Medieval Treasures: Highlights from Special Collections

Tuesday 5 July 2022
Time
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
Treasures of the Brotherton
Interval
Every day
Until
Thursday 7 July 2022
Cost
Free
Type
Exhibitions
Audience
General public

Join us for a drop-in session to see medieval treasures from Special Collections at the University of Leeds.

Special Collections staff will be in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery Tuesday 5 July, Wednesday 6 July and Thursday 7 July, with a selection of highlights from the collections for delegates to examine up close.

The collections at Leeds contain beautiful illuminated 15th-century French and Flemish books of hours, psalters, and prayer books, and German chained manuscripts from the 1450s. Some of these will be on show alongside examples from our fine collection of incunabula.

The Library of Ripon Cathedral is held on long-term deposit in Special Collections at the University of Leeds, and includes a Latin Bible from the 13th century.

A highlight of the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society Collection is the enormous series of surviving court rolls of the manor of Wakefield (1274–1925).