Praise of God. Ecclesiastical textiles from the age of Maria Theresia

The Ecclesiastical Treasury houses important holdings of exquisite 18th century vestments that cannot be exhibited permanently for conservation reasons. Most of them were donated by Emperor Charles VI (1685–1740), his wife Elisabeth Christine (1691–1750) and their daughter Maria Theresia (1717–1780). At the time it was customary to use costly French or Italian fabrics, embellished with embroidery, for these vestments.

Imperial robes were also occasionally reworked into vestments.The exhibition offers insights into the wealth and exceptional quality of the Imperial Treasury’s holdings, which reflect the Pietas Austriaca, the profound piety of the House of Habsburg.

A selection of contemporary ecclesiastical vestments produced after designs by the artists Christof Cremer and Stephan Hann is also included in the exhibition. They document the high standard liturgical vestments are still expected to meet today as they continue to form a seminal part of the celebration of Mass.

Venue

Imperial Treasury Vienna (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien)

Alte Geistliche Schatzkammer
Hofburg, Schweizerhof
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Sat. 13 May 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 14 May 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 May 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 May 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 May 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 May 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

June

  • Sat. 17 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Jun 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

July

  • Sat. 01 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Jul 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

August

  • Sat. 05 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 12 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 13 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 19 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 20 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Aug 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

September

  • Sat. 02 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Sep 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

October

  • Sun. 01 Oct 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Oct 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Oct 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Oct 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Oct 2017, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.