Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings at the V&A

This display is now closed at V&A South Kensington

Featuring highlights from the museum's collection of over 2,000 cuttings from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, this display explores the types of books these pieces came from and the 19th-century context in which they were cut up and collected.

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Background image: (Detail) Pentecost, attributed to Silvestro dei Gherarducci, from a gradual made for the monastery of San Michele in Murano, 1392 – 99, Florence, Italy. Museum no. 3045. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London