28 January 2017 until 3 June 2018
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
(National Museum of Antiquities)
Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden, Netherlands

Fibulae is a small exhibition about the clothing accessories that turn up most frequently in archaeologists’ finds: brooches known as fibulae. These brooches were used to fasten items of clothing, especially cloaks. Nearly four hundred fibulae are on view in the display cases. They were skilfully made and many are splendid objects. They tell us a great deal about life and fashion in antiquity and the Middle Ages.