The Image of the Word

The Image of the Word Notes and news THE IMAGE OF THE WORD From 14 September to 25 November 1990, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amster- dam held an exhibition, 'Schrift in beeld: joodse traditie in handschriften en boek- drukken' (with the English title, 'The image of the word: Jewish tradition in manus- cripts and printed books'). An English language catalogue, including introductory essays, appeared with the exhibition and under the same title. The exhibition was extraordinary in many ways, as can be seen from the great importance attached to it by the public and by the fact that the catalogue quickly sold out. Probably the biggest exhibition ever held on this subject in the Netherlands, it was a joint venture of the Jewish Historical Museum and the Bibliotheca Rosentha- liana (the Hebraic and Judaic division of the Amsterdam University Library) which provided not only the majority of the exhibited items but also much of the know-how. The exhibition was also extraordinary in that nearly all of the 113 assembled objects came from Dutch public collections: from the City and Athenaeum Library of Deventer, the library of the Portuguese-Jewish Seminary Ets Haim/Livraria Monte- zinos in Amsterdam, the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

The Image of the Word

Quaerendo, Volume 23 (1): 72 – Jan 1, 1993

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Brill
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© 1993 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0014-9527
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1570-0690
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10.1163/157006993X00190
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Notes and news THE IMAGE OF THE WORD From 14 September to 25 November 1990, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amster- dam held an exhibition, 'Schrift in beeld: joodse traditie in handschriften en boek- drukken' (with the English title, 'The image of the word: Jewish tradition in manus- cripts and printed books'). An English language catalogue, including introductory essays, appeared with the exhibition and under the same title. The exhibition was extraordinary in many ways, as can be seen from the great importance attached to it by the public and by the fact that the catalogue quickly sold out. Probably the biggest exhibition ever held on this subject in the Netherlands, it was a joint venture of the Jewish Historical Museum and the Bibliotheca Rosentha- liana (the Hebraic and Judaic division of the Amsterdam University Library) which provided not only the majority of the exhibited items but also much of the know-how. The exhibition was also extraordinary in that nearly all of the 113 assembled objects came from Dutch public collections: from the City and Athenaeum Library of Deventer, the library of the Portuguese-Jewish Seminary Ets Haim/Livraria Monte- zinos in Amsterdam, the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum

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