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Royal and Religious Iconography

This interactive, located early in the exhibition, gives visitors the tools to recognise and interpret some of the iconography that appears in the beautiful and detailed manuscripts on display.

The visitor can browse through illuminated pages of manuscript and select images they are most interested in. This is then presented with interpretative text, and more examples of the same iconography that can found in the exhibition.

Individual characters or elements are cut out, and colour is also used to highlight certain elements. Providing visitors with a straightforward 'interpretative toolkit' like this helps engage them on a deeper level with the research and manuscripts presented in the exhibition.

The painting in the exhibition is beautifully rich, detailed, glistening, and occasionally seems almost magical. This interactive aims to enhance that personal experience of the curated collection of objects on display, but also encourage visitors to engage fully with the research, insights, and fascinating stories in the 'label based' content of the exhibition.

 

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