How artists and scientists around the world once made sense of the night skyRead More
All Posts by David Brafman
I've been the rare books curator at the Getty Research Institute since 2002. Before decamping from N.Y. to L.A., I was an adjunct professor in the NYU Classics Department and resident-expert at H.P. Kraus, Rare Books and Manuscripts, one of the world's leading dealers in rare books and manuscripts from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. I came to that circuitous career path by getting a Ph.D. in classics and Arabic from Duke University (and the irresistible urge to head straight back to N.Y. the second I finished my doctorate).
A curator’s alchemical journey.Read More
Newly acquired “book of friends” provides insight into European contact with the Ottoman Empire.Read More