Distinguished Visitor (January-April 2013)
Dr. Panayotova is Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and also director of the Cambridge Illuminations and Miniare Research Projects. Her interests center on medieval and early modern manuscript production and illumination, and patronage, as well as on cultural exchanges between Western Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world, but also extend to manuscript collecting between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the author, most recently, of Art, Academia, and the Trade: Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867–1962) (2010) and has edited facsimiles of The Fitzwilliam Book of Hours (2009) and The Macclesfield Psalter (2008), each with extensive commentaries.
During her stay, Dr. Panayotova gave a lecture on “Illuminated Manuscripts: Science and Art” as well as three master classes dedicated to the making and meaning of Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts.