Dr. Evelien Hauwaerts is manuscripts curator at Bruges Public Library. Her expertise are Western medieval manuscripts and special collections librarianship. She holds a PhD in Medieval Languages and Literature (CESCM Poitiers), a Masters in Romance Languages (KU Leuven), and two advanced Masters in Medieval and Renaissance History (CESCM and KU Leuven). She is team lead and board member for Bruges in the Europeana project The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages. She is co-curator of IIIF project Medieval Monastic Manuscripts - Open Network Knowledge (MMMONK) and advisory member to the Medieval Manuscripts in Flemish Collections project.