History of Art students study 600-year-old manuscripts

Thu, 04/09/2020

Medieval art students visit the Rare and Manuscript Collections, where they were able to not only view 600-year-old manuscripts, but also learned how to handle them for close studies. Curator Laurent Ferri highlighted the function and history of individual objects to the students, while Michael Bednar introduced them to materials and technologies utilized for making different types of manuscripts. The students especially enjoyed learning about chained books made with weather-protective wood binding, as well as the sheer number of goat hides it took to produce the pages of an illuminated codex.

ARTH 2355, Introduction to Art History: Medieval Art and Culture is co-taught by Professors Cynthia Robinson and Benjamin Anderson with Teaching Assistant, History of Art PhD candidate, Betty Hensellek.

Students studying medieval manuscripts

Students studying medieval manuscripts

Students studying medieval manuscripts

Students studying medieval manuscripts