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05 October 2017

Illumination study day at the British Library

There are still a few places remaining for a study day (23 October 2017) at the Knowledge Centre for members of the University of the Third Age, on illuminated manuscripts in the British Library. The Library holds one of the most extensive collections of illuminated manuscripts in the world. This programme will focus on manuscripts made in Western Europe in the Middle Ages, with in-depth talks given by curators and art historians.

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King David at the beginning of Psalm 1, in the Luttrell Psalter, Lincolnshire, 1325-40: Add MS 42130, f. 13r

The programme will include talks on The World in Illuminated Manuscripts by Dr Alixe Bovey of the Courtauld Institute; English Biblical Illuminated Manuscripts by Dr Kathleen Doyle of the British Library; French Illuminated Manuscripts by Dr Mara Hofmann of Sotheby’s; Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts by Dr Scot McKendrick of the British Library; and Materiality of Illuminated Manuscripts by the scribe and illuminator Patricia Lovett MBE. The full programme can be found here:  Download U3A study day programme.

For information on how to book, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/1000-years-of-illumination-tickets-37722321479.

 

1,000 Years of Illumination (Illumination Study Day)

The British Library

23 October

10.30–16.00

 

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