There is some exciting news that has been spreading around for a little while. Since I have started my time as the researcher at the Quayle Collection on the Baker University campus, I have not only discovered that we have an extremely rare book in our collection that is not only wrote by Simon Musaum but also published by the biggest and most well know publishers at the time who are created with creating the first ever children's book. Yet, the most impressive thing is the Jost Amman illustrations, the original wood cuts that are still in the book. The wood cuts are simply stunning. Not only that, but with research that has been done on other items in our collection that I have done, and been able to pull in people from the University of York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to assist in a little of the research, I truely feel that Baker and this collection will become the next big thing in the Midwest. However, because of the above named doings, I will be curating the next exhibition that will go up at the Quayle. This is going to be truely amazing as I will be doing research and putting together a collection of 14-16 century items that may never have been seen before by people in the region. I hope to be able to make this a huge hit. More information as it comes.

 Jost Amman print

Jost Amman print

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