This virtual gallery talk focuses on the companion exhibition to Medieval Life: European Manuscripts in Philadelphia Collections. While medieval European manuscripts are just one kind of object, the questions explored in Medieval Life are universal: how people practiced religion, interacted with their governments, worked, built families, and experienced the natural environment. The companion exhibition draws on the Free Library’s Special Collections to look at these themes from outside medieval Europe.
While we plan an in-person opening to Medieval Life and its companion show later this fall, join Rare Book Department curator Caitlin Goodman for a virtual talk about a few dozen objects (books, paintings, maps, puppets…) that deal with work, love, justice, and other enduring concerns. This program will be recorded live on Crowdcast, please register here. Questions welcome!