You Must Judge a Book by Its Cover: Highlights from the Julia Miller Collection of Bookbinding Models

Binding Model based on Scheide Codex (Gospel according to Matthew, 4th/5th c.) Scheide Library, Princeton University, from the Julia Miller Collection of Bookbinding Models, Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan

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August 1st through September 27th
Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections, 6th Floor
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What did a book look like in ancient Rome? How did our ancestors read, hold and protect their books? How did medieval monks construct the bindings of their manuscripts? These and many other questions will be answered by visiting our exhibit of models recreating ancient and medieval bookbindings. Bequeathed by scholar conservator Julia Miller, this extraordinary teaching collection of bookbinding models includes replicas of Graeco-Roman tablets, early Coptic books, as well as medieval European, Near Eastern, and Islamic bindings spanning from the 12th to the 17th century.

Exhibit hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays

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Kristine Greive
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