15 Sept 2009-10 Jan 2010. One of the most powerful and wealthy European princes in the late Middle Ages, Charles the Bold was famed during his lifetime for his bravery, his chivalry and his princely splendour, however historians believe it was his constant quest for power which led to his untimely death on the battle-field. This, the first comprehensive exhibition in his honour, is a result of collaboration between the Historical Museum in Berne and the Groeningemuseum in Bruges. Visitors can glimpse into the life of this legendary prince and his Burgundian court through the visual help of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, medals, suits-of-armour and archival records.
Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00 (Thurs 10.00-21.00). Mon closed.
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Charles the Bold: Splendour and Fall of the Last Duke of Burgundy
Museum of Fine Arts, Kunstkammer, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien. Tel. +43-1-525 24-4025 www.khm.at