In late September, HMML welcomed Chinese artist Liu Dan, an internationally known artist who specializes in large scale ink paintings. In recent years, has also become a well-known collector of Old Master drawings. In addition to working in ink, he also does pencil drawing (and his ink technique is very like pencil drawing). Liu Dan was in Minnesota for the opening of an exhibition of his work at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) in Minneapolis. While at HMML, he learned about our mission and global field work, he explored some of the materials in the rare book and manuscript collection and received a first-hand look at the Saint John's Bible. The photos include snapshots of several faculty in the Saint John's University art department, staff from the MIA and HMML's Dr. Matthew Heintzelman.
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota, preserves handwritten manuscripts around the world and makes the digital images freely available in an effort to understand and protect the history of humanity.