McGill Reporter: Gems from the McGill collection of illuminated manuscripts come to light

McGill Reporter: Gems from the McGill collection of illuminated manuscripts come to light. “It was said that looking at illuminated manuscripts was like gazing upon heaven itself. Though largely forgotten today, connoisseurs consider them unique, high-quality works of art. The brightly-coloured pages of McGill and Quebec’s oldest written artefacts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, are now available for all to see on a new web site entitled Horae: Collection of Books of Hours, and in an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), entitled Resplendent Illuminations: Books of Hours from the 13th to the 16th Century in Quebec Collections.”