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Documentary Heritage on the Silk Road from the 16th to the 20th Century

On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, the exhibition Documentary Heritage on the Silk Road from the 16th to the 20th Century is being opened at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.


IIIF in Manuscriptorium

Manuscriptorium has been delivering content to EUROPEANA since its founding in 2008. However, today, thanks to the IIIF technology and the EUROPEANA Search API, EUROPEANA serves Manuscriptorium for getting seamless access to the content of third parties, be they our current partners or other digital libraries in Europe. This is an indisputable success in the area of dynamic aggregation of data not only in the European framework.


Manuscripts from the Library of the Benedictine Abbey in Rajhrad

In 2018, the library of the Benedictine Abbey in Rajhrad, administered by the Museum of the Brno Region, digitised five manuscripts, four of which were medieval. The oldest of them is a breviary (R 598), which was commissioned by the abbot of the Cistercian monastery in Sedlec Heidenreich in 1308. The Golden Legend by Blessed Jacobus da Varagin (R 350) comes from the first half of the 14th century as well. Another two manuscripts, containing a commentary on the Rule of St Benedict (R 348) and a part of a breviary (R 591), were written in the second half and at the end of the 14th century. Modern manuscripts are represented by the World Chronicle by Jan Nepomuk Klassing (R 356) from 1771, accompanied by numerous pen-and-ink drawings.


An Early Printed Book from the Town Museum and Gallery Polička

The Town Museum and Gallery Polička has provided access to a printed book from 1576 (K 355). It is Kancionál český, a Czech Hymnbook or a Book of Evangelical Spiritual Songs by Jakub Kunvaldský, with adjoined Nešpor český, a Czech Book of Vesper Prayers Consisting of the Psalms of David by the same author. The beginning and end of the printed book have not been preserved and have been complemented by hand; further manuscript additions include A Song about the Prophetess Sibylla and other excerpts at the beginning of the volume.