Almost 900 Greek manuscripts and some of the most important papyri, ranging in date from the first to the 18th
centuries, are now included in the Digitised Manuscripts site. The first two phases of the
Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project
were generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
and the third phase was
funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, Sam Fogg, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, the
Thriplow Charitable Trust, and the Friends of the British Library. A guide to the Greek Manuscripts collections,
including articles, videos and collection highlights, is available
The Royal Manuscripts and Botany in British India projects have been funded by the Arts and Humanities
Research Council as a part of its Digital Transformations in Arts and Humanities Theme and contributes to a package
of measures aimed at developing innovative approaches to archiving, accessing and using data for research in the
arts and humanities supported as a part of the additional investment to enhance the national e.infrastructure
for research announced by the Government in October 2011.
Over fifty Thai manuscripts and the Chakrabongse Archive of Royal Letters have been digitised with the generous
support of the Royal Thai Government, in celebration of the occasion of the eightieth birthday anniversary of His
Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2007.
Malay manuscripts, early maps of Singapore and selected papers of Thomas Stamford Raffles are being digitised in
collaboration with the National Library Board of Singapore through the generous support of William and Judith
Persian manuscripts are being digitised with the support of the Iran Heritage Foundation, Bahari Foundation, Roshan
Cultural Heritage Institute, Friends of the British Library, Soudavar Memorial Foundation and Barakat Trust.
The Zweig Collection of music manuscripts was digitised with the support of the Derek Butler Trust.
The British Library’s Hebrew manuscripts collection
is one of the finest and most important in the world. The collection
is a vivid testimony of the creativity and intense scribal activities of Eastern and Western Jewish communities for over
1,000 years. Thanks to a major grant from The Polonsky Foundation and support from funders including the American Trust
for the British Library, the Ruth and Jack Lunzer Charitable Trust, the Edith and Ferdinand Porjes Charitable Trust, the
Shoresh Charitable Trust, the Maurice Wohl Charitable Trust, and an anonymous funder, we have created The Polonsky Foundation
Catalogue of Digitised Hebrew Manuscripts, a major project to conserve, catalogue and digitise 1,300 manuscripts from