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[GUIDED TOUR 導賞] 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

Event Details

EXHIBITION - 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).




Date/Time27/02/2016 16:00-16:30
Venue1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 01/12/2015 12:00(HKT) to 24/02/2016 13:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 25. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Elena Cheung by email at