Q: What do feathers, lead and silicon have in common?
A: They’ve all been used to make tools which let people share ideas: from quill pens, through to the printing press and, most recently, computers.
The Mitchell’s Collections contain some very old, valuable and beautifully decorated manuscripts and books, but not many people nowadays can read the Latin language they’re written in. At this workshop you’ll find out more about these Mitchell Treasures and get a chance to look at some of them. We’ll also show you how to combine modern technology with gold-leaf or graphite pencil to make your own “talking translation” of pages from the Rodez Book of Hours (14th century), a copy of the Biblia Latina (late 15th century) and a first-edition copy of Newton’s Principia Mathematica (17th century).