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PW-50518-10

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
William Noel (Project Director: 07/17/2009 to 09/20/2012)
Robert Mintz (Project Director: 09/21/2012 to present)

Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts

Cataloging and digitizing 105 medieval illuminated manuscripts dating mostly from the 9th to the 16th centuries that derive from diverse Christian cultures. Images and catalog data would be freely accessible via the museum's Web site and a portal maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

Parchment to Pixel, a two-and-a-half-year project to preserve and make available cataloged digital surrogates of 105 manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum's world-famous collection. Armenian, Byzantine, Ethiopian, Dutch, English, and Central European manuscripts -- representing diverse Christian cultures -- will be digitally captured and documented, amounting to approximately 38,650 pages of ancient text and 3,500 medieval images of the highest quality.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$315,000 (approved)
$315,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2010 – 6/30/2013