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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

Free webinars in November and December 2022 on medieval manuscripts. International experts share essential basics on book bindings, heraldry, date formulas, religious patrons, reading culture, liturgical books, digital manuscripts and miniature painting. Open to everyone who loves medieval books and wants to discover them from a new perspective!

About abbeys and manuscripts

Thematic collections

Discover interesting subcollections by abbots, abbeys, etc.

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?

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.


Mmmonk School about the Medieval book: Programme and registration

20 October 2022
The Mmmonk-project and Henri Pirenne Institute (UGent) organise the Mmmonk school in the autumn of 2022. A series of lessons for advanced…

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…

Conservation of 20 Medieval Ten Duinen Abbey Manuscripts Finalised

20 September 2022
The conservation of 20 Medieval manuscripts from the major seminary Bruges finalised (Phase 1, 2020-2022)

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.