...).

Religious art is also well represented by a beautiful collection of sculptures, with sculptures dating from the fourteenth century to the present, an abundant collection of paintings and a vast collection of textiles (primarily liturgical: chasubles, shoulder veils, copes, dalmatics, tabernacle curtains, chalice veils...), an important ceramic collection and a rich jewellery collection (materialised in many chalices, monstrances, cruets, altar cards...).

The collection is greatly varied, reflecting the founder's worldview of the Pius XII Museum. It is certain that each collection in the Museum has something very beautiful to conserve and to show the public.

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