The forgotten Century of Fribourg
Photo: Musée d'art et d'histoire Fribourg
The period of the founding of the town of Fribourg in the 12th century (in the year 1157 by the Duke of Zähringen), the 13th century and the 15th and 16th centuries, are well known and well documented. However, the 13th century has been largely forgotten. The fourteenth century offers a rich heritage of architecture, painting, sculpture, goldsmithing and illuminated books, however. This century was an important period for the city, both economically, politically and for the art. The exhibition presents this period to bring this cultural history back to the fore.