Power in Patronage
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
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In the Middle Ages, women of great wealth and social status often exercised their power and influence through the objects they commissioned, especially books. Christine Sciacca, associate curator at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, introduces several women book patrons, including a duchess, a middle class woman, and a community of nuns who commissioned manuscripts for their personal use, who shaped the history of medieval book production as we know it today.