Fragments of note: the afterlives of medieval manuscripts


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Begins on: Thursday 23 November 2017.
Ends on: Thursday 19 April 2018.
Location: Oxford
Related institutions: University of Oxford
“Fragments of note: the afterlives of medieval manuscripts” will examine the numerous medieval manuscript fragments held at Magdalen, largely medieval books that have been dismantled in the early modern period and re-used as binding waste or covers. The main exhibition will take a particular focus on fragments featuring musical notation and will be complemented by a selection of contemporary watercolour, collage, and paper-pulp relief works by fine artist Janet Boulton. The exhibition, co-curated by Dr. Giovanni Varelli (Prize Fellow in Music at Magdalen) and Mr. Daryl Green (Librarian), will run until April 19th 2018, and is open to both College and University members, and the general public, each Thursday afternoon from 2–4.30pm. The exhibition is housed in the College's Old Library, accessible via the Cloisters. Members of the public will need to pay the standard entrance fee in order to view the exhibition; members of the University can gain entrance by showing their University Card at the Lodge.
Related keywords: manuscript culture, material culture, music prints, musical printing, reader, university