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Cambridge Illuminations

Cambridge Illuminations

Panayotova, Stella

Marginalia, Vol. 3 (2006)

Abstract

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.

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