Early palaeographic specimens on show at University of London event
Early medieval palaeographic specimens from the Schøyen Collection will be displayed, some for the first time, in the Senate House Library in London to accompany the sixteenth colloquium of the Comité International de Paléographie Latine in London on 2-5 September. Martin Schøyen will be present to talk about the manuscripts displayed and his collection.
The Schøyen Collection, the largest private manuscript collection created in the last 100 years, includes examples of most types of manuscripts from around the world and from all historical periods.
The colloquium is hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London.
Note to Editors:
The Schøyen Collection crosses borders and unites cultures, religions and unique materials found nowhere else. The Collection, based in London and Oslo, contains over 20,000 significant manuscripts of major cultural importance and is an important part of the world’s heritage.
There is no public collection that has the Schøyen Collection’s unique array of manuscripts from all the greatest manuscript hoards, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Cairo Genizah of Hebrew MSS, The Oxyrhynchus hoard of classical papyri, The Dishna Biblical papyri, The Nag Hammadi Gnostic papyri, the Dunhuang hoard of Buddhist MSS, and many others. Nor is there one with such a variety, geographically, linguistically and textually, and of scripts and writing materials, covering so a great span of time — 5,000 years of history.