The Saint John's Bible May 2010: Vol. 2, Issue 5Forward to a Friend

This month we give you a brief glimpse inside Donald Jackson's Scriptorium. For over ten years, this beautiful corner of Wales has been the "headquarters" for the creation of The Saint John's Bible, and the photos below chronicle Donald and his team working on Historical Books. You will note a desk full of sketches and materials that have made their way into the illuminations. Many pictures and videos from Historical Books have been posted on the Bible’s Facebook site and you are encouraged to also "tour" that page.


Scenes from the Scriptorium

Donald Jackson
Left: Donald working at the desk in the studio. Right: Donald working on King Solomon's Temple.

Donald Jackson's desk
Close up of Donald Jackson's desk showing some of the image research that influenced several illuminations in Historical Books.

Jane and Sarah
Left: Jane Grayer, Project Manager, at her desk. Right: Studio Manager, Sarah Harris, packing Historical Books folios for transport.

Taking Down Historical Books pages
Donald, Sarah, and Jane removing the linear wall mock-up for Historical Books on completion of the volume.  The mock –up for the final volume, Letters and Revelation, soon took its place.

The back of the studio.

Venerable Mayo Clinic
Receives Gift of Heritage Edition

The Saint John's Bible to be Shared with Patients, Visitors from Around the Globe

The Saint John's Bible
is displayed in the Siebens Building at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The display includes custom cabinetry; a protective, light-resistant cover; and a monitor that plays a continuous film loop of images from the Bible.

When patients and their families come to Mayo Clinic for answers to their health issues and concerns, not only will they find the world's leading medical experts, these visitors who come from around the globe will now encounter The Saint John's Bible. Mayo Clinic is the first healing organization in the world to receive the limited, fine art edition of The Saint John's Bible. Three of the seven Heritage Edition volumes—Wisdom Books, Prophets and Psalms—were part of a presentation and dedication ceremony on April 28.

Plans to display the Prophets volume at Saint Marys Hospital historic Francis lobby are underway. The opening of that display will occur during Mayo's annual Heritage Days celebration in October, a week-long celebration of the clinic's history and culture. Plans and displays for the remaining volumes are also underway. Click here to learn more.

In This Issue

• Scenes from the Scriptorium

• Mayo Clinic Receives Heritage

• Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

See the Bible


Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee, WI
January 22 - June 6, 2010

Science Museum of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
March 12 - October 24, 2010

Print Exhibitions

Scott County Historical Society
Shakopee, MN
April 20 - May 22, 2010

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center
Beech Grove, IN
August 5 - 29, 2010

Saint Charles Senior Living Community
Carthagena, OH
August 22 - September 10, 2010

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