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An Interview With the Hours of Catherine of Cleves

An art scholar recently called it the rock star of medieval manuscript illumination. The story of this manuscript is so thrilling we couldn’t resist asking ourselves some questions — we also imagined the manuscript’s answers.

On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

An Interview With the Hours of Catherine of Cleves

An art scholar recently called it the rock star of medieval manuscript illumination. The story of this manuscript is so thrilling we couldn't resist asking ourselves some questions — we also imagined the manuscript's answers.

New Video: Dante, Inferno Parigi-Imola Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Dante, Inferno Parigi-Imola in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

New Video: Van Damme Hours Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Van Damme Hours in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

New Video: Herbolarium et materia medica Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Herbolarium et materia medica in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

New Video: Mainz Gospels Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Mainz Gospels in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

New Video: Codex Legum Langobardorum Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Codex Legum Langobardorum in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

New Video: Echternach Pericopes Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Echternach Pericopes in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

Exploring the Bible’s Meanings, Finding Luxurious Gothic Art

Six centuries ago in the Netherlands, innovative manuscript art merged with Gothic style to create a lavish, gold-decorated codex comparing scenes from the Old and New testaments. It is called "Bible for the Poor", but was it really destined for the common people?

New Video: Marco Polo – The Book of Wonders Facsimile Edition

Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Marco Polo - The Book of Wonders in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?

The Most Delightful Model Book of All

Did you ever wonder what Medieval painters used as models? Most of them had never seen exotic animals, and Gothic letters were hard to sketch by memory. One of Milan cathedral's first architects, Giovannino de' Grassi, provided them with a model book so splendid it became a work of art in its own right. Scroll down to see the video!