Copy of 14th-Century Hebrew Manuscript Acquired by Nelson-Atkins Museum

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artwork: The original Barcelona Haggadah manuscript dates from 14th century in Spain, and is named for one of the illustrations showing the coats of arms of Barcelona. Photo: Shirley Harryman - Courtesy of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


KANSAS CITY, MO.- A rare copy of the Barcelona Haggadah edition, which was printed in 1992 in London through a special project with the British Museum and is the only copy in a four-state region, has been acquired by the Spencer Art Reference Library of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The funding to acquire the work was given by longtime Museum supporters Sybil and Norman Kahn in memory of Thomas W. Levitt, a former two-term chairman of the Nelson-Atkins Society of Fellows.