Marginalia, Vol. 3 (2006)
The Cambridge Illuminations (July-December 2005) has been judged to be not only the largest exhibition of illuminated manuscripts in a century (the second largest ever), but also one of the best displayed and most successful. It highlighted in an unprecedented way the ‘hidden’ and yet most characteristic treasures of Cambridge – its books and its academics.
Unlike other great manuscript repositories where the manuscripts are housed under the roof of a single institution, the Cambridge treasures are shared between numerous libraries.