In 1896, Henry Walters purchased a remarkable book woven out of the finest silk on a Jacquard loom. While an exquisite object in its own right, the Silk Book is surprisingly relevant today, as the Jacquard technology laid the foundation for the modern computer. Join Lynley Anne Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Associate Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, as she reveals the secrets behind the creation of this fascinating book, and its connections to our time.
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