Heritage walk on 8th and 9th of  July 2023 


Titel: ‘On the trails of IAN’  

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Title: 'The Maastricht of IAN' 

The Maastricht of around 1500 is often described as the golden decades. This is due to the city's strong trading position. As a result, crafts and guilds, monastic orders and merchants established themselves. The city's territory was divided up among various authorities, such as the duke of Brabant and the bishop of Liège. The resulting society was characterised by complex relationships of different groups.

Given its prominent position in the Meuse region, it is not surprising that art flourished under these favourable conditions. Maastricht around 1500 had a large number of artists and craftsmen. One of the most famous artists is the sculptor Jan van Steffeswert. His work can be seen in Aachen, Liège, Brussels and New York, among other places. The largest collection is at Bonnefanten. One of his masterpieces, the large crucifix - a polychrome crucifix from 1500 - is also on display here. Besides the high quality of his carvings, Steffeswert is also known for signing his sculptures, a practice that was a rarity in the late Middle Ages.

During the walk, participants are taken on IAN's traces. Where did he work? Who were his patrons? How did he get his materials? Where was his favourite pub?  This is what we find out together during the walk.

The starting point of the tour is the Dinghuis. The tour ends with a visit to the Bonnefanten. Keep in mind that the weather may be hot. Remember to bring enough water and sun protection.

The tour is free of charge (including museum admission). If you hold one of the following cards, please bring it with you: Museumkaart, LGOG, Kunstuitleen, Vrienden van het Bonnefantenmuseum, CIMAM, Kumulus with Bonnefanten Jaarpas, National and international students with Bonnefanten Jaarpas, ICOM, Vereniging Rembrandt, VIP card VriendenLoterij.

More information about SRAL: www.sral.nlFor questions, please contact Julie Fassbender (j.fassbender@sral.nl)

The guided tour is offered within the framework of the heritage weekend, made possible by the Coöperatie Erfgoed Limburg. Tours will take place on Saturday and Sunday - in Dutch and English. Below is the full schedule:

Saturday, July 8, 2023, 09:30-11:00 (Dutch)

Saturday, July 8, 2023, 15:00-17:00 (English)

Sunday, July 9, 2023, 09:30-11:00 (Dutch)

Sunday, July 9, 2023, 15:00-17:00 (English)

A separate Eventbrite has been created for each tour.

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