Research Resources in Caid

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This is a list of various research resources within the boundaries of Caid. Last updated: 01 January 2019

Museums

The museums listed here have collections or exhibits that include items of interest to those studying pre-1600-era culture of the Old World. These museums also often have items of newer provenance or objects from the New World, Asia, or Africa, but those are not mentioned here as they are less likely to aid in research appropriate to the SCA's time and location.

Getty Center Museum

Located just west of the 405 Freeway, on the road between Altavia and Lyondemere

Official website: http://www.getty.edu/

  • Illuminated Manuscripts and Drawings - exhibitions change quarterly
  • Medieval & Renaissance Paintings - permanent display
  • Special Exhibits (some are pre-1600)

Getty Center Lecture Series

Official website: Getty Center Lectures

  • most lectures are free, conferences generally have a cost, seating by reservation

Getty Villa in Malibu

  • Official website
  • Greek and Roman Antiquities - permanent display
  • Medieval herb garden - permanent display

Huntington Library in San Marino

Located in the Barony of the Angels

Official website

  • Illuminated Manuscripts - permanent display
    • Gutenberg Bible
    • Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
  • Medieval and Renaissance Paintings - permanent display
  • "Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World", Dibner Hall of the History of Science, Ptolemy to Copernicus, Newton to Einstein.
  • Special Exhibits (some are pre-1600)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Official website: http://www.lacma.org/

  • Medieval & Renaissance Paintings - permanent display
  • European Sculpture from classic period to modern - permanent display
  • Costume and textiles - rotating permanent display; some are pre-1600
  • Ancient Near East - permanent display
  • Ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Art - permanent display
  • Ancient Egyptian - permanent display
  • Special Exhibits (some are pre-1600)

Bowers Museum in Santa Ana

Official website: http://www.bowers.org/

  • Special Exhibits (some are pre-1600)

San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego

Official website: http://sdmart.org/

  • Medieval & Renaissance Paintings - permanent display
    • Old Masters in New Light: the SDMA Collection Revisited
  • Asian Art - permanent display (some are pre-1600)
  • Special exhibits

Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego

Official website: http://timkenmuseum.org/

  • Medieval and Renaissance Paintings - permanent display

San Diego Museum of Man

Official website: http://www.museumofman.org/

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Early weapons

Lectures, Lecture Series, and Conferences

LACMA Public Programs

Official website

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Official website Most lectures are free. Seating is on a first-come basis, throughout the school year.

USC Early Modern Studies Institute

Official website Most lectures and events are free. Seating is on a first-come basis, throughout the school year. (Some event topics are post-1600.)

Other Non-profit, Educational Organizations