Reading the Object: Ink as Medium in Letters, Drawings, Manuscripts, and Printed Works (Cancelled)

This program has been cancelled. We will be in contact if we are able to reschedule the program at a later date. Please contact tickets@themorgan.org with any questions.

Treasures from the Vault: A Morgan Seminar Series
Join curators and experts for an up-close exploration of the Morgan's greatest treasures. Limited availability; advance registration required.

Reading the Object: Ink as Medium in Letters, Drawings, Manuscripts, and Printed Works
Conservators from the Thaw Conservation Center will discuss the use of ink to create works of art​ ​on paper and parchment. For centuries ink has been used to freely draw and write letters; illustrate manuscripts; and print documents, books, and single works of art. Writing or drawing ink is an extraordinarily variable medium because it has no set rules of manufacture, requiring only that it flow from quill, pen or brush; printing inks have different requirements, but are equally varied. Examples of myriad types of inks from the departments that comprise the Morgan’s collections will be discussed.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 6 PM

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.