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A 'Renaissance' in Normandy
Georges d'Amboise, a booklover and patron of the arts



    Ptolémy, Cosmographie, Latin translation byJacopo Angeli, Florence, Italy, 15th century

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  • Musée d'Art, Histoire et Archéologie
    ter place du Général de Gaulle

    10 a.m. - noon and 2 p.m. - 6 p. m.

    Free entrance

from July 8, 2017 to October 22, 2017 Hors les murs

Cardinal Georges d’Amboise (1460-1510), archbishop of Rouen, then minister of Louis XII of France, was a great collector of works by Italian artists but also of manuscripts whether they be old or contemporary. This exhibition aims to present the jewels of this booklover’s collection. Also a patron of the arts, he became one of the most influential figures at Court. In the framework of a partnership, some 46 pieces are lent by the BnF for this exhibition.

Thursday, May 4, 2017