Friday, 9 March 2012
Fascinating and Fragile: A contemporary approach to making manuscripts accessible
Saturday 24 March, 10.30 – 16.15
Free (includes lunch)
The V&A- London
Discover the story of JAINpedia, an ambitious project led by the Institute of Jainology to digitise UK collections of rare and remarkable Jain manuscripts from India. Playing a prominent role in the history of Indian art and preserved for centuries in temple libraries, the manuscripts contain a treasure trove of ancient wisdom, illustrated with beautiful paintings.Learn how the manuscripts were selected, conserved, digitised and catalogued for this ground-breaking website. JAINpedia makes these manuscripts accessible for the first time to an international audience and provides a wealth of interpretative and contextual information.
Supported by the V&A Jain Art Fund
Book online or call 020 7942 2211