Migrations of the Mind: Manuscripts from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection - The Getty (April 17, 2010)
Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Vein Man, Iran, 1411 - Tashrih-i badan-i insan

Vein Man, Iran, 1411


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit: Mastering the World - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Medicine: Between Heaven and Earth
- The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Dioscorides and Galen seated side by side on benches discussing the plants behind them, Eastern Mediterranean 1400s - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH

Dioscorides and Galen seated side by side on benches, Eastern Mediterranean 1400s


Novae theoricae planetarum (New theory of the planets, Northern Italy, mid-1500s - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH

Novae theoricae planetarum (New theory of the planets, Northern Italy, mid-1500s


Encoding Machines: Spain, ca. 1600 - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH

Encoding Machines: Spain, ca. 1600


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Mass of the Earth Supported by an Ox Floating on the Ocean, Azerbaijan, 1552 - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH

Mass of the Earth Supported by an Ox Floating on the Ocean, Azerbaijan, 1552


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit: Mastering the World - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Surgical Instruments, Iraq 1464 - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH

Surgical Instruments, Iraq 1464


Mastering the Mind - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Intelligent Design - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


World Map, Battista Agnese, Venice, 1535–1538 - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH

World Map, Battista Agnese, Venice, 1535–1538


Migrations of the Mind Exhibit - The Getty (April 17, 2010) - by QH


GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE REVEALS SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND SPIRITUAL INSIGHT FROM THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN PERIOD
Migrations of the Mind: Manuscripts from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
At the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Center,
November 17, 2009–April 18, 2010

In this exhibition, the Getty Research Institute presents highlights from the an extraordinary collection of illustrated manuscripts. Displayed together publicly for the first time, these manuscripts on the history of science and ideas demonstrate the circulation of knowledge around the world and across cultures during the medieval and early modern periods. Medieval Muslim and Christian medicine, Chinese acupuncture, secret experiments in alchemical laboratories, codebooks for keeping secrets secret, and French and Persian visions of the cosmos that blend science with spirituality are among the treasures on display. These manuscripts were produced for caliphs, popes, merchants, and scientists. Copied and illustrated by hand, their contents—their ideas and visions—illustrate the human urge for knowledge and creative invention.

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