Gallery Exhibition: Gilded Beasts

Gallery Exhibition: Gilded Beasts

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An exhibition of the extraordinary Aberdeen Bestiary

The third exhibition in the University Library's Gallery is of the Aberdeen Bestiary - an exquisite illuminated manuscript from the 12th-century, rendered in rich gold and magnificent colour. It is a work of extraordinary artistry and craftsmanship in which tales of animals are used to illustrate essential moral beliefs.

The pages of this stunning book are turned every week so viewers can see a different section on each revisit, and more details about the Bestiary Project, such as translations of the Latin text, digitised images and extensive information about its history, are available online at

Gallery Summer Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pmSat 1-4pm(closed Mon and Sun)


Gallery, University Library

Scott Byrne
Exhibition and Programming Officer
01224 273049