The Kerry Stokes Collection of Medieval Manuscripts
Free Public Lecture
887 Swanston Street, Parkville
T: (03) 9342 1614
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Professor Emeritus Margaret Manion will discuss a unique 14th century French Bible recently acquired for the Kerry Stokes Collection. Erica Persak, Executive Administrator of the Kerry Stokes Collection, will speak on the Collection's medieval manuscripts including how the Manuscripts Collection came to be established, its expansion and future plans. Erica will also present examples of medieval manuscripts in the Collection.
Margaret Manion specializes in Medieval and Renaissance art history with particular reference to manuscript illumination. She has worked in this area for almost half a century and helped to train a generation of Australian scholars in the history of the hand-written book and its visual presentation.
Erica Persak has been involved in the cultural sector, particularly in the area of collections management, for over thirty years. She has been Registrar at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia. From 1998- 2007 Erica was the Assistant Director, Collection Services, at the National Gallery of Australia. She now holds the position of Executive Administrator of the Kerry Stokes Collection.