Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Summer Exhibition from the Holy Land


We visited the Royal Ontario Museum on two occasions, this summer once with the children to look at collection and once with Father Szabolcs Sajgo, parish priest of St Elizabeth of Hungary church in Toronto. On the second occasion we viewed the special exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls. I have to say I found the exhibit very well done. The curators did an excellant job of putting the scrolls into context. The various diffent theories on the authors of the scrolls were fairly presented and artifacts from the time period, including a couple of stones from the second temple created a "contextual intimacy". This atmosphere did impress a feeling of luminescence in an otherwise very cold room (for the sake of preservation). I do hope this exhibit will travel to Europe and Budapest.

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