A manuscript returning home

Huis Bergh Castle purchased a codex with twelve chronicles in the vernacular

On 7 September 2017, Castle-Museum Huis Bergh at s'Heerenbergh celebrated the acquisition of our exceptional Chronicles manuscript, made c. 1460, likely for William II, count of Bergh (d. 1465). Two scholars, Prof. Johan Oosterman (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Rob Dückers (Emerson College) lectured on this fascinating book, which was written in the local vernacular and illustrated possibly in Nijmegen. The 'home-coming' of the manuscript with the Bergh coat of arms was made possible with the support of several foundations. In the meantime the manuscript is temporarily on view at the Museum but a large exhibition will be devoted to the book and its presumed patron, William of Bergh in 2020.

 

 

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