On 29 August 2020 a new cathedral treasure museum opens in Chur. It is located in the south wing of the Episcopal Palace and in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral. The Cathedral Treasury Museum has two collections. The first is the Cathedral Treasury itself, which is largely made up of relics and liturgical instruments. The important works of art originally belong to the medieval furnishings of the cathedral and the monastery church of St. Luzi. They impressively illustrate the 1500 years of ecclesiastical cultural history from the foundation of the diocese to the present day, as well as the cycle of Renaissance death pictures from the Episcopal Palace in Chur, the so-called Chur Dance of Death. The unique and monumental cycle of death pictures from 1543 are based on motifs by Hans Holbein d. J. (appr. 1497-1543), a fascinating work comprising 35 scenes.
Accompanying the opening of the new Cathedral Treasury Museum, the Graubünden Art Museum will also present a special exhibition from 29 August to 22 November 2020. Under the motto "In the Tumble of Lust: Around the Dance of Death", this exhibition will be a focal point of the Graubünden Art Museum annual programme. The vernissage will take place on 28 August at 6 pm.