Monday, September 28, 2009

Charles the Bold Exhibition

From AFP News:
A stylish but ruthless ruler who failed to win the crown of the Holy Roman Empire but paved the way for the Habsburg dynasty, Charles of Burgundy, nicknamed "the Bold", is the subject of a new exhibition in Vienna.

"Charles the Bold: Splendour and Fall of the Last Duke of Burgundy", which opened on Tuesday, is an elegant, restrained display of medieval opulence -- some items shown abroad for the first time in half a millennium.

The exhibit, part of which is also held in the nearby Imperial Treasury, has been insured for 300 million euros (438 million dollars), according to KHM director Haag. Also offering lectures, workshops and guided tours for children, it runs until January 10, 2010.

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