Treasured Manuscripts

Friday 18 May 2018
11am-1.30pm


Buying and Selling Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

Treasured Manuscripts, Holkham Hall, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, North Norfolk | Buying and Selling Manuscripts and Early Printed Books | history, educational

Meet the curators and discover more about the ‘Treasures and Trophies’ exhibition with this special two-part event in Holkham Hall including a rare opportunity to see, first-hand, a selection of important examples from Holkham’s incredible collection of manuscripts. The exhibition curator, and Holkham archivist, Lucy Purvis will take you on a guided tour of the exhibition and reveal insights into the ideas that Thomas Coke explored on his Grand Tour and how they have shaped Holkham. Delve into our unparalleled manuscript and early book collection with our manuscript curator, Dr Laura Nuvoloni. In these specially-devised illustrated talks, Laura will be focusing on the medieval and early modern collections in the Holkham library.

Buying and Selling Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

Thomas Coke made some very important purchases on his six-year grand tour. Hear how books and manuscripts came to be available to collectors, including the very different stories behind major purchases Thomas made in Lyon, Padua and Venice.

Price: Adult £25, Child (ages 10 years and over) £12.50. Tickets include car parking and coffee and biscuits.

Location: Holkham Hall, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, North Norfolk

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history, educational

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