Capstone Event: Ancient Document Inspires Mystery

May 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Main Library, North Entrance area and Shambaugh Auditorium

Author Event Celebrating 30 Years of Conservation at the University of Iowa
You are invited to attend an evening of Irish music and mystery!
Featuring acclaimed author Erin Hart and musician/author Paddy O'Brien, learn about the ninth century Faddan More Psalter discovered in an Irish peat bog in 2006. Inspiring preservationists, conservationists, and scholars worldwide, the artifact ignited questions and controversy surrounding the study of its ancient gall inks and interesting manuscript marginalia written by scribes in around the year 800.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us:
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
University of Iowa Main Library
North Entrance area and Shambaugh Auditorium
** Irish music
** Author presentation: Researching The Book of Killowen
** Reception, book and CD signing
** Self-guided tours of our conservation lab
** Visit the Iowa Women's Archives
Come and celebrate the value of preservation and conservation work in salvaging cultural history - and in bringing history to life.
Like Irish peat bogs and beloved musical traditions, our libraries, museums and archives are also repositories of lost treasures and forgotten secrets. The everyday work of conservation and preservation at the University of Iowa ensures these cultural artifacts are not lost, but made available for discovery, research and the inspiration of current and future generations.
About the author:
Erin Hart's mystery series combines the irresistible appeal of forensics, archeology and history with the alluring backdrop of Ireland into gripping tales of suspense.
Hart's spouse, Paddy O'Brien, is currently at work on a vast project, collecting and recording Irish traditional music for posterity.
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