The Manuscript Studies and Medieval Art Collection

The Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Studies Collection is a specialist library assembled by Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion over her career teaching and researching on the history of the book before printing. Professor Manion has kindly donated this collection of books and journals to the Academic Centre.


The Manuscript Studies Collection comprises books and journals donated from the research library of Professor Emeritus Margaret Manion IBVM, AO.  Professor Manion is an Australian art historian and curator recognised internationally for her scholarship on the art of the illuminated manuscript. She has published on Medieval and Renaissance liturgical and devotional works, and was instrumental in cataloguing Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts in Australian and New Zealand collections.

Scope of the Collection

The Manuscript Studies Collection consists of over 1400 items about medieval and renaissance art.

How to access the Collection

The Manuscript Studies Collection is housed behind locked cabinets on Level 3 of the Academic Centre. Access to the Collection is restricted due to the uniqueness and value of the material. Items may be used on-site by scholars and researchers by arrangement with the Centre Director.