Medieval and early modern marginalia

Booked out

Detail from a Book of Hours, c. 1490, Southern Netherlands, State Library Victoria.
Date
11 July 2019, 11:00am11:45am
11 July 2019, 6:00pm6:45pm
Cost
Free
Bookings
Location Meet at Entry 4, via La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

A face peeping through golden foliage, an inscription to a loved one, an inky fingerprint: marginalia takes many forms. Marks made by individuals in their books are of increasing interest in our digital world; they represent material connections with the past.

Join curator Anna Welch to explore examples of curious marginalia from the State Library’s rich collection of medieval and early modern books.

This event is in partnership with Rare Book Week.