Sistine Chapel exhibition
The Sistine Chapel exhibition attracted 35,000 visitors to Hull Minster, including these guests at the opening event staged by Marketing Humber.

Tens of thousands see Sistine Chapel exhibition at Hull Minster

An exhibition showcasing the wonders of the Sistine Chapel has attracted 35,000 people to Hull Minster.

The Michelangelo – A Different View exhibition drew visitors from far and wide during its 42-day run at the magnificent, 700-year-old church.

The exhibition gave visitors the chance to admire more than 50 detailed reproductions of Renaissance master Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel works, including the famous Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement.

It inspired an extensive programme of arts activities and courses, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and delivered by arts organisation Our Big Picture.

Sistine Chapel exhibition

Some of the detailed reproductions of Renaissance master Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel works at Hull Minster.

Bishop Frank White, interim minister at Hull Minster, said: “The Sistine Chapel exhibition has been a major success and illustrated how the Minster can serve the city as a unique venue for cultural exhibitions and events of the highest quality.

“We’ve been delighted with the numbers who have attended and the very positive feedback we have received both on the exhibition and how it has been staged and managed by our team.

“The extensive programme of events and arts activities around the exhibition have also been well supported and have made this event one that truly reached out to and embraced a very broad range of people, groups and interests.”

The exhibition was supported by more than 250 City of Culture volunteers as well as Hull Minster’s own volunteers.

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