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Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

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Fans and scholars of medieval illuminated manuscripts may enjoy BiblioPhilly, a new digital interface for the Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis project. This three-year project, which launched in 2016, has been digitizing 160,000 manuscript pages held by 15 libraries to "create the country's largest regional online collection of medieval manuscripts." The BiblioPhilly interface was made public in...
Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister

This remarkable exhibition from the Getty Foundation brings together two rare masterpieces of Medieval English art: stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral and illuminations from the St. Albans Psalter. First-time visitors can watch a short preview of the in situ exhibit and then move on to detailed online exhibition galleries. The Behind the Scenes area offers first-hand commentary from...
Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center

Widely understood to be one of the single most important inventions in human history, the development of movable type by Johann Gutenberg in the 15th century made it possible to produce a large number of copies of a single work in a relatively short period of time. Utilizing their own copy (one of 48 remaining around the world) of Gutenberg's Bible, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at...
Historical Book Arts Collection

The history of the book is a fascinating subject, and one that is addressed head on by this most wonderful collection from the University of Washington Libraries Historical BookArts Collection. This digital collection features a sampling of materials held in their Special Collections Division and is primarily intended to serve as a teaching tool. The materials here are contained within sections...
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

This Web site is a scholarly database of information regarding medieval illuminated manuscripts of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum. Viewers may search the database by keyword or browse by subject content -- Religion and Magic, Nature, Human Being, Man in General, Society, Civilization, Culture, Abstract Ideas and...