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How It’s Made: Medieval Manuscripts

In honour of our new exhibition, Papal Parchments and Blackletter Books, here’s a lesson on how medieval manuscripts were made, courtesy of the exhibition’s curator and a student in UBC’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, Robert Makinson. ¬†How Manuscripts Are Made Manuscript leaves are usually made from vellum, a term denoting calfskin; other […]