Liturgical manuscripts and medieval miniatures at the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia is the setting for an exhibition of liturgical music manuscripts dating from the 10th through 16th centuries. Cantate Domino: Medieval Music Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia, 900-1500 will be open until June 26, 2009.

The library owns the largest collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts in the Philadelphia area, and offers links to learn more about medieval illumination on its website. Also of interest is the Leaves of Gold Project, a digitized collection with "more than 7,000 medieval and Renaissance miniature paintings showing religious scenes, classical tales, historical events, and medieval romances."

If anyone is coming to see

If anyone is coming to see the exhibit, be sure to go to the Inter-Library Loan Department of the Free Library (way in the basement) and ask for Steve Blowney, aka Sir Mord Hrutsson the Green!