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PW-50518-10Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesWalters Art GalleryParchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts6/1/2010 - 6/30/2013$315,000.00Robert Mintz   Walters Art GalleryBaltimoreMD21201-5118USA2010Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access31500003150000

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.