Further research lecture on 8 December - Geri Parlby

Submitted by Jon Barker on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 07:21

Unfortunately there aren’t too many books on Cribs, but Art of the Creche: Nativities from Around the World by James Govan is rather nice published by Merell.

book art of creche
If anyone happens to be travelling to Belgium/Germany then 
Ars Krippana the largest crib exhibition in Europe.
Many churches around the UK have their own exhibitions around Christmas, I see Padstow had one 
Naples is a great place to see nativity figures being made and the Metropolitan Museum in New York has a sensational display of Neapolitan crib figures every year.


truro cathedral crib

This is a detail from an Italian Crib, on display in Truro Cathedral over the Christmas period.
It was made by Fontanini of Italy depicting the everyday world into which Jesus was born, and was collected by Canon Malcolm Byrom.