Competitive sports were alive and well in the Middle Ages. Which would be Olympic sports? This curator imagines.Read More
Author: Elizabeth Morrison
I'm curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a specialist in secular manuscript illumination. I've curated a variety of manuscripts exhibitions at the Getty Center, including Imagining the Past in France, 1250–1500, Medieval Beasts, The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy, and Images of Violence in the Medieval World. I'm co-editor of the book Imagining the Past in France: History in Manuscript Painting, 1250–1500 and author of Beasts: Factual and Fantastic in the Medieval Imagination series from Getty Publications.
A manuscript page bursting with art historical mysteries.Read More
What do Hollywood movies and medieval manuscripts have in common?Read More
One of my favorite acquisitions of the past five years in the Getty’s manuscript collection is the Northumberland Bestiary (Ms. 100), featured currently in... Read More
The current exhibition Gothic Grandeur features a number of works illustrating the Apocalypse, the last book of the Bible that recounts Saint John’s vision... Read More