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Elizabeth Morrison

Elizabeth Morrison is the acting senior curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

The Game of Kings Exhibition Blog

A Good Companion

Elizabeth Morrison, Acting Senior Curator, Department of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum

Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I recently visited the Cloisters to see The Game of Kings with curator Barbara Drake Boehm. I had always admired the Lewis Chessmen and was delighted to see them up close. The clever way in which the pieces are displayed on modern reconstructions of black-and-white chessboards reminded me of a manuscript of chess problems found in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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This blog accompanied the special exhibition The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis, on view at The Cloisters November 15, 2011–April 22, 2012.