Curator of Manuscripts, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Rm. 608, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Nicholas Herman is Curator of Manuscripts at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Libraries. He received his doctorate in 2014 from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a dissertation focusing on the French Renaissance court painter, Jean Bourdichon. Prior to arriving at Penn in 2016, Dr. Herman held fellowships at the Université de Montréal, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 2007 to 2010, he worked in the department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. He has contributed to numerous catalog and exhibition projects in Europe and North America, and has published articles in Word & Image, Burlington Magazine, and Manuscripta. At Penn, his teaching and research focus on manuscript illumination and its intersection with other media in fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-century Europe.

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