Library News

Longing for India

Longing for India

October 17, 2014

The library's current display features evocative vintage photographs of monuments in south Asia from Berenson's photo collection, marking their purchase a century ago. See the accompanying entry in the "Highlights from the Collections" column.  

Focus on Facsimiles

Focus on Facsimiles

September 27, 2014

The first exhibition of the new academic year and a two-day seminar of University of Florence students highlight the library's growing collection of superb facsimile editions of Italian Renaissance manuscripts.   Read more about Focus on Facsimiles

A Digital Home for Homeless Artworks, in collaboration with metaLAB (at) Harvard

October 3, 2013

In an exciting new venture, the Berenson Library is partnering with metaLAB (at) Harvard, a research and teaching unit dedicated to pioneering initiatives in the digital humanities, to create a dynamic, interactive, free-standing database and web portal for the library’s collection of Homeless Paintings of the Italian Renaissance.

Records and images of the over 11,000 works of “lost” art in this collection, documented Read more about A Digital Home for Homeless Artworks, in collaboration with metaLAB (at) Harvard

Homeless Paintings of the Italian Renaissance project now complete

July 5, 2013

We are delighted to announce that we have recently completed our multi-year project to catalog and scan over 16,000 photographs representing more than 11,000 “lost” Italian paintings and drawings from the 13th to the 17th centuries (see the description of the Homeless project on our website).  Some of these artworks have been destroyed in wars or natural disasters, some have been stolen, and others – probably most – belong to art dealers or have been acquired by unknown private collectors Read more about Homeless Paintings of the Italian Renaissance project now complete

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