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The medieval art of dying Library Expeditions 2

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 3 July 2018
Author / Presenters: State Library Victoria, Dr Anna Welch

Medieval Christians were acutely aware of death, and spent much of their lives preparing for it. Through illuminated manuscripts and early printed works from the State Library collection, Anna Welch will explore the medieval ars moriendi (art of dying) and the iconographic theme of memento mori ('remember that you have to die'), including the ever-popular 'dance of death'.

Anna Welch is a book historian at State Library Victoria. She is the author of Liturgy, books and Franciscan identity in medieval Umbria (Brill, The Medieval Franciscans 12, 2015).

Tuesday 3rd July 11:00am - 11:45am, 6:00pm - 6:45pm [Bookings required]

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