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Symposium January 15 2020: Celebrating the Burke Collection

Burke Collection

Stanford Libraries and Stanford Text Technologies are pleased to host a public symposium exploring the magnificent art of manuscript illuminators, working in the context of liturgical choirbooks, from a variety of perspectives and featuring Stanford faculty, students, and curators.

Medieval manuscripts occupy a space at the intersection of history, art, music, and literary studies. These richly complex objects invite interdisciplinary and multi-faceted study and, for the last two years, Stanford scholars have been fortunate to have a world-class collection of Italian manuscript materials on deposit and available for research and teaching. The Burke Collection of Early Italian Miniatures brings together forty-one examples showcasing the splendour of manuscript painting in Italy from the 13th through the 15th centuries.

The symposium on January 15 from 1-5.30pm coincides with the opening of an exhibit in Green Library in the Munger Rotunda and Peterson Gallery: The Illuminated Page: Manuscripts from the Burke Collection, 1150-1550.