The Project

In August 2012 Vanessa Redgrave helped us launch our public funding campaign to raise £20,000 to conserve, digitize and publish online the Bodleian’s First Folio. Thanks to your generosity in supporting our campaign financially, writing guest blog-posts, and spreading the word to other Shakespeare-lovers, we reached our target before the end of 2012.

Colleagues throughout the Bodleian, from Rare Books, Imaging Services, Conservation and Collection Care, the Bodleian Printing Workshop at the Story Museum, and Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services, have worked to bring the project to the public, and we are delighted to have launched the digital facsimile on Shakespeare’s 449th birthday, 23 April 2013.

We hope you’ll enjoy sharing one of the Library’s greatest treasures with us.

Let us know what you think: join the conversation!

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