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American art historian Claudia Swan travels from Krakow to Leiden on a mission to discover the secret of 1,800 priceless paintings hidden deep inside a Polish Library. Claudia's quest to understa...nd Renaissance art leads into a labyrinth of nature, medicine and voyages of exploration, encountering a web of ideas that fundamentally changed Europe's view of science and the world. Follow her journey with us to unpick the mysteries of the Winter Garden.
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Module code and title: AA305, Renaissance secrets
Item code: AA305; 02; 03
Recording date: 2001
Published: 2001
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:29:29
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Producer: Cameron Balbirnie
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Publisher: Open University
Keyword(s): botanical watercolours; Dirck Outgaertszon Klout; Hortus Botanicus, Leiden; Leiden University Library
Subject terms: Botany - Study and teaching; Science - Europe - History; Botanical illustration; Clusius, Carolus, 1526-1609; Rijksherbarium/Hortus Botanicus (Netherlands); Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden. Bibliotheek
Production number: FEUP771Y
Videofinder number: 5927
Available to public: no