A heads up about an intriguing exhibition coming to the British Library (11 November 2011 – 13 March 2012.)
Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination is the British Library’s first major exhibition to bring together the Library’s Royal collection, a treasure trove of illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England between the 9th and 16th centuries. These dazzling artistic artefacts will debunk the myth that these were ‘the Dark Ages’. Read more here.
However, if you are lucky enough to be in Los Angeles, you can visit the Getty Museum and see their fantastic collection of illuminated manuscripts. The current exhibition is In the Beginning Was the Word: Medieval Gospel Illumination
(August 30–November 27, 2011.) Read more about the collection here.