VENICE / “Mindful Hands”: Masterpieces of Illumination from the Fondazione Cini on exhibit in September

#VENICE / “Mindful Hands”: Masterpieces of Illumination from the Fondazione Cini on exhibit

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An exhibition of over 120 illuminated pages and initials from one of the most important collections of miniatures worldwide, once owned by Count Vittorio Cini and presented to the Foundation in 1962

VENICE (ITALY) –  A great exhibition entitled Mindful Hands. Masterpieces of Illumination from the Fondazione Giorgio Ciniis due to be staged on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice from 17 September 2016 to 8 January 2017 (official opening: Friday, 16 September 2016). Produced by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Studio Michele De Lucchi and Factum Arte, the exhibition is being organised with the support of the Helen Hamlyn Trust and the contribution of Pirelli. For the first time in over 35 years more than half of one of the most fascinating, invaluable Fondazione Cini collections will be on show: the collection of 236 miniatures acquired by Count Vittorio Cini from the Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli in Milan in 1939-1940…

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Manuscriptorium, a digital library for manuscript resources and virtual research

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xManuscriptorium is a freely accessible digital library which enables ready access to concentrated information on historical resources via sophisticated search tools. The aim is creating a virtual research environment providing access to all existing digital documents in the sphere of historic book resources (manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, maps, charters and other types of documents). These historical resources, otherwise scattered in various digital libraries around the world, are now available under a single digital library interface.

Access is provided to more than 5 million images. Registered users have access to a set of tools that allow them to add favourite items, organize documents into collections, create virtual documents from the digital images aggregated in the Manuscriptorium, and save both simple and complex queries as well as query sequences and repeat them by a single click.

A blog, a guide and several tutorials also provide help and support to…

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Latin & Greek Manuscripts in Rome

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xc Boezio, De Institutione Musica Italia settentrionale, ultimo quarto del sec. XV Roma, Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, 36 E 8 Foto © Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

A total of 180 Greek, Roman, Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts will be shown in the Rome’s Accademia dei Lincei’s new exhibition, “I Libri che hanno fatto l’Europa. Manoscritti latini e romanzi da Carlo Magno all’invenzione della stampa”. Manuscripts come from the most prestigious Roman collections: Biblioteca Corsiniana, Angelica,  Casanatense,  Nazionale,  Vallicelliana, and Apostolica Vaticana.

Opening : Thursday, March 31st. Closing on July 21st, 2016.

More info: Press release.

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