Anne of Brittany Enthroned and Accompanied by Her Ladies-in-Waiting (detail), about 1493, Master of the Chronique scandaleuse. Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment. Getty Museum

A Passion for Collecting Manuscripts


North Pavilion, Plaza Level

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The Getty Museum is one of the few museums in the United States that maintains and displays a collection of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Portable and sumptuous, these hand-crafted treasures have garnered the interest of collectors throughout the centuries. Each has a unique story, and clues in the books themselves often provide tantalizing evidence that help reconstruct their meanderings through time. This exhibition shares intriguing stories about our manuscripts and the remarkable journeys that brought them to Los Angeles.

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