New Medieval British Museum Resource: Pilgrim Badges 3D Models (Digital Pilgrim Project)

We are pleased to share with you a new 3D digital resource focusing on the medieval pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges in the British Museum collection. We would be very grateful if you could share it within your faculty as a research and teaching tool.

Funded by a Paul Mellon Centre Digital Project Grant, The Digital Pilgrim Project has produced twelve high quality 3D models of badges which can be viewed on the British Museum’s Sketchfab page. Each of the models is accompanied by interactive annotations and they can be manipulated to view the badges from any angle. They are a fascinating way-in to medieval material cultures of pilgrimage and devotion and the BM collection at large (which can be viewed via Collection Online).

We hope that this resource will bring the British Museum’s medieval badge collection to scholarly attention and encourage further research about these small but fascinating objects. If you would like to learn more about the project, please see the attached article recently published by the Paul Mellon Centre.

We will be creating further digital resources to facilitate research into medieval pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges, so please do get in touch if you would like to receive updates.

Best regards,

The Digital Pilgrim Project

Amy Jeffs (PhD candidate, University of Cambridge), Lloyd de Beer (Project Curator, Late Medieval Collections at The British Museum), Gabriel Byng (Research Fellow, University of Cambridge), Rob Kaleta (PhD candidate, UCL), and Amy Kellenberger (MA Candidate, UCL).

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