Thursday, September 30, 2010

check out a virtual and growing library of beautiful Islamic illuminated manuscripts walters neh

Sunday, September 26, 2010

British Library digitizes Greek Manuscripts
Walters Ottoman Atlas Maps of Med. Piri Reis islamic illuminated manuscript neh - the story so far
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Burn Korans? No, digitize them! Share their beauty and the sophistication of the cultures that made them

The Education of The Young

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It is impossible to start people too early on medieval manuscripts. Here is Henry encountering them for the first time with our friends Larry and Barbara

Friday, September 24, 2010

Abigail Quandt and Adam Gacek examine Koran

Adam Gacek catalogues our Islamic manuscripts remotely, using a web based cataloguing tool designed by Doug Emery of Emery IT especially for the purpose. But he does make periodic vists to the Walters to Study the actual manuscripts. here he is studying a Koran with Abigail Quandt, Senior Conservator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at The Walters.

Anxiously awaiting text on Archimedes from some very clever friends. Deadlines...deadlines....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Island of Skyros from Ottoman manuscript atlas c.1700, walters NEH map cc

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A beautifully calligraphed copy of a poem in honor of the prophet walters NEH Manuscript
consummate calligraphy
Twelfth Century Square Koran manuscript incipit page, Walters NEH Islamic