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[BKARTS] FYI - The Medieval Imagination exhibition info

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

Discover the rich beauty of medieval and early Renaissance illuminated 
manuscripts at this magnificent exhibition, featuring treasures from the 
University of Cambridge and its colleges and from Australian and New 
Zealand collections. 

It is the first collaborative exhibition of manuscripts on this scale to 
be seen in Australia and will only be shown at the State Library of 
Victoria in Melbourne.

The exhibition opens to the public on Friday 28 March 2008 with over 90 
manuscripts from the 8th to the 16th centuries on display including 
examples of deluxe book production from Byzantium, England, France, 
Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Each is a unique and 
beautifully handcrafted object with a rich history. 

The exhibition is being supported by a public program of activities and 
events including lectures, talks and musical performances by e21, Early 
Voices and La Romanesca. These activities are proving extremely popular 
and bookings are required to ensure your place. 

In association with the exhibition  Readers Feast Bookstore has also 
opened a special exhibition shop stocking over 600 titles on sale about 
medieval subjects including history, culture, art, architecture, religion 
and literature. A selection of these titles are available online at 

The exhibition catalogue is a lavishly illustrated 288 page book published 
by MacMillan Art Publishing in association with the State Library of 
Victoria. It is available at the special price of $59.95 at the Readers 
Feast shop in the library foyer or online at 

State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street

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