WASHINGTON — Museum of the Bible’s newest exhibit, Mystery and Faith: The Shroud of Turin — a high-tech, innovative exhibition about the Shroud — is opening Feb. 26. Media are invited to a special preview on Wednesday, Feb. 23, ahead of opening day.
Dr. Jeffrey Kloha is the chief curatorial officer at Museum of the Bible. He manages Museum of the Bible Education, Scholars Initiative, Exhibits, Curatorial and Collections departments. Jeff previously served 18 years as a professor of New Testament at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and also served Concordia as provost/chief academic officer. He is a frequent conference presenter, radio guest and television documentary commentator.
Brian Hyland joined Museum of the Bible in 2016 as associate curator of medieval manuscripts. In addition to curating medieval materials, he assists with Greek papyri. Brian holds a master’s in ancient history from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Maryland, College Park. He did additional studies at Cornell University and the Institut für Papyrologie, Ruprecht Karls Universität, in Heidelberg, Germany.
Press will have early photo and video access to the exhibit. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided outside the gallery.
At 11:00 a.m., Dr. Jeffrey Kloha will welcome press and provide remarks on the exhibit. Dr. Kloha and Brian Hyland, the exhibition curator, will be available to guide media through the gallery and answer questions.
The Shroud of Turin resides in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, as it has for over four centuries. It bears a faint, yellowed image of a naked, crucified man and is believed by millions of Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Press are also invited to attend the preview event at 5:00 p.m., featuring a special presentation from Dr. Andrew Casper, associate professor of art history at Miami University, Ohio, and author of An Artful Relic: The Shroud of Turin in Baroque Italy. In addition, media are invited to the exhibition opening on Feb. 26, featuring Shroud experts Russ Breault, Fr. Robert Spitzer, Dr. Cheryl White and Dr. Barrie Schwortz.
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