The Gilded Library: Japanese illuminated manuscripts in the Bodleian collection

A section of a painted handscroll written vertically in Japanese calligraphy, with black ink against a brown and grey background

ONLINE TALK

The Gilded Library: Japanese illuminated manuscripts in the Bodleian collection

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 Wednesday 20 July 2022

 2–3pm

  Online via Zoom

  Free event, booking required

Booking for this event is now closed.

About the event 

Join us for a virtual show-and-tell with Professor Melissa McCormick of Harvard University. We will look at highlights from the Bodleian’s collection of Japanese illuminated handscrolls and painted manuscripts, and explore their formats and materiality, as well as the cultural context in which these books were created and used.

 Speaker

Professor Melissa McCormick is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at Harvard University.

 Booking information

Booking is required. This event takes place online. Register by 19 July (9am BST) to receive the Zoom link for this presentation.

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