The Reliquary Effect shortlisted for ACE Award

The Reliquary Effect: Enshrining the Sacred Object by Cynthia Hahn has been shortlisted for the ACE / Mercers’ International Book Award.

The award is the only literary prize worldwide for a publication that notably advances a public understanding of the relationship between the visual arts and religious experience, beliefs and practice.

The award of £3,000 will be presented to the winning author by the Chair of the Judging Panel, Tim Marlow, on 24th October at The Artworkers' Guild, London.

To view the shortlist and learn more about the prize, please visit the ACE Awards website.

About the book
Featuring a fascinating mixture of inexplicably obscure objects and older artworks that demand our attention, The Reliquary Effect is the first full survey in English to investigate the societal value of reliquaries.

About the author
Cynthia Hahn is Professor of Art History at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

About ACE
Art and Christianity Enquiry (ACE) is the leading UK organisation in the field of visual art and religion.