I feel like a kid in a candy shop now that I’m following leads around the internet and finding wonderful resources! Today I came across some wonderful images on Flickr and I thought I’d share them.
The Walters Art Museum houses an outstanding collection of illuminated manuscripts from diverse cultures around the world. The Walters is currently creating full digital surrogates of all the manuscripts, and is releasing them into the public domain under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. Currently we are digitizing the English, Dutch, German, Armenian, Byzantine and Ethiopian Manuscripts, in a project funded by a Preservation and Access Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. As part of our commitment to access, we host derivatives of some of our images on this Flickr site. We hope you enjoy them and incorporate them in your play and your work. Make sure you visit our other sites: turn the pages of full digital surrogates at www.thewalters.org, the museum’s website, or dowload [sic] higher resolution images at www.thedigitalwalters.org. We’d be most grateful for your feedback, and here is as good a place to make a comment as any. I blog at www.willnoel.com.
Curator of Manuscripts
The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
There is also a group “Antique Bookbinding” where members of the group may post images of books older than 100 years.
I’ll keep scouring and add notes here as I find them. You can always watch my GReader shared items feed [no longer in existence] as well if we share some interests.
Yours in Service,