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Mmmonk unites the circa 820 medieval manuscripts from the Flemish abbeys of St Bavo, St Peter, Ten Duinen and Ter Doest. Discover an intellectual and artistic treasure trove, going back to as early as the 6th century!


Mmmonk School recordings now online!

26 January 2023

In November and December 2022 Mmmonk and the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies organised a webinar series with basic introductions on various aspects of the medieval book. The recordings of these sessions are now available on this website and on YouTube.

Mmmonk Day on Manuscripts and IIIF: Programme and registration

20 December 2022

Join us on 17 February at the Royal Library of Belgium for a conference on Manuscripts and IIIF. An occasion to see Mmmonk manuscripts in the flesh, to get inspiration from the lessons we have learned during the project, and to discover what is hot and happening in the field of IIIF development focused on manuscripts. Welcome, one and all!

Video: Connecting Medieval Monastic Manuscripts: metadata aggregation using IIIF manifests

20 October 2022
Watch the presentation by Evelien Hauwaerts and Sofie Veramme, recorded during the international conference 'Linked Data and International…

About abbeys and manuscripts

Mmmonk Highlights

A selection of highlights from the Mmmonk collection.

History of the collections

Read about the history and profile of the manuscripts and abbeys.

Virtual tours

Take a tour through the manuscripts and learn more about their authors, scribes, materials, readers and libraries.

Children discuss medieval manuscripts

Five children share their thoughts on six Medieval manuscripts. Can they make sense of a world of miniatures, gold, droleries, parchment and Latin?

Mmmonk School

Mmmonk School is a webinar series with basic introductions by experts on various aspects of the medieval book, e.g. heraldry, bookbindings, miniatures, dating formulas, reading culture...

IIIF Workshop

IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) facilitates the use of digital images in research, teaching and communication. Follow a step by step workshop which requires no technical knowledge.

Annotation demo on Liber Floridus

Discover our proof-of-concept for the visualisation of IIIF annotations on medieval manuscripts.

Contemporary Art Exhibition

Six artists created art pieces based on the Mmmonk manuscripts. Discover their art in the exhibition at Bruges Public Library from 1 December 2022 until 4 February 2023 or get a sneak peak on our website.

What is Mmmonk?

Mmmonk stands for Medieval Monastic Manuscripts – Open – Network – Knowledge. It is a collaborative project between Bruges Public Library, Ghent University Library, Major Seminary Ten Duinen in Bruges and Ghent Diocese. The project is funded by the Flemish Government (Department Culture, Youth and Media). Mmmonk unites the circa 820 extant medieval manuscripts from four important Flemish abbeys on a digital platform using the international IIIF protocol. Learn more about our goals, funding, corpus, methods and partners.