Death is coming. Prepare with these images from illuminated manuscripts.Read More
All Posts by Bryan C. Keene
I’m assistant curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. I specialize in Italian manuscript illumination, choir book production and art for the altar, and the global Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the nexus of Afro-Eurasian book culture, portable objects, and materials. I am currently working on exhibitions about India and Europe in the Middle Ages; calligraphy in medieval manuscripts; and the celestial realm in the Middle Ages. I hold a PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London and am an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University.
A medievalist's-eye-view of Game of Thrones, season 5.Read More
What a season it was. Let’s watch it again, manuscripts in hand.Read More
Do these manuscripts contain the secrets to the “Game of Thrones” season finale?Read More