Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Medieval Imagination"

The State Library of Victoria (Australia) is playing host over the next few months, to some of the world's most unique medieval manuscripts.

Manuscripts have been collected from the collections based at Cambridge University. Over 90 manuscripts will feature - coming from such places as England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

The exhibition will feature five sections: The Bible, The Book and Church Services (Liturgical services and rituals), The Personal Prayer Book (Books of Hours and Psalters), The Book and Knowledge, and The Book and the Renaissance.

There will be featured talks, guided tours, medieval sacred music, and the medieval faire (20th April).

Carmel Bird from Melbourne's "The Age" newspaper has written an excellent article on this event: "Hundreds of years ago, hundreds of people, most of whom are unknown, worked for untold hundreds of hours to produce the texts, images and decorations and to construct the books that they formed ...... To move through the exhibits, to gaze at the glowing detail of the pages, can be to experience a kind of meditation. "

Visit: State Library of Victoria - Medieval Imagination

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