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Royal Manuscripts Conference

Mon 12 Dec 2011 - Tue 13 Dec 2011, 09.30 - 20.00

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Royal Manuscripts Conference

Book now for 12 and 13 December

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination is the first major exhibition to focus on the manuscripts in the Royal collection at the British Library, a treasure trove of illuminated manuscripts associated with and collected by the kings and queens of England between the ninth and 16th centuries. The exhibition features manuscripts that are among the most outstanding examples of decorative and figurative painting from this era to survive in Britain today.

In connection with the exhibition, the Library is hosting a two-day international conference (Mon 12 - Tue 13 December) with 18 speakers, each focussing on a different aspect of the Royal collection, including readers, scribes, genealogy and law, legend and history, and style.

The research for this exhibition has been funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Student bursaries generously supported by AMARC.

Purchasing a conference ticket no longer provides access to The Story of the Book or The English Castle as both talks are sold out.

Full programme [PDF]

Full price £50 / AMARC members £45 / Students £25

With dinner on 12 December:-

Full price £80/ AMARC members £75/ Students £55

Bookings can also be made by contacting the Box Office on +44 (0)1937 546 546.

There is an optional delegate dinner on Mon 12 December at an additional cost of £30. To book, contact the Box Office on +44 (0)1937 546 546. If you wish to register your dietary requirements please email