On 23 March 2016 the Museum of the Order of St John will host the first public event associated with the University of Birmingham's AHRC-funded research project 'Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World, 1095–c.1300'.

The event will begin from 17.30 onwards with a handling session of the museum's 17th-century models of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, followed at 19:00 by a lecture on 'Souvenirs of the Sepulchre: Devotion to an Empty Tomb at the Time of the First Crusade' by Dr William Purkis.

The event will take place at: 
The Museum of the Order of St John
St John’s Gate, St John’s Lane
London, EC1M 4DA

All are welcome to attend.

For further information about this event, and to book your free ticket, please visit: www.crusades.eventbrite.co.uk