A page is turned every 6 months
We would like to share the beauty of the books of the Burgundian dukes with everyone, but this is not without danger for the collection. When a manuscript is on display, the miniatures and the written text in it are exposed to light. Light and manuscripts are not the best match, as light can unfortunately cause the illumination and calligraphy in medieval manuscripts to fade over time.
To protect the manuscript collection of the KBR museum, we keep the light level very low and change the folios or manuscripts on display regularly. Taking into account the internationally accepted standards, the manuscripts exhibited in the museum for six months should afterwards be stored in the archives for six years.
And that’s a real treat for you: twice a year, you can visit us for a completely new experience and discover many new manuscripts and miniatures! Activities for young and old will be put on according to these biannual changes, so be sure to keep an eye on the agenda.
You can admire the next selection of manuscripts at the KBR museum starting from 11 May 2021. Be among the first to discover the new pieces at the museum and reserve your tickets now.