Exhibition: Gold

This exhibition runs from Fri, 20th May 2022 to Sun, 2nd Oct 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Wed,
29th Jun 2022  
(9:30am - 8pm)
Thu,
30th Jun 2022  
(9:30am - 8pm)
Fri,
1st Jul 2022  
(9:30am - 6pm)
Sat,
2nd Jul 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Sun,
3rd Jul 2022  
(11am - 5pm)
Mon,
4th Jul 2022  
(9:30am - 8pm)
Tue,
5th Jul 2022  
(9:30am - 8pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £8


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 will 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 will examine 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.


Contact and Booking Details

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Location

The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London,
NW1 2DB

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