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The world of saints, relics, and devotional objects come alive in this remarkable online exhibit offered by the British Museum. Titled "Treasures of Heaven", the exhibit brings together over 150 objects from institutions like the Vatican and art museums across Europe and the United States. For visitors who can't make it to England, the site has plenty of materials for those across the pond. First up is the "Objects" area, which contains video clips of curators talking about a few of the objects in the exhibit including the statue reliquary of St. Baudime and the world of the medieval goldsmith. The exhibition blog (found toward the bottom of the homepage) is a real treat, as there are over 50 posts that deal with conservation practices, metalworking, and the lives of these artisans. In the "Multimedia Guide", visitors can listen to the wonderful Sir Derek Jacobi talk about some of the items on exhibit.
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