Site Guide

We’re thrilled you’re here to explore the Visual Museum of Women in Christianity. This page is a site guide to help you navigate navigating the gallery collections.

Getting Started:

  • Homepage: Your starting point! Here, you’ll find featured highlights, browsing options, and links to various sections.
  • Navigation Menu: Look for the menu bar at the top of the page for quick access to the gallery and collections.

Browsing the Gallery:

  • By Category: Choose from main categories like “figures”, “type”, “artist”, and “event” to filter specific types of content. 
  • Advanced Search: The search bar helps you find specific pieces by title, keyword, artist name, or other criteria. 

Viewing Individual Pieces:

  • Gallery Image Hover:  Use your mouse or finger to “hover” over gallery image thumbnails to preview a description or click to open a dedicated page for the chosen piece. Here, you can see a larger image, read detailed information, and access additional features like:
    • Zoom: Get a closer look at the intricate details.
    • Description: Learn about the piece’s title, artist, creation date, medium, and other relevant details.
    • Additional Information: We have included significant dates and details and often an art commentary as well.


  • Collections: Browse curated biographies, iconography, and additional information about specific pieces.


  • hagiography: a specific form of biography that is most often used to tell the story of martyrs and saints, highlighting and sometimes idolizing their devotion, fidelity and sacrifice.
  • passion: story of martyrdom
  • titulus church: originally a house church, the tituli became the first legal churches in Rome. They are often preserved under present church buildings
  • vestal virgin: young women who were chosen to serve as priestesses in an ancient Roman cult that worshiped the goddess, Vesta

Additional Resources:

  • About Us: Get to know more about our mission and curatorial team.
  • Contact Us: We’re always happy to hear from you! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or feedback.

Tips for a Smooth Journey:

  • Take your time! The gallery is vast, so explore at your own pace and savor the experience.
  • Use the full range of navigation tools and filters to discover hidden treasures.
  • Don’t be afraid to zoom in and explore the details – you might be surprised by what you find..

We hope this guide helps you navigate our site with ease and make the most of your visit. Enjoy the journey!