Posted by: Camila | April 14, 2008

Lectori Salutem

From 25th April until 7th September 2008 the Allard Pierson Museum (The Archeologic Museum of the University of Amsterdam) will be helding the exhibition Lectori Salutem:

“We use letters, words and text every day. Why do we write on A4-format paper and prefer to use the Times Roman font? Is a miniature called a miniature because it is a small picture? What could you find in ancient libraries? What role do ancient texts play in contemporary computer games and films? You can find the answers at the exhibition lectori salutem, which deals with the origins and history of books in and after classic antiquity.

lectori salutem, illustrates a number of key moments in the history of the book. Original objects, beautiful manuscripts and books from Dutch collections, photographs and texts show how the works of classical authors, such as Homer, have stood the test of time.

The exhibition lectori salutem, is part of the UNESCO programme Amsterdam World Book Capital 2008 and runs simultaneously with the start of the Week of the Classics. ”

More information here.


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