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[BKARTS] Medieval manuscripts book

The exhibition catalogue for the State Library of Victoria exhibition The 
Medieval Imagination: Illuminated manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia 
and New Zealand is now available on-line for pre-sales through Readers 
Feast bookstore. 

Pre-purchase your copy at:

The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue is a partnership between the 
State Library of Victoria and MacMillan Art Publishing and features essays 
and illustrations of the range of medieval and early Renaissance 
manuscripts which will be on display in the exhibition in Melbourne from 
28 March until 15 June 2008.  The book has been edited by Bronwyn Stocks 
and Nigel Morgan. 

About the exhibition:

The Medieval Imagination
Illuminated manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand
28 March - 15 June 2008
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Curated by Professor Emeritus Margaret Manion AO

This spectacular free exhibition of medieval and early Renaissance 
illuminated manuscripts celebrates the art of the hand-written book or 
manuscript. Around half the works are from Cambridge University and its 
colleges, which together hold one of the greatest collections of medieval 
manuscripts in the western world, The remainder are from distinguished 
public collections in Australia and New Zealand, including works from the 
State Library of Victoria's own collection. Over 90 manuscripts will be on 
display. Dating from the 8th to the 16th centuries, they include examples 
of deluxe book production from Byzantium, England, France, Germany, Italy, 
the Netherlands and Spain. Works on display will include sacred 
traditional texts as well as works of music, law, history, science and 
literature. These exquisite manuscripts offer a wealth of information on 
art and learning, and provide fascinating insights into the life and times 
of the medieval and Renaissance periods. 

Further information at:

Robert Heather
Manager, Events and Exhibitions
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Tel: +61 (0) 3 8664 7288
Fax: +61 (0) 3 9639 2978
Mobile: 0438 090 267
Email: rheather@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
website: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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