Princeton, Morgan Library to catalog medieval manuscripts

July 18, 2000, 10:51 a.m.

Princeton University's Index of Christian Art and the Morgan Library in New York have received a $1 million grant from the Homeland Foundation to create a catalog of 1,000 years of Western iconography in the library's collection, allowing researchers to view the manuscripts through the Internet for the first time.

More than 30,000 illustrations will be digitized from 500 manuscripts in the Morgan Library's collection and then analyzed and catalogued in Princeton's Index of Christian Art. The project marks a giant leap in the exposure of Morgan Library's medieval art collection, which has never been photographed before. In addition, it marks the first time that the Index of Christian art has catalogued any collection in its entirety.

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