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Exploring the Walsingham Bible

From: Thursday 28.02.19
at 1:00pm
To: Thursday 28.02.19
at 3:00pm

Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
D02 AD92


Free, no booking required


Making a manuscript in twelfth-century Norfolk.

Event description: 

The Walsingham Bible (CBL W 022) is an impressive example of Romanesque manuscript illumination, and one of only two books to survive from the library of Walsingham Priory in Norfolk, England.
A rare example of the magnificent large bibles commissioned in the 12th century, this talk will concentrate on the materiality of this stunning manuscript—that is the way in which it was made, and the evidence of its lifetime as preserved in its pages today.

Kristine Rose-Beers ACR is Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty, and an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). She specialises in the conservation of bound manuscript material.