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All Posts by Elizabeth Morrison
I'm senior 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.
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
One of my favorite details from the current exhibition Gothic Grandeur comes from a French psalter of the early 1200s. A hallmark of Gothic... Read More
We use the word “marginal” to dismiss something as unimportant or trivial. But images in the margins of medieval books are so important they... Read More