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[EXHIBITION 展覽] Illustrious Illuminations:Christian Manuscripts 輝煌的啟示:基督宗教手稿
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Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

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Illustrious Illuminations: Christian Manuscripts from the High Gothic to the High Renaissance (1250-1540)

The University Museum and Art Gallery will be working with the McCarthy Collection to display, for the first time in Hong Kong, an exquisite selection of Gothic and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts.

Long treasured as visual presentations of the Christian Gospel, these miniature paintings give evidence of the talent and culture connected to the art of book illustration. At a time when large parts of society remained illiterate, both text and image in rare books, such as Bibles and Books of Hours, presented an art form to which only a few community members had access. Today, in a flood of visual information, these exceptional documents highlight the important historic and cultural context from which they emerge.

An opening ceremony of the exhibition will be held at UMAG on December 10 (Thursday).

香港大學美術博物館很高興與麥卡錫蒐藏合作,首次於香港展出一系列精心挑選的哥德及文藝復興時期的泥金插畫手繪本。此類微繪手稿長期以來作為基督宗教福音書的圖像化表述而被珍藏,她們體現著插畫藝術的才華與文化。在那個只有極少數人識字的年代,古籍善本例如聖經和時禱書中的文字和圖像,皆體現了一種被少數社群成員所獨享的藝術形式。今時今日,於視覺信息的洪流之中,這些難得一見的珍貴文本集中呈現了其所誕生的那個世代的重要歷史和文化處境。

展覽開幕禮將於12月10日(星期四)舉行。

Date/Time11/12/2015 to 28/02/2016 09:30-18:00
LanguageEnglish and Chinese

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Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Elena Cheung by email at elenac@hku.hk