Detail from a page of a book of hours (use of York), Bruges, c 1480
The medieval imagination exhibition of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts celebrated the art of the hand-written book or manuscript.
Dating from the 8th to 16th centuries, the manuscripts on display included examples of deluxe book production from Byzantium, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Works on display included sacred traditional texts as well as works of music, law, history, science and literature.
This exhibition was held from 28 March to 15 June 2008.