COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: The Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany

A Pick of the Week from Special Collections of the UM Libraries By Cristina Favretto, head of Special Collections The Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany (Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne in French) is a book of hours that had been originally commissioned by Anne of Brittany, consort of King Louis XII of France and illuminated in Tours or perhaps Paris by Jean Bourdichon between 1503 … Continue reading COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: The Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany

Notes from the Director’s Desk

It’s difficult to write a first column for a first blog…how does one compress a significant amount of information in a relatively small space and in a pithy yet engaging manner?  Most significantly, how does one choose which aspects of a very rich and varied collection (one that is managed and curated by an experienced and diverse group of individuals!) to emphasize?  Where should I … Continue reading Notes from the Director’s Desk