Alcuin Library at Saint John's University Undergoing Renovation
The campus library at Saint John’s University—Alcuin Library—will be undergoing a major renovation and its collection will be closed during Fall Semester 2016. The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library will remain open during the entire renovation process. For more information read here >>
A Conversation with Fr. Columba interviewed by Fred de Sam Lazaro
As the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) wraps up its 50th Anniversary year, take some time to watch “A Conversation with Fr. Columba” on HMML’s vimeo channel. The program was recorded at HMML’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on September 18, 2015. Award winning journalist, Fred de Sam Lazaro, interviewed Fr. Columba who told stories and shared anecdotes about HMML’s adventures in manuscript preservation over the last 50 years. He also spoke of the relevance and urgency of HMML’s mission today, given the destruction of libraries, museums and cultural heritage sites that the world has witnessed this past year alone.
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Launches vHMML. The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is very excited to announce the launch of vHMML ("Virtual HMML"), an online environment for manuscript studies. For more information read here >>
Dumbarton Oaks/ HMML Syriac Summer School for Summer 2016. Dumbarton Oaks and HMML team up for summer courses in Syriac paleography and language. For application information read more here >>
Hill Museum & Manuscript Library awarded $4 million grant from Arcadia Fund.
Arcadia Fund has awarded a $4 million grant to the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library(HMML) at Saint John's University. This is the single-largest gift to the organization in its 50 years history. Read the press release here>>
Read the feature article about HMML’s work to preserve Timbuktu’s manuscripts in the December 19, 2015 issue of The Economist.>>
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