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A tour of the Museum of the Bible Medieval Manuscript Section

March 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The WRBG invites you to join us for:

A tour of the Museum of the Bible
Medieval Manuscript Section
Friday, March 13: 4-6pm


Led by Herschel A Hepler, Associate Curator of Hebrew Manuscripts, and Bryan Hyland, Associate Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, Museum of the Bible.


In March 2019, the WRBG made its first visit to the Museum of the Bible. With many members wait-listed, the event is back again by popular demand. If you made it on the tour last year, please allow others to register first. If there is still room after March 10th, a second email will go out alerting members.

On this visit, our small group will be given a curator-led tour by Hershel Hepler of his new exhibit of Hebrew manuscripts. From there we will be passed on to Brian Hyland to see a few selected medieval manuscripts in the collection spaces not currently on view to the public.

Herschel A. Hepler has been Associate Curator of Hebrew Manuscripts at Museum of the Bible since 2016. He cares for and researches the Hebrew manuscripts in the Museum Collections and oversees several research projects related to medieval Jewish history and manuscript production. Hepler is especially interested in Hebrew codicology, paleography and Cairo Genizah research. He assisted in the research of a Dead Sea Scroll fragment and co-authored its publication in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection (Brill, 2016), and he continues to support ongoing provenance research of Museum of the Bible artifacts.

Brian Hyland joined Museum of the Bible in 2016 as Associate Curator of Medieval Manuscripts. In addition to curating medieval materials, he assists with Greek papyri.

Brian holds a master’s in ancient history from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Maryland, College Park. He did additional studies at the Institut für Papyrologie, Ruprecht Karls Universität, in Heidelberg, Germany.

Previously, Brian taught Greek and Roman history at the University of Illinois, Chicago, medieval history at the University of Maryland’s European extension division, and Latin at Binghamton University. He chaired the social studies department and for 30 years taught Latin, German and social studies at Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, New York.

Space is very limited! RSVP below by March 10th.

The tour will meet at the side entrance of the Museum of the Bible.

The Museum of the Bible is located at 400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, near the Federal Center SW Metro Stop. It is a short, one-block walk west to the entrance of the museum. Please bring photo ID and minimal bags.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2020, or would like to donate to the RBS scholarship fund, click here!



March 13, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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