BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is awarding the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore a $265,000 grant to digitize, catalog and distribute 113 medieval Flemish manuscripts, including a collection of prayer books adorned with gold.
The three-year grant announced Tuesday will digitize 45,000 pages of text and over 3,000 pages of illumination from the 13th through the 16th centuries in present-day France and Belgium.READ MORE: Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor Clash After Hogan Says City Getting More Vaccines Than ‘Entitled To’ In Response To WJZ Question
The museum says a highlight will be the digitization of 80 Books of Hours, which were prayer books that were “best sellers” in the Middle Ages.READ MORE: West Baltimore Native, Descendent Of Slaves On Last US-Bound Ship From Africa, Shares Family's Legacy
This is the third digitization grant for the Walters since 2008.
At that time, the museum was awarded $307,000 to digitize Islamic manuscripts. The work continued with a $315,000 grant to digitize Armenian, Byzantine, Dutch, English, Ethiopian and German manuscripts.MORE NEWS: 'Change Is Necessary': Police Reform Bills Pass Committee Hurdle In Maryland Senate
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