The Lilly Scriptorium: Imagining and Experiencing the Medieval Book

Join us at the Lilly Library as we explore the world of the medieval book and the techniques and tools employed by medieval scribes, illuminators, and painters who created these works of art. You will also gain hands-on experience as you practice such things as basic gold leafing and writing with quill pens.

Psalter, in Latin [England, 15th century]. Ricketts manuscripts collection.

Courtesy, The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

About the Course

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Join us at the Lilly Library as we explore the world of the medieval book and the techniques and tools employed by... See more medieval scribes, illuminators, and painters who created these works of art. Gain insights into the richness and skills involved in creating a medieval manuscript as you interact with selected medieval manuscripts drawn from the Lilly Library's collections. You will also gain hands-on experience as you practice such things as basic gold leafing and writing with quill pens. Don’t miss this rare and unique opportunity!

 

Instructors: Maureen Maryanski is the Education and Outreach Librarian at the Lilly Library where she coordinates class visits and tours to the library and teaches with special collections to a wide array of classes. She relishes talking about and sharing the collections at the Lilly Library, including medieval manuscripts, with diverse and enthusiastic audiences.

 

Lori Dekydtspotter is the head of Technical Services at the Lilly Library. In addition, she is currently an Adjunct Associate Instructor in the Department of Information and Library Science with the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.



Course At-A-Glance

Fee:  $0.00
  Must be 18 or older
  Fee includes all materials
  Fee includes discounted IMU parking

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