Manutius in Maryland

Prof Stephen Milner with Lynley Anne Herbert, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts & Rare Books

Prof Stephen Milner with Lynley Anne Herbert, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts & Rare Books

image This afternoon we have been at the Walters Art Gallery with Abigail Quandt and her team, well known for her Archimedes Palimpsest research. The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. We were also joined by Sonja Jorden Mowery and others from the Johns Hopkins University. The collections at the Walters are perfectly linked with those of the John Rylands, and the Venetian Vellum project as seen by Urbanus Bellunenis Institutiones Gracae Grammaticae printed in Venice by Aldus Manutius 1496/7. We were also shown Ethiopian, Armenian, Kufic and Byzantine items from the collections. image

Abigail Quandt and some of the wonderful collections

Abigail Quandt and some of the wonderful collections

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