Poetry and Patronage

Historically, poets were financially dependent on their patrons. In exchange, they wrote ample poems praising their lords, ladies – and sometimes also their libraries. A private collection dating back to the French Renaissance now showcases this relationship at the Morgan Library & Museum.

Poetry and Patronage

Historically, poets were financially dependent on their patrons. In exchange, they wrote ample poems praising their lords, ladies – and sometimes also their libraries. A private collection dating back to the French Renaissance now showcases this relationship at the Morgan Library & Museum.

Even long before Diana and “Megxit”, scandals and affairs involving the monarchy were a favourite topic of the British. One particularly spectacular case occurred in 1820. A book reports on a trial that was about much more than tabloid gossip.

Scandal in London – King Takes Queen to Court?

Even long before Diana and “Megxit”, scandals and affairs involving the monarchy were a favourite topic of the British. One particularly spectacular case occurred in 1820. A book reports on a trial that was about much more than tabloid gossip.

Our libraries

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Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.

Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.