Gutenberg is in the House

As the Library Exhibition Hall at The Huntington closes for a major redesign beginning June 4, 2012, the “permanent” installation of rare books and manuscripts normally displayed there will be off view for several months. But visitors won’t have to go without seeing one of The Huntington's most famous works: The Gutenberg Bible has been temporarily installed in the Huntington Art Gallery (the original residence of the founders).

 

Pictured: Exhibition designer Lauren Tawa (foreground), curator of early printed books Stephen Tabor, and exhibition preparator Roland Jack Nault (obscured) inspect the display case containing the Gutenberg Bible (circa 1455), after the rare volume's relocation to its new temporary residence in the Huntington Art Gallery.

 

The Library Main Hall will remain closed until fall 2013. A display of treasures from the Library--including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Audubon, and others--will be installed in the Scott Galleries in late summer 2012.

 

Read more about the Exhibition Hall renovation project.

 

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