The former Cistercian abbey of the Dunes had an important collection of manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries. From June 2020 on the manuscripts of the collection of the Mayor Seminary in Bruges are studied and conserved by Lieve Watteeuw and the team of the Book Heritage Lab (2020-2023). The project is supported by the the Fund Baillet-Latour of the King Baudouin Foundation and the Topstukkenraad. The first phase of the project is focusing on the conservation of the 13th century manuscript of Hugo de Folieto, the 14th century Ritual of the  Duines Abbey and 8 other manuscripts dating from the 13th to the late 15th century.

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