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.

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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.

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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.

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