Pioneers of new software for reading damaged parchment and scrolls are now deploying a CT scanner at the Morgan Library, hoping to recover Coptic writings dating back at least to 600 A.D.
Category Archives: Manuscripts
An octogenarian cracks the case of a missing prized manuscript by Luis de Carvajal the Younger that surfaced on sale for a fraction of its value.
A Beethoven work for string quartet, with 23 bars of music, went unsold at Sotheby’s last month after a scholar called it a fake.
Players and scholars are turning to computer tablets and leaving paper scores behind.
A sale at Christie’s tries to attract new buyers for medieval illuminated manuscripts, once treasured by Rothschilds and robber barons.
From wine fermentation residue to plant tissue, scholars are delving into the materials used to fashion the ink for ancient manuscripts.
Slicing apart antique manuscripts was a standard practice that created individual pieces for sale or display, drawing attention to the art forms.
The museum and church leaders have settled a dispute over an illustrated Armenian manuscript that the Getty bought in 1994 for $1 million.