Introducing the Medieval Book Study Day: Teaching from the Hart Collection
Dr Cynthia Johnston leads this introduction to the medieval illuminated book. Using examples from the beautiful manuscripts in the R.E. Hart Collection, she will describe the world of the medieval reader. What sorts of books did medieval readers want and how did they obtain them? How were the books made and by whom? What was the medieval ‘best seller’? The day will conclude with the opportunity for participants to have direct experience with these medieval treasures in Blackburn Museum’s Level 2.
Cost: £20, including lunch and refreshments
Date and time: 10.00-16.00, Friday 15 February 2019
Location: Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Level 2, Museum Street, Blackburn BB1 7AJ
Contact: Katy Thompson
(020 7862 8683)
This Study Day will accommodate 12 participants.
For further information on the course and how to book please click here.
10.30-11.30 Session 1: The Book in Medieval Society; Readers and Makers
Case Studies from the Hart Collection: The Peckover Psalter (France 1220), The Blackburn Psalter (Oxford?, 1270-80)
11.30-11.50 Tea/Coffee break
11.50-13.00 Session 2: The Medieval ‘Best Seller’: The Book of Hours; Making books in London, Paris and Venice
Case Studies: Hart’s Books of Hours from England, Paris, Venice, France and the Low Countries
13.40-15.00 Session 3: Gothic Art in manuscript illumination The painter and the scribe
Case Studies: The Master of Edward 4th and Johannes de Berlandia
15.00-15.20 Tea/Coffee break
15.20-16:00 Session 4: Examination of books and review of the day