This hands-on exhibition of medieval manuscripts explores the book-making process and provides the opportunity to interact with reproduction manuscripts and tools of the era.
The exhibition features the vibrant and growing field of handmade artists’ books, including a selection of rare books created in the last ten years from the Bentley Museum’s collection.
This micro-exhibition takes a look into the 25-year history of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery, originally designed to represent a middle-class English library c. 1760-1820.
2nd floor, Sturgis Library
This exhibition uses Brillat-Savarin's The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy as a starting point from which to explore the history of the cookbook. It also draws upon Salvador Dali's Les Dîners de Gala cookbook, which uses a very different approach to discuss the pleasures of the table. By organizing both under the themes found in The Physiology of Taste, this exhibition walks visitors through the history of food writing and its relationship to our changing cultural understanding of food and cooking.