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Cut, Eaten, Burnt, Stained: The Perilous Life of Old Books
March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is honored to partner with the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) for Destruction and the Book, a three-part lecture series exploring the history of the book.
The second lecture in the series is “Cut, Eaten, Burnt, Stained: The Perilous Life of Old Books” with Dr. Melissa Moreton, Assistant Director for Strategic Development at HMML. The manuscripts and early printed books that have survived across the centuries have endured use by many hands and abuse in many forms. Manuscripts have been cut up, their illuminations sold and dispersed, eaten by book worms and rodents, damaged in floods and fires – but often survive these ravages to carry forward the messages held within their covers. This talk will explore the world of damaged medieval books and demonstrate the resilience of these carriers of knowledge.
Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 7pm, with a wine reception to follow. We ask that you to RSVP via Eventbrite:
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