The Walters Art Museum
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Documents from the The Walters Art Museum
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About The Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. This collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. With more than 900 illuminated manuscripts, this extraordinary collection chronicles the art of the book over more than 1,000 years. The Digital Walters is a collection of digitized books and manuscripts from The Walters Art Museum. Items in the collection are from all over the world, and from ancient to modern times. It features deluxe Gospel books from Armenia, Ethiopia, Byzantium, and Ottonian Germany; French and Flemish books of hours; as well as masterpieces of Safavid, Mughal and Ottoman manuscript illumination.
Image standards and specifications
Every element of each manuscript is digitized, including text folios, blank folios, flyleaves, later additions, stubs (whenever possible), and bindings (inner and outer boards as well as spine, fore-edge, head, and tail). Some elements of a manuscript may be imaged more than once. This is the case for Islamic bindings with envelope flaps, for example. For these, the first flyleaf on the flap side will be imaged with the flap, and without the flap.
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The images and descriptions of Walters manuscripts on The Digital Walters were created with funding awarded to the Walters Art Museum by the National Endowment for the Humanities in two projects—Islamic Manuscripts of the Walters Art Museum: A Digital Resource (2008 to 2011) and Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts (2010 to present). Additional funding has been provided by an anonymous donor.