A new exhibition of medieval manuscripts will be in place for Oxford Open Doors (9-10 September 2017) and throughout Michaelmas Term (until 10 December).
‘Change and Decay: A History of Damage and Conservation in Balliol’s Medieval Manuscripts’, curated by Balliol’s Archivist and Curator of Manuscripts, Anna Sander, includes more than 20 of Balliol’s 300+ original medieval manuscript codices and a number of contemporary documents from the College records; and it highlights a decade of work on the archives and manuscripts by the team of professional conservators at the Oxford Conservation Consortium, of which Balliol has been a member since 2006. There is more information about the exhibition here.
Public opening hours: Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September 12.00-4.00pm on both days, and other times to be confirmed. Individuals and groups are also welcome to visit at other times by appointment with the Archivist.
On Saturday 16 September the exhibition will be open for Old Members attending the Balliol Society Weekend and for the University Alumni Weekend, 2.30-6.30pm.