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 and the global Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the nexus of Afro-Eurasian book culture, portable objects, and materials. My edited volume "Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts" is available from Getty Publications (2019). I am currently working on exhibitions about Indigenous traditions of storytelling in the Americas, the fantasy of the Middle Ages, and on queer medievalisms. I began my career at the Getty in the Education Department and care deeply about teaching and interacting with visitors. I hold a PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London and am an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University.