Miraculous: medieval manuscripts at Auckland Libraries

Where

Central City Library | Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland City Centre

Heritage Gallery, level 2

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When

Monday 25 September 2023
9am-5pm


Tuesday 26 September 2023
9am-5pm


Wednesday 27 September 2023
9am-5pm


Thursday 28 September 2023
9am-5pm


Friday 29 September 2023
9am-5pm


Saturday 30 September 2023
10am-4pm


Monday 2 October 2023
9am-5pm


Tuesday 3 October 2023
9am-5pm


Wednesday 4 October 2023
9am-5pm


Thursday 5 October 2023
9am-5pm


Friday 6 October 2023
9am-5pm


Saturday 7 October 2023
10am-4pm


Monday 9 October 2023
9am-5pm


Tuesday 10 October 2023
9am-5pm


Wednesday 11 October 2023
9am-5pm


Thursday 12 October 2023
9am-5pm


Friday 13 October 2023
9am-5pm


Saturday 14 October 2023
10am-4pm


Monday 16 October 2023
9am-5pm


Tuesday 17 October 2023
9am-5pm


Wednesday 18 October 2023
9am-5pm


Thursday 19 October 2023
9am-5pm


Friday 20 October 2023
9am-5pm


Saturday 21 October 2023
10am-4pm


Monday 23 October 2023
9am-5pm


Tuesday 24 October 2023
9am-5pm


Wednesday 25 October 2023
9am-5pm


Thursday 26 October 2023
9am-5pm


Friday 27 October 2023
9am-5pm


Saturday 28 October 2023
10am-4pm


Monday 30 October 2023
9am-5pm


Tuesday 31 October 2023
9am-5pm


Wednesday 1 November 2023
9am-5pm


Thursday 2 November 2023
9am-5pm


Friday 3 November 2023
9am-5pm


Saturday 4 November 2023
10am-4pm


Monday 6 November 2023
9am-5pm


Tuesday 7 November 2023
9am-5pm


Wednesday 8 November 2023
9am-5pm


Thursday 9 November 2023
9am-5pm


Friday 10 November 2023
9am-5pm


Saturday 11 November 2023
10am-4pm


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Please note the Heritage Gallery is closed on Sundays.


Cost

Free

Contact

09 377 0209

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Image: Rossdhu Book of Hours, between 1450 -1475. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, MedMS-G146.

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the range of Auckland Libraries’ exceptional medieval manuscripts collection.

On display are nine medieval books, including 12th-century Greek Gospels, a tiny ‘Pocket Bible’ and massive lectern Bibles. Latin translations of Aristotle feature extensive annotations, including the description of a lunar eclipse in 1312. Painted illustrations include dragons, saints and intricate border decorations.

Ownership traces can be found in rebinding, annotations and marks of use, which lead back to scribes who wrote them in Florence, a monastery in Greece and across Europe.

That these books have survived mostly intact over nine centuries is remarkable. In the age of printing and mass production, they are miraculous.

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