The Morgan’s superb collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts serves to deepen students’ understanding of both cultural identity as well as the interaction among diverse peoples across time and distances. Hands-on activities emphasize the impace of trade with West Africa and Asia on medieval Europe’s manuscript production, as imported dyes, spices, semi-precious stones, gold and animal matter became the basis for the illuminator’s palette.
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OngoingIn addition to special exhibits the museum has two ongoing exhibits. Eastern Seals is Pierpont Morgan's collection of ...
Updated: September 10, 2008