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Readers and Vandals in the Ramey Collection

Submitted by Kate Kasten on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 2:53pm

In September 2014, I began an internship in the Department of Printed Books and Bindings at the Morgan Library & Museum while studying for a Master’s of Library Science degree with an emphasis on Special Collections. My academic background is in French literature and cultural studies. The department was looking for an intern to work on the Ramey Collection, and I was pleased to arrive in the right place at the right time.

Adam and Eve

Submitted by John Bidwell on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:56am
Pomarium mysticum tum novorum tum veterum fructuum, animae Christianae

Willem van Branteghem, Pomarium mysticum tum novorum tum veterum fructuum, animae Christianae. Antwerp: Willem Vorsterman, 1535. Purchased on the Curt F. Bühler Fund, 2014.
 

Technical Analysis of The Crusader Bible

Submitted by Thaw Conservati... on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:48pm

To enhance our understanding of the Crusader Bible, the Thaw Conservation Center performed non-destructive analysis including X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and digital imaging techniques to characterize the pigments in folios believed to be executed by different illuminators. This post will introduce the analytical methods used and the fascinating information that the data revealed about the Crusader Bible.

Jean-Joseph Chamant: The Lost Sketchbook

Submitted by Thaw Conservati... on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:59am

Take a peek inside a rare and fascinating 18th-century artist's sketchbook of theater designs, recently discovered at NYU's Villa La Pietra, in Florence, Italy. This video highlights the little-known history of an itinerant French artist, Joseph Chamant, as revealed through a collaborative material examination and conservation treatment of his sketchbook.

Ottavio Farnese

Submitted by John Bidwell on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:49am

Ottavio Farnese (1598–1643). Quaestiones definitae ex triplici philosophia, rationali, naturali, morali, in Parmensi Academia publicè triduum disputatae. Parma: Anteo Viotti, 1613. Purchased on the L. C. Harper Fund, 2012.

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