In this short film, watch as our expert cultural heritage photographer, Eugenio Falcioni, digitises a precious 600-year old bible in situ at Malmesbury Abbey.
Malmesbury Abbey had one of the most important medieval libraries in Europe. Their its four-volume medieval bible is on permanent display and admired by the Abbey’s 65,000 annual visitors. The Friends of Malmesbury Abbey commissioned the British Library to digitise the bible in order to offer worldwide access to this rich historical document. Our cultural heritage photographer meticulously shot and processed every page in his pop-up photographic studio within the Abbey walls. By utilising our location photography service, the Abbey benefited from our photographer’s expertise and state-of-the-art kit without the inherent risks of transporting such a fragile object.
Find out more about our location photography digitisation services: https://www.bl.uk/digitisation-services