The V&A holds extensive collections of documentary manuscripts (including autograph letters), western medieval illuminated manuscripts, oriental manuscripts, typescripts and modern calligraphy.
Video: Music from a Missal from the Abbey of Saint Denis
In this video Rowan Watson of the National Art Library, Glyn Davies, Curator, and Frederik Annmo, Royal College of Music, discuss the missal, and the process of making the recording of its music. Made as part of the opening of the V&A’s Medieval and Renaissance galleries in December 2009.
Study Room resource: Medieval writing and printing
The contents of this resource has been put together to illustrate book production from the hand-made manuscript to the printed page. The resource will be useful for teachers of KS2 children, and for teachers of History at KS3 and above. Teachers notes are also included.