Senior Series - Illuminated Manuscripts: Treasures from the Collection


Lecture is FREE with paid admissions.
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October 28, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Rd
Reading, PA 19611

610-371-5858 (ext 254)

Melissa Varone

Drawn entirely from The Museum's fine collection of manuscript pages, Illuminated Manuscripts: Treasures from the Collection includes nearly fifty sheets - some with elaborate gold leaf decoration and intricate ornament - from medieval Bibles, Prayer Books, Psalters, Books of Hours, Choir Books, Missals, Breviaries, and Lectionaries. Most of the works date from the ninth through the early seventeenth centuries and are ink on vellum (animal skin). Italian examples will be included in the exhibition.

You are never too old to learn! Come to Reading Public Museum for this senior-friendly program to learn more details behind the exhibits at The Museum. This program will run the 4th Friday of the month and is FREE with Museum admission and FREE for Members. GUESTS OF ALL AGES WELCOME, reservations recommended for groups of 10 and more.

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