Tuesday, June 15, 2010

July 1: Lectures on the Art of Hebrew Manuscripts and Books at Metropolitan Museum of Art

As it is written: Lectures on the Art of Hebrew Manuscripts and Books
July 1, 2010; 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.; Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
Free with Museum admission.

Learn about recent research in the field of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts and decorated printed books on the occasion of the exhibition A Journey Through Jewish Worlds: Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books, currently on view at Yeshiva University Museum.

Hidden Treasure: The Intellectual Life of Medieval Ashkenazi Jews
Ephraim Kanarfogel, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University

Making Hebrew Manuscripts in a Gentile World
Evelyn M. Cohen, independent scholar, New York

Hebrew Manuscripts after Gutenberg
Emile G. L. Schrijver, Curator, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Special Collections, University of Amsterdam

These lectures are made possible by the René and Susanne Braginsky Foundation, Zurich.


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