Category: Restaurierung

Access Denied?! Recently discovered Birgittine manuscripts kept away from scholars. An interview with musicologist and Birgittine scholar Dr. Volker Schier

It seemed as if the great dream of every medievalist had come true for Dr. Volker Schier and his colleagues: In September 2015, they discovered a whole collection of valuable Birgittine manuscripts during a symposium at Altomünster Abbey (Upper Bavaria/Germany)....

Með handritum skal land byggja (“With manuscripts shall land be built”). An interview with Signe Hjerrild Smedemark, conservator at “The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies” in Reykjavík

“The Árni Magnússon Insitute for Icelandic Studies” (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum) in Reykjavík is named after the Icelandic scholar and famous collector of manuscripts Árni Magnússon (Arnas Magnæus, 1663–1730). At the age of 22, Árni started collecting old...