AU Art History Students take a tour at the Walters Art Museum with the Curator of Rare Books

On September 14th Dr. Joanne Allen took her Medieval Art class to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Curator of Rare Books, Dr. Lynley Herbert, first gave the students a tour of her special exhibition ‘Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling.’ The exhibition contains more than twenty objects, such as gold, stone, ivory, glass, and parchment—all drawn from the Walter’s collection—that display evidence of reuse.

Subsequently, Dr. Herbert gave students a private viewing opportunity with the highlights from the museum’s medieval manuscript collection. “I hope visitors will have a new appreciation for the rich histories behind medieval objects, and the cleverness of the craftsmen who made and transformed them,” she commented.

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