British Library Digitisation Services: Location Photography

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Malmesbury Abbey commissioned the British Library to digitise the bible in order to offer worldwide access to this rich historical document.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.

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2 thoughts on “British Library Digitisation Services: Location Photography

  • October 29, 2020 at 18:51

    Is our cultural history safe from you Maoist bastards?

    You're not going to cast Beowulf, Pearl or a Folio to the fires or anything like that 🙁

  • October 29, 2020 at 18:51

    I didn't find this video to be diverse enough. In fact I found it offensive. Is it only men who are able to operate technology such as this? This video just reinforces traditional stereotypes where men are the bread / rice winners and 'their' women should stay at home and raise children. I thought we had moved on from the fifties, but apparently not.

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