Recent conservation and research on the two Winchester Bibles

27 June 2017 10.00am 5.30pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Contact:

Felice Vermeulen | felice.vermeulen@bodleian.ox.ac.uk | 01865 277076

Description

The Bodleian Library and Winchester Cathedral have been in the process of conserving, digitizing and rebinding of the Winchester Bible since 2014.

This symposium will mark the end of the conservation of volume 3 and the beginning of work on the last volume. The Bodleian will mark this important occasion by displaying the newly bound volume 3 and one bifolium from volume 4, alongside both volumes of the 'other' Winchester Bible (Bodleian Library, MSS. Auct. E. inf. 1 and 2) in the Weston Library's Treasury gallery (10-30 June 2017).

During conservation work at the Bodleian a group of scholars were invited by the Bodleian and the Winchester Dean and Chapter to undertake research on the disbound manuscript and the symposium will bring together these conservators, art historians, palaeographers, manuscript and textual historians, with the Vice-Dean and Librarian of Winchester Cathedral to discuss their findings. The work has prompted fresh study of the closely connected Bodleian 'Auct.' Bible and the symposium will be an opportunity to explore the state of current knowledge of these two manuscripts, as well as outline areas for future work.

Image: With kind permission from Winchester Cathedral

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