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Illuminated Manuscripts Masterclass

Wed 18 Oct 2017


Adult £50 National Trust/Art Fund Member Adult £40 Two sessions - Adult: £80, National Trust members/Art Pass: £70

Advance booking, please call 01296 820414


Waddesdon has a superb collection of illuminated manuscripts, mainly Books of Hours which are rarely displayed because of their fragility.

This year, manuscript specialist, Sally Dormer, will focus on the making of a manuscript, materials and techniques in the morning session.  The afternoon will be an opportunity to examine an example from the collection in detail.

Although sessions will be presented as stand-alone activities, participants are recommended to attend both sessions in order to get both a sense of the how a manuscript is produced and an in-depth study of a specific book.

Morning session: 10.30am-12.30pm (break for coffee/biscuits at 11.30am)
Afternoon session: 2pm-4pm (break for tea/cake at 3pm)

One session: Adult £50, National Trust members/Art Pass: £40. Two sessions: Adult £80, National Trust members/Art Pass: £70

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