September 22, 2014

Baltimore: Walters Art Museum Receives $265,000 NEH Grant to Help Digitize Medieval Manuscripts

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From The Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum has received a $265,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to put toward digitizing its collection of medieval manuscripts and making it available, via computer, to the general public.

The three-year project, “Imaging the Hours: Creating a Digital Resource of Flemish Manuscripts,” includes 113 illustrated manuscripts, encompassing 45,000 pages of text with over 3,000 pages of illumination — elaborate illustrations, such as stylized letters or border decorations. The manuscripts originated in Flanders, now Belgium and northeastern France, from the 13th through 16th centuries.

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This is the third NEH grant the Walters has received to help digitize its collection of some 850 medieval manuscripts — one of the largest collections in the Western Hemisphere, second only to the Morgan Library and Museum’s in New York. The Walters received $307,500 in 2008 to digitize its Islamic manuscripts; another $315,000 for its collection of Armenian, Byzantine, Dutch, English, Ethiopian and German works.

The museum’s goal is to digitize its entire manuscript collection.

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