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Nicholas Herman
Title:
Curator of Manuscripts
Department:
Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Division:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Library:
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Office:
608 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Phone:
(215) 898-7266
Email:
Specialty:
Medieval Studies
Biography:
Nicholas Herman is Curator of Manuscripts at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Libraries. He received his doctorate in 2014 from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a dissertation focusing on the French Renaissance court painter, Jean Bourdichon. Prior to arriving at Penn in 2016, Dr. Herman held fellowships at the Universite de Montreal, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 2007 to 2010, he worked in the department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. He has contributed to numerous catalog and exhibition projects in Europe and North America, and has published articles in Word and Image, Burlington Magazine, and Manuscripta. At Penn, his teaching and research focus on manuscript illumination and its intersection with other media in fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-century Europe.
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