Manutius in Manchester

The Manutius in Manchester team were delighted to join the gathering of Aldo-philes in Venice to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Aldo’s death and share the latest research on Aldus and his critical fortuna through the ages. The conference was part of a whole series of events being organised this year by the Biblioteca Marciana and the University of Ca’ Foscari.Conference programme Appropriately, two of the three days were held in the Aula Magna of Ca’ Dolfin and the middle day at the lovely Sala Sansovino at the Marciana.Ca' Dolfin Scholars, collectors, curators, and conservators drawn from Italy, Cyprus, Crete, Greece, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada and America heard some two dozen papers on all aspects of the Aldine workshop, from the origins of the press and the relation between Aldus and the Torresani family, to the examination of Aldus’ three wills. Sessions focused upon Aldus and his relation with the…

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