Exhibit Permanently Open to the Public
The museum just launched a capital campaign to bring in a new exhibit.
``The most famous burial of all time: the Shroud of Turin``
It is about a project which combines faith, devotion and tradition,
Meant to bring into the world a message of hope, but also the timeless textile art of Bergamo.
The area, the first seeds were planted in, belongs to the Torri family and it is sited in Gandino (Bergamo) in Via Resendenza, not far away from the convent of the Ursuline Nuns, founded in 1818. The leader of the project is the Municipality of Peia which aims to restore the crop and the culture of the linen, getting to produce (within Easter) certified copies of the Holy Shroud. This initiative, concretely supported by Municipality of Gandino, “Le Cinque terre della Val Gandino” District, GAL Valle Seriana and by Laghi Bergamaschi and Uniacque, puts the focus on a vocation still detectable in specific “places of history”.
Raise Awareness about this precious linen
The National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH) is sponsoring presentations of the Shroud of Turin to share information about the precious linen and to raise awareness of it’s planned permanent exhibit: ``The Most Famous Burial of All Time.``
The NMFH is working with the support and encouragement of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to open this exhibit on April 27, 2023.
National Museum of Funeral History President/CEO and curator of this exhibit states, “The exhibit will feature a certified copy of the Shroud from the Archdiocese of Turin as well as displays discussing the established history and scientific studies of the Shroud. It presents the facts about the Shroud and allows visitors to draw their own conclusions about the identity of the “man of the Shroud. The Funeral Museum is a secular setting that provides the opportunity to share the facts and information about the Shroud with a broad cross-section of museum visitors.”