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Book of hours


Create your own sacred text, an illustrated diary about passions, conflicts and causes that matter to you. Contribute a page (image) via email to a growing exhibition that will be shown in an on-screen exhibition in Edinburgh this August. If you would like to contribute then please send an email to with appropriate credits. 

Further down the track we will be selecting works to be exhibited as part of the London show in 2012. 

A book of hours is a medieval illuminated manuscript offering prayers and devotions for different times ‘hours’ of the day. Examples can be found at the British Library. Making these books were acts of devotion. What does this mean now? What beliefs do you devote your life to? What passions drive you? How do you share these with others?

Submit a page of your book and add to our online exhibition. We will create a book of hours at the end of the project.