Decoding the Renaissance FREE
November 11, 2014–February 26, 2015
Folger Great Hall
Curators: Bill Sherman
During the Renaissance, the art and science of cryptography came into their own. The advent of printing, development of diplomacy, and creation of postal systems created an obsession with encryption that produced some of the period's most brilliant inventions, most beautiful books, and most enduring legacies. Featuring the best collection ever assembled of early works on codes and ciphers.