Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Connected by Space.
One of the bigger little thrills in my life was going into Hexham Abbey in Northumberland and seeing the 9th century Anglo-Saxon chalice they had on display there. It occurred to me that there must be countless such chalices in the great museums of the world, but seeing something in a museum isn’t quite the same as seeing it in the place where it was used. It somehow brings you closer to the hands that held it.