(The picture above was taken during last year's visit to Special Collections with director of Special Collections Elaine Doak)
Students in Survey II (ART223 Art in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the Present Day) spent this morning's class time exploring Truman State University's Renaissance manuscript holdings. Students paged through and studied French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin manuscripts dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and including the University's beautiful late fifteenth-century book of hours. This semester's visit also featured manuscripts on loan to the University from The Remnant Trust (on view in the west display corridor until November 6, 2009), including a mid-fifteenth-century Latin manuscript with beautiful illuminated initials. The visit connected with class study of Renaissance art history and students' research work with primary sources.
(Page spread from the Book of Hours (France, late fifteenth century) showing the Adoration of the Magi on the left page)
Special Collections is on the third floor of Pickler Memorial Library (PML303) and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. so go see these manuscripts yourself! http://library.truman.edu/departments/specialcollections.asp