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The Closed Book

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Saturday, May 7, 2005Sunday, September 18, 2005
Time
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Closed Book

Before you open a book at the Walters, you can often find clues from its binding about its past as a prized item in a collection. From the medieval period, when entire manuscripts were handmade, to the 20th century, bindings were created or altered to reflect the interests, heritage, wealth, and tastes of the owners. This exhibition explored how certain markings on or materials of bindings often reveal fascinating details about the people who once owned and used these 24 books.

Add to Calendar 05-07-2005 10:00:00 09-18-2005 17:00:00 15 The Closed Book This exhibition explored how certain markings on, or materials of, book bindings reveal fascinating details about the people who owned and used them. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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