Blackburn’s ‘Worthy Citizen’: The Philanthropic Legacy of R.E. Hart

Author(s): 
Edited by Cynthia Johnston and Sarah J. Biggs
Publication date: 
14 August 2013
Number of pages: 
60
Dimensions: 
254 x 178
ISBN: 
978-0-9927257-0-9
Paperback
£8.00
Description: 
The exceptionally fine colour images in this catalogue are selections from the R.E. Hart Collection held by the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. Seven medieval manuscripts and three incunables from the Collection were exhibited at Senate House Library in November of 2013. This project, Blackburn’s ‘Worthy Citizen’: The Philanthropic Legacy of R.E. Hart, was made possible by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and was generously supported by the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London; Winchester University; the Bibliographical Society; the Economic History Society; and the Blackburn Museum itself. Graduate students from the Institute of English Studies, The Courtauld Institute of Art, and Cambridge and Winchester Universities have worked with curators and experts from a wide range of academic disciplines to produce the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.