Director/s: Philippe Charluet Runtime: 26' Country/s: Australia Year: 2008 Language/s: English

The Medieval Imagination, Illustrated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand was a blockbuster exhibition recently held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.


This documentary looks at the bringing together of 90 hand-made, precious books dating from the 8th to the 16th centuries, including the oldest European book to ever cross the Equator. Behind the scenes of this exhibition and its creation lies the fascinating story of the richest repository of Western knowledge and art, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the advent of printing.