Meet the Manuscripts: MS Ashmole 1504

Image of embroidery in orange, red, green and gold on the back of a jacket inspired by a 16th century pattern book

ONLINE LECTURE

Meet the Manuscripts: MS Ashmole 1504

flourish horizontal

 Wednesday 2 February 2022

 4.30–5.30pm (GMT)

  Online

  Free event, booking required

Book now

About the event

MS Ashmole 1504, which can best be described as a 'herbal and bestiary', contains images of flora and fauna together with stylised, floriated ornaments and coloured alphabets. Dating from around 1520, the manuscript was probably conceived as a pattern book for a variety of decorative media, including wall painting, stained glass, painted cloths and embroidery.

Dr Martin Kauffmann, Head of Early and Rare Collections at the Bodleian Libraries, and Dr Lynn Hulse, Co-Founder of Ornamental Embroidery, explore MS Ashmole 1504 and the project inspired by it: The Needle's Art, an exhibition of contemporary stitch, on display at the Weston Library until 30 January 2022.

 Speakers

Dr Martin Kauffmann, Head of Early and Rare Collections at the Bodleian Libraries

Dr Lynn Hulse, Co-Founder of Ornamental Embroidery

 Booking information

When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

A link to access each lecture will be sent in the 24 hours before the event to the email address associated with your booking. Please check your junk/spam email folder. If you have not received this link 3 hours before the event please email: publicengagement@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Book now

Acknowledgements

This event is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

The Helen Hamlyn Trust logo

Other events you might be interested in

flourish horizontal