Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Library Ireland Week Special Lecture - David Roberts Tour and Illustrations of the Holy Land 1838-39

Between 1842-1845 the Scottish artist David Roberts published two lavish volumes of lithographed prints. The prints depicted sketches made by Roberts on a tour which included Egypt, Sinai, Idumea (modern day Petra) and the Holy Land in 1838-39. Appearing in different editions the Roberts volumes are famous amongst book collectors, art historians and archaeologists for their depiction of places and historical monuments in the Middle East over 175 years ago.

To celebrate the theme of Library Ireland week which this year is “A Library holds a World of Ideas” our Special Collections librarian, Marie Boran, will give a talk on the Hardiman Library’s copies of these splendid volumes.

Date: Friday 20 November
Time: 13.00
Venue: Room G011, Hardiman Research Building, NUI, Galway

All welcome

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