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LEAVES OF GOLD
: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination
in Philadelphia Collections

scriptorium kids
Meg Kennedy and students illuminate an initial with gold leaf at the Northwest Regional Library.

The Traveling Scriptorium: When Books Were Rare and Beautiful

Hands-on workshops for young learners at Free Library of Philadelphia branches
Spring 2001

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A series of twenty hands-on workshops designed for students in the third to sixth grades brought medieval manuscripts to life at branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia, one of the PACSCL libraries collaborating on the Leaves of Gold project. When Books Were Rare and Beautiful workshops were presented by book artist Meg Kennedy and actor/storyteller Ed Stivender. The project was coordinated by the education departments of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library of Philadelphia, with funding provided by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

The workshops, lasting from 45 to 90 minutes depending on audience, began with an orientation on the tools and techniques of medieval manuscript production. Following this introduction, participants put these technique into practice to create their own "illuminated pages" using modern materials. [report and more photographs]

Workshop Schedule

Friday, March 9, 2001
10:15 a.m.
(class visit)
Fishtown Community Library
1217 Montgomery Avenue, 19125
215-685-9990
Saturday, March 17, 2001
11:00 a.m.
Andorra Branch
705 E. Cathedral Road, 19128
215-685-2552
Friday, March 23, 2001
3:30 p.m.
Northwest Regional Library
Children's Department

68 W. Chelten Ave., 19144
215-685-2152
Wednesday, March 28, 2001
2:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Avenue Branch
1500 Wadsworth Avenue, 19150
215-685-9293
Friday, March 30, 2001
3:30 p.m.
Blanche A. Nixon/
Cobbs Creek Branch

5800 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, 19143
215-685-1973
Wednesday, April 4, 2001
4:00 p.m.
Haverford Avenue Branch
5543 Haverford Ave., 19139
215-685-1964
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
10:30 a.m.
(class visit)
Frankford Branch
4634 Frankford Ave., 19124
215-685-1473
Wednesday, April 18, 2001
4:00 p.m.
Roxborough Branch
6245 Ridge Ave., 19128
215-685-2550
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
10:00 a.m.
(class visit)
Central Library
Children's Department

1901 Vine Street, 19103
215-686-5369
Monday, April 30, 2001
4:00 p.m.
South Philadelphia Branch
1700 S. Broad St., 19145
215-685-1866
Wednesday, May 2, 2001
4:00 p.m.
Ramonita G. deRodriguez Branch
600 W. Girard Ave., 19123
215-686-1768
Monday, May 7, 2001
4:00 p.m.
Wynnefield Branch
5325 Overbrook Ave., 19131
215-685-0298
Wednesday, May 9, 2001
4:00 p.m.
Cecil B. Moore Branch
2320 W.C.B. Moore Ave., 19121
215-685-2766
Friday, May 11, 2001
3:30 p.m.
Lawncrest Branch
6098 Rising Sun Ave., 19111
215-685-0549
Saturday, May 12, 2001
2:00 p.m.
Bushrod Branch
6304 Castor Ave., 19149
215-685-1471
Wednesday, May 16, 2001
3:30 p.m.
Wyoming Branch
231 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120
215-685-9158
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
6:30 p.m.
Holmesburg Branch
7810 Frankford Ave., 19136
215-685-8756
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
4:00 p.m.
West Oak Lane Branch
2000 Washington Ave., 19138
215-685-2843
Wednesday, June 6, 2001
4:00 p.m.
Queen Memorial Branch
1201 S. 23rd St., 19146
215-685-1899
Wednesday, June 13, 2001
4:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Branch
8711 Germantown Ave., 19118
215-685-9290

 

 

 

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