The Getty Manuscripts
Marginalia, Vol. 7, (2008)
Thanks in part to the holdings of the Huntington Library in San Marino, Los Angeles has long been an important destination for those engaged in the study of manuscripts. But on the other side of downtown LA, another institution has established itself as an important Southern Californian destination for students of medieval manuscript illumination. Atop a hill overlooking both the Pacific Ocean and the lights of Los Angeles sits the Getty Center, a gleaming marble monument to art and architecture. The largest building at the Center houses the J. Paul Getty Museum, and within the Museum is a growing collection of some of the world’s most dazzling medieval manuscripts.