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Presentation from HTAV conference, July 23, 2010

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  • Of course, there are not just books in the State Library’s collection. What other sorts of things do you think you could find? Books, newspapers, pictures, CDs, videos, DVDs, manuscripts, maps and magazines are just some of the things that you can find. Altogether, there are around 5 million items!
  • DID YOU KNOW? ‘ Illuminated’ originally meant the gold or silver decoration because it ‘lit up’ the page!
  • Most people were Catholic and took their faith very seriously.

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  • he Medieval Imagination Medieval manuscripts Engaging students through object and story
  • The State Library of Victoria
    • What is in the State Library’s Collection?
    CDs newspapers maps pictures magazines books DVDs videos manuscripts artefacts
  • Cuneiform tablet c. 2050 BC
  • The State Library of Victoria
    • Education Programs:
    • Education programs run by State Library staff cater for around 30,000 students annually.
    • The Open Access Program offers a free excursion to metropolitan government schools which are considered disadvantaged.
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  • medieval education program at the State Library
    • Our Medieval Calligraphy workshop includes;
    • Brief introduction to the period and to the making of illuminated manuscripts
    • Tour of Mirror of the World to look at medieval manuscripts and the history of the book
    • Hands on workshop to create a piece of medieval calligraphy
  • Illuminated manuscripts The Aspremont-Kievraing Psalter-Hours (c. 1300) 6 What is a manuscript?
    • A hand-made book
    What is an illuminated manuscript?
    • A manuscript that is decorated or illustrated
  • Illuminated manuscripts in society
    • Recreational reading
    7 Choirbook fragments What were illuminated manuscripts used for?
    • Religious services and duties
    • Personal religious studies
    • Recording information and legal documentation
    • The study of science and medicine
  • Manuscripts in medieval life
    • Only a very small number of people owned or used manuscripts during the Middle Ages
    • The books can tell us a lot about medieval life
    Feudal system Warfare Religion Daily life 9 10 11 12
  • Daily life Back to medieval life Move on 16 17 18 19
    • Peasants
    • Hard labour – for the lord or business
    • Hard labour – for the family
    • Food preparation
    • Looking after children
    • Housework
    • Knight
    • Hunting
    • Training
    • Gambling
    • Attending church
    • Clergy
    • Attending church (eight times a day)
    • Chores: gardening, food preparation, scribing
    • Study
    • Giving alms
    • Lord and lady
    • Hunting
    • Recreation
    • Training
    • Managing the manor
    • Attending church
  • The cost of manuscript production
    • Manuscripts were hand-made and took a very long time to make.
    • Many different people were involved:
      • Parchmenter: prepared the parchment
      • Scribe: wrote the script
      • Illuminator: completed the illustrations and decoration
      • Binder and finisher: sewed the manuscript into a codex
    21 Pope Boniface VIII, Book of Decretals (1300s)
  • Making a manuscript Vellum Exemplar Cover boards Binding thongs Bone spatula 22
  • Common features and themes in manuscripts
    • Miniature
    • Historiated initial
    • Decorated initial
    • Rubric
    • Border
    Move on
  • Common features in manuscripts Miniature Historiated initial Decorated initial Rubric Border Move on 28 Book of hours (c. 1420)
  • Common features in manuscripts Miniature Historiated initial Decorated initial Rubric Border Move on Book of hours (c. 1420) 28
  • Common features in manuscripts Miniature Historiated initial Decorated initial Rubric Border Move on 29 Le Roman de la Rose (love poem, c. 1330)
  • Common features in manuscripts Miniature Historiated initial Decorated initial Rubric Border Move on 30 Bible – Genesis (Bologna, c. 1265)
  • Common features in manuscripts Miniature Historiated initial Decorated initial Rubric Border Move on 31 Missal (England, c. 1430)
  • Teaching medieval history using manuscripts
    • Why use manuscripts?
    • Primary source material
    • Ease of access
    • Variety of topics and concepts can be covered with an overarching theme
    39 Gospels of St Luke and St John (c. 720)
  • Teaching medieval history using manuscripts
    • Where can I find them?
    • Print
    • Offsite (excursion: State Library of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria)
    • Online
    39 Gospels of St Luke and St John (c. 720)
  • Teaching medieval history using manuscripts
    • How can they be used?
