Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs | University of Oxford

Bodleian Treasures: 24 Pairs

Event date
23 Mar 2016 to 17 Feb 2017
Event time
10:00 - 17:00
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Treasury

Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

An exhibition displaying a selection of the Bodleian Libraries most magnificent items. It features rare and renowned items including Tolkien's illustrations from The Hobbit, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the Bay Psalm Book, the 'most expensive' printed book in the world and the venerated Shikshapatri.

The exhibition presents some of the best of the 12 million items in the Bodleian's collections and uniquely displays these treasures in 24 pairs. Familiar icons of the Libraries' extraordinary holdings are shown alongside the less familiar, opening new avenues into the wealth of the Bodleian's famous collections. Rare books are joined together with manuscripts while modern ephemera sit alongside 400-year-old rolls, drawing out themes and unique stories that bring the pairs together.