Friday, April 22, 2011

Medieval treasure back in place ahead of St John's Kirk's reopening

The Virgin Mary chandelier, which it is believed first hung in St John's Kirk in the 1400s, was hoisted into position in the north aisle adjacent to the shrine on Wednesday.

The precious piece has been loaned by Perth Museum so it can been seen by visitors to the kirk in its natural setting.

Last year the chandelier was displayed in the museum for the Skin And Bone exhibition — which formed part of Perth's 800th Anniversary celebrations — while work was carried out on the £2.75 million Vision For The Future kirk project.

Click here to read this article from the Courier