Handwritten: ten centuries of manuscript treasures

The National Library in Canberra is hosting the exhibition Handwritten: ten centuries of manuscript treasures.  Drawn from material held in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, ‘Handwritten’ includes manuscripts by famous authors, composers, statesmen, philosophers… people like Mozart, Beethoven, Galileo, Goethe, Kafka, Michelangelo and Napoleon. The display covers illuminated manuscripts, letters, sketches, documents and musical scores. If you can’t get to Canberra before the middle of March, have a look at some of the lovely images on the library’s blog.  And the British Library has some fascinating manuscripts by literary authors (Blake, Austen, Eliot … ) on their website, too.

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