This exhibition runs from Fri, 20th May 2022 to Sun, 2nd Oct 2022. See all dates
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Dazzling beauty, striking resilience. Gold has long held the power to ignite feelings of awe and wonder across cultures.
Showcasing some of the most luxurious illuminated manuscripts, gold-tooled books, sacred texts and scrolls from the British Library’s collection, objects on display include the Harley Golden Gospels, the Lotus Sutra and a treaty in Malayalam, beautifully inscribed on a long strip of gold itself. Through these stunning objects, Gold examines the masterful techniques used to handle such a precious metal and tell the stories of those who owned these extraordinary books.
Take a journey around the globe to learn how gold elevated art in manuscripts and books.
Discover the masterful techniques used to handle such a precious metal. Examine items that are hundreds of years old. Unveil the stories illuminated by gold.
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