The Trier Cathedral Museum is an establishment of the Trier diocese. Its task is to collect, to conserve, and to research historical evidence of art, culture, and religious faith in the Trier diocese and/or the earlier Trier archdiocese, and to communicate to the public as well as to cultivate dialogue with contemporary art.
The museum was assigned the additional task of conducting archaeological research into the predecessor structures from Late Antiquity of Germany’s oldest bishop’s church, Trier Cathedral. This research has brought forth a collection of archaeological finds whose origins illustrate Christianity in Trier in a singular way. The museum maintains the respective archaeological excavation sites regarding Early Christianity in Trier.
In the juxtaposition of works of older and contemporary art, the museum invites the viewer to a dialogue and encourages reflection. It is a place for encounter and examination of contemporary art and its religious dimension.
The museum documents in an exceptional way the continuity of the Trier Church from the 4th century to the present.References:
First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.
In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.
In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.