Durham's Medieval Manuscripts: How Were They Written?

@ Durham Cathedral

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04 February 2017

10.00am - 1.00pm

A free event with donations of £10 welcome on the day

Prior’s Hall

With Professor Andy Beeby (Department of Chemistry, Durham University) and Professor Richard Gameson (Department of History, Durham University)

Durham’s medieval manuscripts preserve the handwriting, artwork and craft-skills of generations of monks and paid professional craftsmen. The speakers will explain how these books were made and the nature and origin of the inks and pigments that were used, drawing on recent scientific analysis that has revolutionised understanding of the materials and processes involved. This will include a demonstration of spectroscoping instrumentation using tools employed to investigate the pigments present in manuscripts.

A free event with donations of £10 welcome on the day. Please contact events@durhamcathedral.co.uk to reserve a place.

Venue
Durham Cathedral
The College
County Durham
DH1 3EQ

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