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Renovation of the Late Gothic Hall, The Cloisters

Renovation of the Late Gothic Hall, The Cloisters

In 2009, the Late Gothic Hall at The Cloisters (Gallery 020) reopened following an extensive renovation. The four large, fifteenth-century, French limestone windows from the Dominican monastery in Sens, Burgundy, were conserved. New leaded glass was installed on the interior with protective glazing on the exterior. The installation features a monumental tapestry from Burgos Cathedral representing the Salvation of Man, which returned to public view for the first time in a generation following a thorough campaign of conservation. The Late Gothic Hall, distinguished by its high timber ceiling, also exhibits many of the finest fifteenth-century works in The Cloisters' collection, including sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider and richly painted and gilded altarpieces from Spain.