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[Temporary Exhibition]

The Invention of Books
An Exhibition of Manuscripts and Incunabula in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana





The Vatican Library was established more than 500 years ago. Nurtured by the faith of many millions, the library holds one of the world's most prominent collections, including the precious Bibles ever produced.

This exhibit features a number of religious manuscripts and the first letterpress-printed editions of the Gospels (New Testament), on loan from the Vatican collection.
The commentary systematically explains the evolution of printing from the production of manuscripts to Gutenberg and the beginning of letterpress printing.

Schedule: Apr. 23, 2002 (Tue) - Jul. 21, 2002 (Sun)
Closed: Mondays (except April 29 and May 6),
April 30 (Tue) and May 7 (Tue)
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (final admission 17:00)
Admission: Adults: 800 yen
High school and university students: 500 yen
Elementary school and junior high school students: 200 yen

*100 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people.
*Free admittance to visitors holding handicapped-persons' cards and their attendants.
*Free admittance to senior citizens (65 years and over).
An Exhibition of Manuscripts and Incunabula in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Organizer
The Vatican Library
Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Support
The Agency for Cultural Affairs
Japan Bible Society








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