    • Theme based studies:
    • language, literacy, religion, technology, authority, professions, culture, values
    • Fully integrated study:
    • use the study of manuscripts as a base to understand medieval society
    39 Gospels of St Luke and St John (c. 720)
  • Medieval Calligraphy Materials courtesy of Nicoll Heaslip
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  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • Medieval Manuscripts Education Resource:
    • http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/explore/student-teacher-resources/medieval-imagination-education-kit
    • Contains:
    • Background information
    • Activities
    • Resources
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • Mirror of the World
    • http://www.mirroroftheworld.com.au/
    • Contains:
    • Timeline
    • Images
    • Background information
    • Educational activities
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • Fitzwilliam Museum
    • http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/pharos/sections/making_art/index_manuscript.html
    • Contains:
    • Background information
    • Fact sheets
    • Education Resources
    • Interactive program to make a manuscript
    • Images
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • British Library – Medieval Realms
    • http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/medieval/medievalrealms.html
    • Contains:
    • Background information
    • Education Activities
    • Images
    • Other medieval information and activities
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • British Library – Manuscript Catalogue
    • http://prodigi.bl.uk/illcat/welcome.htm
    • British Library – Turning the pages
    • http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html
    • Contains:
    • Information and digital images for a large collection of medieval manuscripts
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York
    • http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/07/euwb/ht07euwb.htm
    • Contains:
    • Contextual information
    • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
    • Images
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • Free Library of Philadelphia
    • http://libwww.library.phila.gov/medievalman/index.cfm
    • Contains:
    • Detailed Information
    • Images
    • Resources and Links
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art – Leaves of Gold
    • http://www.leavesofgold.org/
    • Contains:
    • Information
    • Images
    • Education Resources
  • Manuscript resources
    • Online resources:
    • Museum of London
    • http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Permanent/medieval/Games/Apprentice.htm
    • Contains:
    • A bit of fun…
    • Print based resources:
    • The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand. Stocks, B. and Morgan, N. (Eds). 2008. State Library of Victoria, Australia
    • The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. Wieck, R.S. 1988. Sotheby’s Publications, UK.
    • A Treasury of Hours. Faÿ-Sallois, F. 2002. Getty Publications: USA
    Manuscript resources
    • Print based resources cont’d:
    • Discovering Art: Illuminated Manuscript . Gill, D.M. 1996. Brockhampton Press, UK.
    • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! – Voices from a medieval village . Schlitz, L.A. 2007. Candlewick Press: Massachusetts, USA.
    • Medieval Illuminators and their methods of work. Alexander, J.J.G. 1992. Yale University Press: London, UK.
    • The Cambridge Illuminations . Binski, P. & Panayotova, S. (Eds). 2005. Harvey Miller Publishers: London, UK.
    Manuscript resources
  • Any questions?
  • Image credits
    • State Library of Victoria
    • Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge
    • University of Sydney
    • Making a Manuscript – Bernard Muir
    • Making a Manuscript – Bernard Muir
    • Making a Manuscript – Bernard Muir
    • Making a Manuscript – Bernard Muir
    • Making a Manuscript – Bernard Muir
    • State Library of Victoria
    • Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge
    • Syndics of Cambridge University Library
    • Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    • Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge
    • State Library of Victoria
    • Auckland City Libraries, Special Collections
    • Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
    • State Library of Victoria
    • State Library of South Australia
    • National Library of New Zealand
    • Master and Fellow of Corpus Christi College
    • Master and Fellow of Corpus Christi College
    • La Trobe Reading Room – State Library of Victoria
    • Map of the United Kingdom – Wikipedia
    • Map of Europe – Wikipedia
    • Map of Europe 395BC – Internet Medieval Sourcebook:
    • http:// www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbookmap.html
    • Map of Europe 1360BC – Internet Medieval Sourcebook:
    • http:// www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbookmap.html
    • National Gallery of Victoria
    • Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
    • Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    • Statue at York Cathedral – S Rose
    • Advantage White Knight – photo by Joits: www.flickr.com
    • Chester Cathedral – S Rose
    • Dolwyddelan Castle – S Rose
    • Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    • Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    • Dolwyddelan Castle – S Rose
    • State Library of Victoria
    • Auckland City Libraries, Special Collections
    • Syndics of Cambridge University Library