Dan Brown gift will help digitize a major library of Hermetica

The Ritman Library, Amsterdam. By Fiacre [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Ritman Library, Amsterdam. By Fiacre [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Okay, so I’m not a huge fan of Dan Brown’s particular spin on the Holy Grail, but I’m delighted and grateful to learn that he’s putting a nice chunk of his bestseller earnings to the public benefit by donating some €300K to Amsterdam’s Ritman Library for the purpose of digitizing their core collection of pre-19th century Hermetica. The digitized works, some of which Brown himself perused while researching his books, will be made available online for public study as part of the library’s so-called Hermetically Open Project

Here’s a video on the project:

 

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