Calligraphy, illumination, paper making, bookbinding, printing, and related sciences and arts
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 13:57
In the last exhibit of a series on emperors, the British Museum will present Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler which reveals elements of the mysterious life of the last emperor of the Aztecs. The exhibition will run 24 September 2009 to 24 January 2010. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 18:53
Single illuminated pages from medieval manuscripts often end up as single exhibits in museums, or worse, stuck in a drawer, unviewed and unappreciated, but a new exhibit Heaven on Earth: Manuscript Illuminations From the National Gallery of Art showcases these single pieces as the gems they are. Paul Richard of The Washington Post has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 15:44
Residents of Nashville, Tennessee have the rare opportunity to view "some of the finest medieval art in the United States" when the Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art now through June 7, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 12:27
A 12-year-old boy fights off Vikings to help complete the Book of Kells in a new animated adventure from Cartoon Saloon. The film was scheduled for release late winter 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-05-15 09:26
The Medieval Tymes website is hosting a digitized copy of the Maciejowski Bible, a 13th century manuscript commissioned by King Louis IX (Saint Louis) of France and executed by unknown scribes.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-11 16:10
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-04 10:28
The World Digital Library, Unesco's project to "promote curiosity and understanding across cultures," has launched its website with 1,200 documents ranging from a" 1,000-year-old Japanese novel to the earliest known map to mention America by name."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-24 15:21
Visitors to the British Library's Treasures in Full: Magna Carta website are invited to enjoy an in-depth look at the document through the use of Magna Carta Viewer, a Shockwave plugin, which can be downloaded free from the Adobe website. The site also includes a simple, clickable website that allows viewers to zoom in for a closeup look.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-14 15:06
British History Online has posted the letters and papers of Henry VIII from the beginning of the king's reign in 1509 until January 1547. The website includes daily journal and calendar entries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-03 15:37
Visitors to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will be treated to a small exhibit of ceramic jars, lacquer boxes, and scroll paintings from 15th - 17th century Korea when they encounter Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-30 07:15
Every librarian understands the concept of "missing" books: those volumes stolen, mis-shelved, or misplaced that usually turn up. But if those books are at the British Library and number in the thousands, the problem could be disastrous.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-28 14:33
A recent analysis of the handwriting of King Henry VIII shows that he was brought up in a household dominated by his mother and sister, and shows traits of being emotionally dependent on women.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-20 03:10
On March 24, 2009, Kathryn M. Rudy, a world-renowned art historian, will discuss the history of the postcard, tracing its roots to the 15th century. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 107 of Syracuse University's Hall of Languages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-18 13:28
The Levenger Company has produced a facsimile of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a 14th century Spanish prayer book and the oldest haggadah known. The original found its way to Sarajevo, and was saved by an Islamic scholar during World War II.
Submitted by Elinor Strangewayes on Thu, 2009-03-12 11:45
The City Archives building in Cologne, Germany collapsed unexpectedly on March 3, 2009. Six stories of archival storage were destroyed, including documents dating from the 10th century and the minutes of Cologne town council meetings recorded in an unbroken line back to 1376.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-11 07:28
Thousands of medieval manuscripts have been digitized over the past few years, but according to researchers they are buried in hundreds of search engine hits on the Internet.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-25 12:36
On the CR (Creative Review) Blog, Patrick has posted an illustrated discussion of the British Library's Macclesfield Alphabet Book, a pattern book "filled with designs for different styles of script, letters, initials and decorative borders."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 18:39
Karin Larsdatter provides advice for the lovelorn in a translation on her Medieval Material Culture Blog. The entry looks at a 12th century handbook of letter writing recently discovered at the Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 11:41
Scribal hands are not idle hands, they always seek perfection in the minute, in the delicate aspects of their craft, and in historic perception of their art. For knowledge they seek boundless historical references, for experience they seek each other's council.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-18 07:48
Researchers working with land documents dating to the 13th century have discovered Facebook-like social networks that tied together ten villages in southwest France.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-14 16:55
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota will offer several workshops of interest to scribes and bookbinders including A Modern Variation on the Medieval Book, which will take place on Mondays March 2-23 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-14 11:16
Gryffyn's Keep is calling all scribes to attend a gathering on Saturday March 7, 2009 at the Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Rt 380, Murrysville, PA 15668. There will be classes taught by some of the Kingdom's finest scribes. It will be a perfect time to work on your projects for Ice Dragon.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-10 13:57
The Annual Bellewode Heraldic, Scribal, and Dance Symposium is coming up on April 4, 2009 and we are looking for teachers for classes during the day, and of course people to come have fun at the dance during the evening!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-08 09:02
The Cloisters, the medieval museum in New York City, provides a blog discussing issues pertaining to medieval gardens including such topics at topiary, herbs, seasonal plants, and gardening techniques.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-05 19:12
The Shire of Blackwater would like to invite you to join us for an all day Regional Scriptorium on Saturday, February 7th at the Olean Masonic Temple, 124 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760. We'll be on the 5th floor.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-04 14:15
What happens when three bards walk into a bar? I'm not sure, but you can bet there will be music, stories, and a lot of laughter. If you're an experienced Bard, would like to try it, or just enjoy rubbing elbows with those great folks that keep us entertained, than this is the event for you. More of a fighter? We've got that! Looking for something more quiet and artsy? We'll also be holding a Scriptorium! and, as always, we'll have some great activities for the little ones!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-03 16:12
Bookworms and crude repairs have wrought destruction on the priceless parchment books in the archives of the Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. American Public Radio's Speaking of Faith has the 14-minute, online story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-29 14:20
The New York Times reports that the Morgan Library and Museum in New York plans to create a digital copy of one of its Gutenberg Bibles and post it on the library's website.
Submitted by Havoise de Rohan on Tue, 2009-01-20 16:43
Taking advantage of the fact that many medieval manuscripts were written onto animal skins, scientists are using the remaining DNA from these skins to help identify manuscripts that were created near one another in time and space.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-20 12:25
Hrolf Jamesonreports that the British Library has acquired the the Dering Roll, the "oldest extant Medieval Roll of Arms." The document was purchased for UK£194,184.