1,000 years of illumination

A presentation at the British library on Monday 23rd October 2017.

Whether religious or secular, the most luxurious manuscripts were illuminated: lit up by decorations and pictures in brightly-coloured pigments and burnished gold leaf. They are among the most dazzling and intriguing objects ever created.

Learn about the cultural and artistic context in which these exquisite works were made in a day of talks exploring highlights from the Library’s collections. You’ll hear from Library curators and other leading experts from The Courtauld Institute of Art, Sotheby’s, and the world of calligraphy and design.

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