Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, said “The Morgan is very pleased to present this comprehensive, interdisciplinary exhibition that draws on years of research on a topic that is rarely addressed for a general public."
Public programs running alongside the exhibition include:
* Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality: An Introduction to the Exhibition (November 10), a lecture by Diane Wolfthal, guest curator of the exhibition, on how manuscript illuminations, sculptures, panel paintings, and illustrations in printed books reflectedd and reinforce the complex ethical discussions that developed from the widespread role of money in everyday life.
* An Evening with Christopher de Hamel: The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts (November 17). Christopher de Hamel, author of Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts discusses his latest book The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts and some of the extraordinary people who have spent their lives among illuminated manuscripts over the last 1,000 years
* Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality (February 2, 2024), a gallery talk with Deirdre Jackson, Assistant Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts