The Black Hours at the Morgan Library & Museum

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 3 PM

Perspectives from a Conservator and a Curator

Join Frank Trujillo, Drue Heinz Book Conservator, and Roger S. Wieck, Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, for a discussion of the Morgan's Black Hours. A fifteenth-century manuscript illuminated on colored parchment, this Book of Hours is one of only a handful of similar manuscripts in collections worldwide.  The presentation will delve into the story of the manufacture of the codex, scientific analysis to identify the black colorant, and, from a curatorial viewpoint, observations of some riddles the book poses.

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

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"Black Hours," for Rome use. Belgium, Bruges, c. 1470, MS M.493. The Morgan Library & Museum.

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