Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book, 2015
More than 100 alumni and friends of the University of Glasgow attended a private drinks reception and viewing of the exhibition ‘Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book’ at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, on Wednesday 29 April.
The University of Glasgow holds one of the UK's most important collections of early printed books, or ‘incunabula’, published over the fifty years from the invention of printing in the mid-15th century. Showcasing the University’s rich collections and the results of new research from the Glasgow Incunabula Project, this major exhibition charts the development of the early printed book in Europe, exploring the transition from manuscript to print and its impact on late medieval society.
The Curator of the exhibition, Julie Gardham, offered a unique insight into the project. Ingenious Impressions features a number of key themes, including the transition from scribal to print culture, the design, decoration and illustration of the earliest printed books, the technology and challenges of printing, and finally 500 years of book ownership and collecting.
The exhibition will be on display at the Hunterian Art Gallery until 21 June, and admission is free. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in attending our events or if you have any suggestions for future events. Please get in touch with the events team by telephone: 0141 330 3593 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.