Some 19 rare religious objects, made of gold and silver, have been exposed for the first time in the pavilions of the National History Museum (NHM) in Tirana. These objects became part of an exhibition titled “Museums and Taboo Stories - Local Silversmiths Treasures”.
The rare objects exposed in the Icons pavilion go back to the year 1748, were subject to a special restoration project headed by Professor Frederik Stamati. This process was conducted in the collections preservation laboratory, part of NHM structure.
The exposed objects include silver crosses, aureole, gospel covers, sacramental spoon and many other similar religious objects.
According to the experts the inscriptions on these objects prove that they belong to the 17th and 18th siècle. They emphasize that the technique of gold and silver processing has been an inherent part of Albania’s culture and national tradition.
The exhibition “Museums and Taboo Stories - Local Silversmiths Treasures” will welcome the visitors until June 4.