New impressions: redesigning Norwich’s Renaissance books
November 25, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library‘s collection of Renaissance books, held in the Norfolk Heritage Centre, is one of Norwich’s greatest treasures, just waiting to be discovered. This spectacular collection contains books from the centuries soon after the invention of the printing press, books which demonstrate the different ways in which this new technology was used to disseminate knowledge, engage readers, and celebrate craftsmanship.
To show how inspiring these books can still be today, East Anglian designers have produced their own creative responses to the collection. Drop in to see what they have made and get your hands on the Renaissance books that inspired them.
This event has been created with the help of the Unlocking the Archive team at the University of East Anglia and Norfolk Heritage Centre staff.