In November 2018, the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France launched a joint project, putting “800 manuscripts decorated before the year 1200 available freely” online on two websites. Both institutions provided 400 manuscripts each for digitization. One website, “France-England: Medieval Manuscripts between 700 and 1200,” has been created by the Bibliothèque nationale de France based on the Gallica marque blanche infrastructure. The other, “Medieval England and France, 700–1200,” is aimed at a wider public audience and was developed by the British Library to showcase a selection of manuscripts, as well as articles, essays, and video clips.
Open Culture, Feb. 15