The exhibition Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of the Studenica Monastery – Past, Perseverance, Contemporaneity was opened on December 13th, 2019 until March 31st, 2020 at the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. It is a scientific and professional cultural history project by which the SASA and the Studenica Monastery mark 800 years of autocephaly of the Serbian Church.
The central idea of the author of the exhibition, correspondent member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Miodrag Marković, was to create an interactive exhibition about the Studenica Monastery by combining conventional exhibits with the use of new technologies and digital installations. Visitors are thus able to experience and see reconstructions of buildings and historical events, three-dimensional representations of famous people of the time, as well as mapped and animated projections that revive the atmosphere and the beauties of the monastery.
One of the outstanding artefacts displayed at the exhibition is the Shroud of Metropolitan Anthony from the first quarter of the 15th century (gold embroidery on silk). Medieval shrouds symbolize the canvas used at the funeral of Jesus Christ by Joseph of Arimathea to bury Christ’s body (the figure of Christ is embroidered or painted).