Digital Projects

jjFlorentine Drawings

An online catalogue that transforms Bernard Berenson’s The Drawings of the Florentine Painters into Linked Open Data. This project was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 


Cria: Committee to Rescue Italian Art

This online exhibition explores the aftermath of a devastating flood in Florence, Italy in 1966 and the preservation efforts of the Committee to Rescue Italian Art. A collection of documents, videos, and over 900 photographs illustrate the story of CRIA. 



Yashiro and Berenson: Art History between Japan and Italy

This exhibition presents the extant correspondence - nearly all unpublished - between Bernard Berenson and Yukio Yashiro. At the height of their fame they were among the most influential art historians in the West and in Japan, respectively.


Villa I Tatti: An Oral History

Through a series of recorded interviews, this online exhibition features a collection of first person accounts of I Tatti, from the last years of Bernard Berenson’s life at the Villa through the transition of the I Tatti from private residence to the new Harvard Center in 1961.


Berenson and Harvard. Bernard and Mary as Students

Long before Bernard and Mary Berenson transformed the study and appreciation of Italian Renaissance art, they arrived separately as students at Harvard in 1884. Through photographs, documents, student writings, and scholarly essays, this exhibition offers engaging portrayals not only of the two students but also of Harvard College and the Harvard Annex in the late nineteenth century.