Cut Out and Stuck In: Fragments of Medieval Manuscripts in Nineteenth-Century Albums

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Nineteenth-century collectors created albums from all kinds of things including cuttings from medieval manuscripts. Most albums are associated with male collectors, but I will show how women's involvement with them may have been obscured. Few albums now remain intact, yet the way in which these assemblages presented medieval manuscripts has cast a long influence over modern perceptions of medieval books and their value.
Period19 Jan 2023
Held atSociety of Antiquaries of Scotland
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • medieval
  • manuscript
  • fragment
  • album
  • nineteenth century
  • collectors
  • scrapbook
  • book of hours
  • miniature
  • cutting