Fine Arts Library
Facsimiles of Illuminated Manuscripts and East Asian Scroll Painting
The Fine Arts Library holds a collection of over 300 full-color facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts including European medieval examples as well those from the Islamic, Byzantine, and Jewish traditions. These lavish works provide students with an opportunity to study a version of the original manuscript very close to that found in the original repository. They also allow close comparison of manuscripts held in different repositories and sometimes re-assemble manuscripts that have been dispersed.
- For information about these collections contact Shalimar White, Collection Development Librarian.
We also hold over 500 facsimile scrolls representing Chinese and Japanese painting from the 10th-19th centuries. The paintings are reproduced at the same size as the originals and include well known works from major museums. The scrolls are mounted for wall display like the original paintings and are often used in classroom presentations.
- For information about these collections contact Nanni Deng, Asian Art Bibliographer.