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This workshop will be conducted in Cantonese.

Illuminated manuscripts refer to highly decorated handwritten books that consist of delicate and elaborate illustrations, large initial letters and other decorative elements. Produced primarily between 1100–1600, illuminated manuscripts were a noted feature of the Gothic period in Europe, along with the construction of soaring cathedrals and the development of some of the first universities. Urban centres teemed with students, merchants, aristocrats and clergy, all of whom clamoured for the shimmering gold embellishments found on illuminated manuscripts.

This workshop will introduce the materials and techniques required to create an illuminated manuscript. Participants will work with watercolours on paper to craft an illuminated letter using faux gold metal leaf.

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