Books our favorite “Game of Thrones” characters should consult before heading into season 4.Read More
All Posts by Bryan C. Keene
I’m associate 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 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 horse, a salmon, lizards, and the cross of Calvary—learn to decipher coats of arms!Read More
From turtledoves to milkmaids, medieval manuscripts depict the 12 days of Christmas.Read More