The Art of Illumination

Bodleian Library MS. Auct. E. inf. 1

TALK

The Art of Illumination: makers and users of medieval manuscripts

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 Saturday 25 June 2022

 2–4.30pm

  Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

  Booking required

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About the event 

Join Oxford Festival of the Arts for fascinating insight with the Festival triumvirate of experts on illuminated manuscripts. Fresh from her involvement in the British Library’s journey from East to West through the dazzling beauty of fifty spectacular manuscripts across cultures for their exhibition ‘Gold’, world-renowned scribe and illuminator, Patricia Lovett MBE will talk about the origin and use of pigments and the mediaeval craft processes that enabled these luminous manuscripts to ‘catch the light’.

Professor Emerita of Medieval MS Studies (SAS, University of London) and former Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library, Michelle Brown will discuss these wonders from an historical perspective, using the manuscripts as windows into the lives of those who made and used them, and into the age in which they were made.

This afternoon of medieval wonder is made whole by the display on manuscripts curated by Dr Andrew Dunning, R.W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts; Supernumerary Fellow in Book History (Jesus College), who will speak to the manuscripts.

 Speakers

Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval MS Studies, SAS, University of London Patricia Lovett MBE, world-renowned scribe and illuminator Dr Andrew Dunning, RW Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, Supernumerary Fellow in Book History (Jesus College)

 Booking information

Booking is required. This event takes place in the Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. When you have booked your place the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

 Location

Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

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Oxford Festival of the Arts

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