22/02/2024 - 02/06/2024

With the new exhibition ‘The Creation of Science,’ the Catharijneconvent museum in Utrecht explores the connections between science and religion. Through centuries-old scientific instruments, rare manuscripts, and intriguing art, visitors will discover the indispensable influence of religion on the evolution of natural sciences in Western Europe. Among the items showcased, two unique manuscripts dating back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from The Phoebus Foundation offer a glimpse into the intersection of religion and science of that era.

Gillet Hardouin and Germain Hardouin, Illuminated Book of Hours, 1513-1527
Athanasius Kircher, Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae, 1671