Galicia, un relato no mundo [Galicia: a story in the world] explores the interaction between the historical land of Galicia and the rest of the world, in a tale that takes us from the Prehistoric Age to the present. It has been conceived as the first of three major exhibitions organised by the Regional Government of Galicia to celebrate the Jacobean Year of 2021, focusing on Galicia’s international relations and its presence in the world.
For the first time ever, outstanding pieces of high symbolic value for the history and culture of our country will be arriving in Galicia for the exhibition. They are currently in prestigious museum collections around the world, such as the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, the Vatican Apostolic Library, the Library of Arezzo in Italy, and the National Museum of Archaeology in Portugal.
These first-time opportunities include the Lebor Gabála Érenn (Book of Invasions), part of the Book of Leinster, which tells the story of the invasions of Ireland by different peoples, and includes the first known mention of the legendary character Breogán. It will be the first time that this essential work of mediaeval Irish literature has left its country. Also making its first trip to Galicia will be the Sawley Map, considered one of the first European encyclopaedic maps of the world, dating from the period of the Portico of Glory (12th century). It represents the Cathedral of Santiago as the most important building in Europe, among many others of enormous relevance.
Dates: from November 15, 2019 to April 12, 2020
Venue: Museo Centro Gaiás. Cidade da Cultura. Santiago de Compostela
Organizer: Xunta de Galicia and Fundación Cidade da Cultura | Programación del Xacobeo 2021
Colaborator: Consello da Cultura Galega | Secretaría Xeral da Emigración
Sponsor: Estrella Galicia | Gadisa.