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[BKARTS] Medieval Manuscripts events

Reader’s Feast Booksellers invite you to hear

GERALDINE BROOKS on her latest work, “The People of the Book”

Geraldine Brooks is a Pulitzer prize winning author. Her latest work, “The 
People of the Book”, revolves around an ancient Hebrew illuminated 
manuscript. It traverses centuries and continents as the reader is taken 
on a journey of discovery into the medieval world. Ms. Brooks will speak 
at the State Library of Victoria as they prepare to open their landmark 
exhibition: The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated manuscripts from 
Cambridge, Australia, and New Zealand.

DATE: Tuesday 18 March 2008

TIME: 6.15 for 6.30pm, 


$15.00pp $12.50 conc* unreserved seating

Tel (03) 9662 4699
Email: readers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In person: Readers Feast Bookstore, Cnr Bourke & Swanston Streets 
Melbourne 3000 AUSTRALIA

*concession available to Privileged Readers, pension and student card 
Card must be presented to be eligible for concession price.


The Allan and Maria Myers PUBLIC LECTURE

Bestiary Images and the Psalter

Dr Christopher de Hamel FSA is a world expert on Medieval Illuminated 
Manuscripts. He was for many years responsible for the manuscript sales at 
Sotheby’s and he is the first Donnelley Fellow Librarian at Corpus Christi 
College, Cambridge.

Dr de Hamel is in Melbourne for the coming exhibition The Medieval 
Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New 
Zealand at the State Library of Victoria (28 March – 15 June 2008). In 
this lecture Dr de Hamel will speak on the ways in which animals from the 
Book of Beasts were used in the Psalter, the popular prayer book of the 
Middle Ages.

Place: The Oratory, Newman College, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville 

DATE: Wednesday 19 March 2008

TIME: 5.00pm - 6.00 pm

Bookings (essential) email: 
director@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or tel: 03 9342 1614

Entrance: through the Chapel Gates and the cloister door on the right.


Further information about the exhibition available at 

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