‘Magnifieke Middeleeuwen’ catalogue

Behind every manuscript lies a story. In the introduction to the Magnifieke Middeleeuwen (‘Magnificent Middle Ages’) catalogue, Dirk Imhof, curator of old printed books, reveals the reasons why the Officina Plantiniana purchased its manuscripts.

The 'how and why' of manuscripts

The importance of the manuscript collection to the Museum goes beyond the sum of its parts. Besides the quality of these manuscripts, it is also useful to know how they entered the collection. Dirk Imhof, curator of old printed works, reveals in the introduction why these manuscripts were acquired, and what their role was in the production of books by the famous Officina Plantiniana. 

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