Thursday, 20 December 2012

To the Ends of the Earth exhibition

'To the Ends of the Earth' opened at the Alexander Turnbull Library's gallery on the 26th November 2012 and runs until 19 January 2013.

The exhibition features a selection of some of the most rare and exquisite holdings from the library's Rare Books and Fine Printing Collection. This includes a manuscript Bible from the 13th century, an illuminated Psalter and Book of Hours from the 15th century, stunning handmade bookbindings, and more.
 
Ref: 7-C1906, the Rossdhu Book of Hours, Sir George Grey Special Collections
The exhibition also celebrates the story of Old World bibles in New Zealand, and the development of the Turnbull's Rare Book holdings.

Accompanying the exhibition is a wide range of public programmes, including poetry readings and public talks. Workshops let you get creative and try your  hand at illuminated lettering and writing with a quill pen. Book in for these events quickly!

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