Nuns in the Middle Ages

Nuns in the Middle Ages were far more than just celibate, ascetic women who only cared about the world inside their convent walls. The convent gave women opportunities that were otherwise hardly available to them: access to higher education, social security and the chance to break away from the conventions of their families. The exhibition (Nonnen in de Middeleeuwen) shows what a wide range of life choices were open to nuns in the Middle Ages.