A Tale of Two Margarets: Women and Their Manuscripts around 1500
Date: Thursday October 7, 2010, at 7 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
Dagmar Eichberger, professor of European art history at the University of Heidelberg, investigates how illustrated manuscripts enriched the lives of female patrons around 1500. Focusing on Margaret of York and Margaret of Austria, Eichberger explores how these two powerful women indulged their love of collecting with lavish and magnificent illuminated books. Complements the exhibition Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands.