Medieval Manuscript Gallery
After more than 18 months, the Abbey Museum’s fabulous Medieval Manuscript Gallery has reopened!
You may recall that in late 2015, termites were discovered in the gallery – almost the worst possible scenario! Fortunately, the little chompers had stuck to the timber and left the priceless manuscripts alone. Our beloved manuscript gallery had to close and all the manuscripts and cases were removed before treatment could commence. It has been a long slow process but with funding assistance from the Federal Government through the Stronger Communities Programme and the Moreton Bay Regional Council we have been able to achieve our goal and reopen the gallery. And now we are so pleased to be able to announce the re-opening!
History never ceases to amaze!
During the closure of the Manuscript Gallery the Museum’s Senior Curator, Michael Strong, took the opportunity to photograph all the manuscripts. The timing was perfect as there has been a sudden increase in interest in the manuscripts from international researchers and we have now been able to send them quality colour photos. One thrilling …