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Exhibiting the Book of Kells

Exhibiting the Book of Kells

We look at the privilege of curating the Book of Kells. Looking after a manuscript of this age and fragility presents its own challenges, particularly in relation to the conditions under which it needs to be displayed.

In the past this has meant very limited access to the manuscripts for scholars. This changed in 1990 with the production of a new facsimile of the manuscript. In more recent years photography of the manuscript has been digitized and published online, allowing all to look at the details in the book.

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The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece

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